Amidst grandstands packed with fans dressed in Columbia blue and red, the Socorro Bulldogs took on the Parkland Matadors for their homecoming game Friday night.
With the stands filled with proud community members, the atmosphere was electric, even before the players stepped onto the football field.
It was against this backdrop that the Bulldogs began the game strong, despite missing some key players on defense due to injuries. However it was a tough match, as they went down on the scoreboard early; but the determined Bulldogs weren’t going give up without a fight.
Senior Alex Olivas put Socorro on the board with a nice run from inside the Parkland 10 yard line. He later added a second score after securing a nice strike from Junior QB Jacob Luna.
The spark was no match though for the fast-paced Matador offense, as the Bulldogs fell 55-21.
“Scoring two touchdowns tonight sets the pace for my season, the team is putting their all and are never giving up,” Olivas stated. “The season is long and there’s always time for improvement.”
Author: Briseida Rivera | Photographer: Evangelina Quiroga – Special to the Herald-Post
Herald-Post Radio: High School Playoff Football – Lubbock Monterey vs Eastlake @ Midland’s Grande Communications Stadium
A special edition of Herald-Post Radio brings you Lubbock Monterey vs Eastlake LIVE starting at 2:55pm on Friday, November 18th
Via the embedded player, fans can follow their favorite team via any web-enabled device – even from the in-dash entertainment centers in newer vehicles.
Users need only log on, click on the story, bookmark it and hit play!
As part of the partnership with 600ESPN El Paso, the coverage will feature Chris Babcock calling all the action, along with different members of 600ESPN’s Football Friday Night Crew throughout the season.
The partnership between Herald-Post and 600ESPN El Paso allows for the most complete, live coverage of high school football in the El Paso area.
Thursday, October 27 REPLAY Franklin vs Coronado @ Sun Bowl
Andres Acosta was at a couple of the best high school football games Friday night: El Paso High kicking off their Centennial Football year vs Cobre (NM) and two of the area’s best teams facing off at the newest stadium: Eastlake vs El Dorado at the Socorro ISD’s SAC.
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