5iVE Straight for Hoover

Tornado football team improves to 5-0 with 14-0 victory against Dr. Maya Angelou Community on Friday night.

By Noah Durry and Jacob Siasat, Staff Writers

The Hoover High football team stayed on fire to start the season in Friday’s road game against Dr. Maya Angelou Community High.

Hoover’s defense was superb once again, just like it has been the entire year, in a 14-0 win, as the Tornados improved to 5-0.

Hoover’s defense has allowed only 43 points this year, which is the best y

ear the Hoover football team has had since 1988, when the Tornados went 6-5. Wth five more games left in the season, the Tornados have their eyes set on going to the playoffs for the first time since 1984.

With performances like Friday night’s effort, the Tornados might just make it to the postseason.

In the first quarter, Joseph Dizon, Hoover’s wide receiver, scored on a touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Ethan Davis from the 40-yard line on the very first play of the game.

“It felt good making that touchdown, but I feel that I can still improve,” Dizon said.”Theres still more work to do.”

Hoover played without star running back Andrew Torres who was recovering from a concussion he suffered a week earlier.

Torres’ teammates filled in nicely for him.

Daniel Rangel, a tight end, got another down for Hoover in the first quarter. He caught a bullet from Ethan Davis and ran into the endzone for a 35-yard score.

“It was a good game overall,” Rangel said.”We bounced back from all the mistakes we made in previous years.”

The Tornados have a bye this week and won’t play until Castaic visits Hoover on October 1. Hoover’s sixth game of the year begins at 5 p.m. That is when Hoover will try to match the 1953 Tornado team that also started the season 6-0.