Hoover handed first loss

Tornado football team falls to Nogales, 47-7.

The Hoover High football team traveled to Nogales to face its toughest competition yet on Friday night. Hoover was unable to continue its winning streak, losing 47-7. 

Nogales started the game strong with scoring their first touchdown four minutes into the first quarter. Nogales didn’t back down and scored three touchdowns and got an interception going into half leading 27-0. 

“Everyone just needs to keep their heads up since we all have a hard time picking ourselves back up,” Hoover junior Daniel Rangel said. “We just need to move forward and keep progressing in the season.”

The third quarter started with another touchdown for the Nobles but, soon after the Tornados (6-1) fought their way into the end zone. Quarterback Ethan Davis ran the ball in giving junior Daniel Baneham the opportunity to make the extra point for Hoover’s only points of the night.

“Sometimes when you get wins the focus loosens up and practice loses up and then you face a team like Nogales, and you get beat.” Hoover Coach Azad Herabidian explained. 

The Tornados went into the fourth quarter trying to give everything they had but many injuries arose and the Tornados gave up 2 more touchdowns leading to a final score of 47-7. 

“Football is like a play, you run through all the different sets and plays you’re going to do,” Herabidian described. “Then you come out and put on a performance. We didn’t rehearse properly this weekend and that’s what practice is for. We have to focus on making sure that we take practice seriously. That will help us be more prepared for our next opponent.”