Explorers Bounce Back
By Jorge Garcia
Last Friday night the Columbus Explorers faced the Miami High Stingarees hoping to bounce back from two back to back losses. Coming off of a heartbreaking loss to a talented Southeidge team, the Explorers hoped to prove that they’re still a force to be reckoned with.
The game opened with junior defensive back Josh Jobe returning a kick to the Stingarees twenty yard line, which led to senior running back Yael Gomez muscling through the trenches, and into the end zone. Gomez rushed for two touchdowns in the match up. Overall the Explorers defense dominated the game. Sophomore cornerback Robert Crocket had an interception, and the defensive line stumped all attempts of establishing the running game.
The Explorers offense showed flashes of their potential in this matchup; seniors Orlando Hidalgo and C.J. Henderson, junior Willie Davis, and freshman Henry Parrish had outstanding games. Hidalgo and Davis both caught touchdown passes, while Henderson and Parrish both provided the Explorers with explosive runs, contributing more than enough for the Explorers to punch the ball into the end zone.
The Explorers are in the midst of preparation for this year’s annual match up against the Belen Jesuit Wolverines, to which they have never lost. The rivalry between the two schools runs very deep, and the Exolorers are hoping to let all their talent shine this Saturday at Tropical Park.