By Jocelyn Sanchez and Pria Bun
Congratulations to our 2018 ESL Football Champions! These boys have made such an impact on our community with their accomplishments, both the school and community are extremely proud of the team. Local businesses have shown support to honor our boys’ ESL Championship, and to say that with hard work anything is possible. Congratulations to Damian Hernandez and Anthony Guzman for being awarded Woodlake Tiger Offense and Defense Player of the Year. Also a big congratulations to Coach Johnson for receiving Coach of the Year; the boys are thankful for the endless support from the coaching staff.
Throughout the season, our Tigers have been working hard both on and off the field. As the Woodlake Tigers head into the first round of playoffs, they defeated the Corcoran Panthers 46-7. This win led them into the quarter finals against the Lindsay Cardinals. Our league champs take, yet again, another win against the Cardinals 30-22. With the woodlake tigers phenomenal performance against Lindsay, they headed to the semi finals to face the Shafter Generals.
During this round, our Tigers faced a tough loss to the Shafter Generals 32-60. Our boys fought with determination and heart. This loss wraps up the final game of the 2018 Woodlake Tiger Football season. Our Tigers had an outstanding season in which they finished with the record of 11-2 and going 6-0 in league which put them in first and undefeated. In this 2018 season our boy’s got one of the biggest wins in Woodlake history, the victory over the Exeter Monarchs 28-15. This big win boosted the determination in not only the players but the coaches and the town as well. Lets get them next year Tigers and continue to make this town proud!