Freshman in CIF


Freshman Jalen Cervantez is an athlete selected to play in the CIF football games for Segerstrom.

Freshman Jalen Cervantez is an athlete selected to play in the CIF football games for Segerstrom.

Christopher Meza Lopez and Xavier Ojeda

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Freshman football player, Jalen Cervantes, got moved up to varsity to play in the first CIF game as a defensive end.

“It’s an honor that the coaches picked me. I feel like it’s a great opportunity for me to get better,” said Jalen Cervantes (9).

The varsity football team went 9-1 in their regular season and are now playing for CIF. This means that the varsity football team will have another experienced player for CIF, giving them a higher chance of winning. 

“I feel as if there were many more other players that should have been brought up with me,” continued Cervantes (9).

Adding Jalen to the team means that there are going to be more spots for freshmen on the varsity team and it will open gates for many more players. On the 8th, they had their first CIF game against Pomona. It was an away game. 

As Jalen said, “We had a great lead at 52-14. Overall I feel like the team did very well and exceeded expectations. We will now be moving on to the second round in CIF.”

It was an exciting time for the freshman player Jalen, when he went in. It was his first ever varsity football game.

“There were so many emotions running through my mind and I would just like the thank all the support I got from all my family and friends,” said Cervantes.

Although he was the only freshman moved up to varsity this year, he proved he was a good pick for varsity. And the freshmen can only hope that they will be chosen to be moved up.