Chiefs Best Fight Not Enough in Area Round Loss to Hirschi
ABILENE, TX-- The Lake View Chiefs started out hot, but was eventually shown the dominance of the Wichita Falls Hirschi Huskies.
The Chiefs fell 55-23 in the area round of the playoffs.
Led by sophomore QB Albert Rodriguez, the Chiefs put up respectable numbers against the Huskies. Lake View had 354 yards of total offense compared to Hirschi’s 495. Rodriguez threw for 300 yards and had two total touchdowns.
The Chiefs were no match for Hirschi’s Daimarqua Foster. He led their offense with 280 yards rushing and five touchdowns.
After the Chiefs forced a turnover on the opening drive of the game, they couldn’t generate any offense and gave the ball back to the Huskies. Fred Fleeks capped off the subsequent drive with a 22-yard touchdown run.
Lake View responded on the very next play from scrimmage. Albert Rodriguez hit Johnny Espinosa downfield for a 67-yard touchdown pass. That woke the Huskies up.
Leaning on three rushing touchdowns from star running back Daimarqua Foster, Hirschi scored 20 unanswered points and flexed their muscle against the young Chiefs.
Lake View found the end zone after an eight-play, 76-yard drive that saw Rodriguez run for a 2-yard touchdown to make it 27-13.
Foster scored his fourth touchdown of the half to put Hirschi up 34-13 with 52 seconds left in the first half. That’s where the game took a serious turn.
Hirschi defensive end Reggie Jackson was in on a tackle late against Rudy Martinez and did not move following the hit. He left the field bound to a stretcher for an area hospital. Our partner KTXS told us they heard over the scanner he suffered a spinal cord injury. Injuries from stingers to severe spinal cord injuries are treated with the utmost precaution by medical professionals.
The teams went to the half with that 34-13 score.
Hirschi scored 21 unanswered points behind Foster, Fred Fleeks and KD Dorsey to go up 55-13 in the fourth quarter.
Kendall Blue made his final football game as a Chief memorable with a 55-yard touchdown to pull Lake View to 55-20. Lake View’s Daniel Ramos drilled a 41-yard field goal to finish the game’s scoring.
Lake View finishes the season 3-9. Hirschi (10-2) will face Decatur in the third round.