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The varsity football team played against Paramount High School on Friday Sept. 29. The game ended in a loss for Venice with a score of 50-27.

“We didn’t do as well as we should have on defense, and on offense we couldn’t really get anything going,” said Junior Moorice Apprey.

The team also played against St. Paul on Aug. 25 with a losing score of 34-10, El Camino Real on Aug. 31 with a winning score of 18-15, and Arleta on Sept. 8 with a wining score of 41-8.

Their first league game will be against Westchester on Friday Oct. 6.

The varsity football team played against Newbury Park on Friday Sept. 22. The game ended in a loss for Venice with a score of 52-42.

Though they had a rough start in the first half of the game with a score of 31-6, the team turned it around and made a remarkable comeback in the second half.

“The first half, we always play with a lower energy level until the second half when we turn it up and I feel like that needs to change,” said Captain Justin Cauley. “If we played in the first half with the same energy level we had in the second half, we would’ve won that game for sure.”

Through sheer persistence and a great deal of tenacity, they fought to the finish almost closing a major point gap and pushing through three injuries. Though they were not able to claim victory, their performance was promising and they did not disappoint their fans that night.

“Every game, you play better than the game before, and I think so far that might be true of our team regardless of the record,” said Coach Angelo Gasca. “Every game, every day, every year [we] practice and try to be better.”