Cam High’s CIF Football Season Comes to a Close


Ian Lattimer

On Nov. 2, 2018, Cam High’s varsity football team played against Rio Mesa.

The 2018 fall football season recently ended, and Cam High’s football program concluded the season with a record of 50-1 and the varsity team qualified to play in the CIF Playoffs.

The team’s first playoff game was against Rio Mesa on Nov. 2, 2018. In the first quarter of the game, Cam High scored 14 points, and Rio Mesa scored six points in the second quarter. However, Cam High scored seven points in the second quarter, pulling ahead of Rio Mesa. Cam High earned a total of 34 straight points in the span of six minutes.

Rio Mesa did not score any points during the third quarter, while Cam High scored 27 points. The game ended with a final score of 48-12, a victory for Cam High. Rio Mesa and Cam High have not faced off twice in one season in over 43 years.

“It was a fun game. It was cool to play them again. We’re the first team to play them two times a year which was really cool and we got to beat them again which is always fun,” said senior and varsity football player, Drew Carter.

Some highlights of the game included: senior Carson Anderson’s forced fumble that led to a 16-yard touchdown pass; junior Ryan Lythgoe returned a fumble for 40 yards to score; senior Mason Brown returned a punt for a touchdown and senior Drew Carter blocked a punt.

“We’ve been playing together since we were little so a bunch of the seniors have been close and a bunch of the juniors have been close too. We just have that kind of connection to go really far with that,” said varsity football player and senior, Izaiah Lazaro.

Cam High faced off against Oaks Hills in the city of Hesperia on Nov. 9. Cam High scored 15 points during the first and second quarter, and Oaks Hills scored seven points during the second quarter. During the second half of the game, Oaks Hills gained 13 points and Cam High scored seven. Cam High won with a score of 44-20.

Cam High later played Corona Del Mar on Nov. 16, and lost with a score of 49-17, ending their CIF season.