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SLHS seniors win annual Sugar Bowl flag football game for fifth time

SLHS junior turns corner against seniors The sixth annual San Luis High School Sugar Bowl, which pits seniors versus juniors in a flag football game, ended in a two-touchdown shutout for the second year in a row.

The seniors, coached by Career & Technical Education teacher Zach Kelly, scored two touchdowns to take down the juniors, 14-0, on Thursday, Sept. 26 at SLHS.

Francisco Becerra, who was the seniors’ starting quarterback, had a 30-yard run for the first touchdown, and Arath Valenzuela scored the second touchdown with a 3-yard quarterback sneak up the middle. It’s the fifth time in six years of the event that the seniors have prevailed. Two years ago, the Class of 2019 became the first junior cohort to earn a victory.

“All seniors played a good game and put everything out there,” Kelly said. “The juniors also played their hearts out and had a few big plays. It’s always a pleasure coaching the Sugar Bowl and getting to experience that with students that I have been around their whole high school career.”

At halftime, the Snake Charmers dance team and SLHS marching band performed. Various concessions and treats were also available throughout the game, which takes place each year during the fall semester.

Photo by Laritza Norzagaray

Eric Patten