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By Toni DeRosa
Wasco Tribune 

WHS salutes senior players

Win against Taft makes memories


Last updated 11/1/2019 at 6:58pm | View PDF

Marco Espinoza | Wasco High School

Before they enter the field, senior varsity players line up. From left are Austin Dobbs, Jared Torres, Daniel Lopez, Juan Martinez Ruiz, Brock Derington, Alejandro Prieto, Eduardo Solis, Tony Peak, Rodrick Scott and Jacob Villanueva.

Wasco High Tigers beat the Taft Wildcats 28-13 in the last home game of the season – and the last home game of 14 seniors' high school playing days.

Since Friday night's game highlighted seniors, the senior players players, band members and cheerleaders were individually presented to the attendees at the game.

Prior to the game, the senior football players were introduced to everyone along with their parents or family members present.

Each player was announced and a brief biography was presented as to what his plans were after graduation, such as Jacob Villanueva who plans on attending Bakersfield College, Tony Peak who plans on attending Fresno State to study criminal justice and Jared Torres who would like to attend Bakersfield College and transfer to University of California at Santa Barbara.

Other senior football players recognized included: Vincent Villanueva, Jacob Villanueva, Rodrick Scott, Tony Peak, Eduardo Solis, Alejandro Prieto, Brock Derrington, Juan Martinez, Daniel Lopez, Jared Torres, Austin Dobbs, Geranimo Valdivia, Jacob Martinez, Eddie Saldana and Alejandro Gil.

The Darling Divas – mostly primary school girls -- were invited to participate in the halftime show, and worked with the high school cheerleaders the week before.

Toni DeRosa | Wasco Tribune

Donna Derington with Brock Derington.

"That is when younger girls come to learn a cheer routine and cheer from the high school cheerleaders," Activities Coordinator Hailey Coyle said.

The younger girls performed at halftime with the high school cheerleaders.

In addition to the Darling Divas, the band performed while senior band members were also individually introduced to the attendees.

Band members included I didn't know they were performing.

The last game of the season for the team is the rivalry game against Shafter High Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Shafter.


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