CHS football playoff hopes end
Last Friday, the Claremont High School varsity football team’s postseason fairy tale came to a heartbreaking conclusion as the team lost 23-13 against St. Margaret’s Episcopal School.
Defense ruled most of the game, but the Wolfpack took back the lead 13-9 when junior running back Caden Campuzano scored a TD in the fourth quarter. But a tired CHS defense gave up a crucial touchdown on St. Margaret’s next drive. Then a critical pick six followed, making the 10-point difference to much to overcome.
The loss ended the Wolfpack’s CIF-SS title hopes and capped a 2-1 Palomares league campaign as well as a 7-6 overall season. This season was special for the team to say the least as they snapped their 19-year first-round playoff curse, and made it all the way to this year’s CIF-SS Division IX semifinals.