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Senior Night ends in big win

Senior Night took place under the big stadium lights on Nov. 5, for the Yorktown varsity football team against the Runge Yellowjackets.  Not only were the ten senior football players, three cheerleaders, and four band members and parents honored for their contributions and hard work throughout their high school career but the football team also participated in their traditional patriotic game. This year the team honored the 13 members of the United States military who were killed in the attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, as they worked to evacuate people to safety. Seniors Drew Alexander, Kalen Barefield, Jacob Guerrero, DeQuan Clay, Cesar Sarmiento, Tristan Silgero, Kyron Lemke, Ethan Pompa, Ben Balderas, Dylan Respondek, Harley Davis, MaKenna Preslar and Wally (representing Brooke Turner) held flags in the middle of the field as an invitation was extended to Dillon Fraga from Runge who was home serving from the United States Navy and his two football player brothers Isaiah and Bo to join.

Senior night brings with it a lot of emotions as the senior players want to play their best in front of their hometown fans. The Runge and Yorktown matchup has always been somewhat of a rivalry, probably due to the close proximity of both towns.  The Yorktown team would put on a show for their fans holding Runge scoreless until the yellowjackets were able to score with no time left on the clock. The game would conclude as a 49-7 victory for the Wildcats.

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