The game was full of anticipation and excitement. It was a very windy night in Long Beach, California. The palm trees were glowing by the full moon that was displayed over Veterans Memorial Stadium.


Dallas Kessman
Mission Viejo


Zach Palacios

Long Beach Poly

Zach is a three-year letterman on the varsity football team. He has been a member of the Math Club for three years and has received multiple Pursuit of Excellence Awards in math and science. As an active volunteer in the community, Zach has dedicated countless hours serving at Miller Children’s Hospital. Zach plans to pursue a degree is engineering. He is pictured with his parents, Dan and Tracy.
Ethan DeSilva

Mission Viejo

Ethan is a three-year letterman in football and was named All South Coast League his junior year. He has also lettered in track. He volunteers with the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation and feeds the homeless on “skid row.” Ethan plans to play college ball while pursuing a degree in engineering.


From opening kick-off it was all Mission Viejo. They ran the ball with pure strength and smash mouth football. At the end of the first half the score was 20-0 Mission Viejo. Things did not improve for Poly in the second half. Mission Viejo flexed their muscle on the ground to cruise to a decisive victory over Long Beach Poly.