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Goldbugs lose to Chandler 49-19 in playoff game


November 15, 2020

Desiree Morehead

Top Row (Left to Right): Alva's Aiden Faison (9) tries to hold back the Chandler defense. Quarterback Daylon Malone (7) hands off to Drake Wharton (4) at the snap. Bottom Row (L-R): Alva's Drake Wharton (4) catches the ball as it bounces off the ground and tries to run it back down the field; Alva's Alex Placker (38) takes down the Chandler quarterback as he tries to make it up the field; Alva's Zayin Tiger (14) leaps and intercepts the ball from the Chandler offense.

The Alva Goldbugs closed out this year’s football season Friday night with a playoff game at Chandler. In a normal season, the Goldbugs’ record would not have qualified them for playoffs, but the number of cancellations due to the coronavirus caused the OSSAA to add an extra playoff week and give every team the opportunity.

Despite losing to the Chandler Lions 49-19, the Goldbugs gained some valuable playoff experience. Since Kaden Slater received a season-ending injury, freshman Daylon Malone has filled the quarterback spot for the Goldbugs. Each week he shows more confidence gained fr...

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