The 8th grade Orange team traveled to MVMS for the first ever Panther Bowl. MVMS would come out swinging and get the first blow with a 4th and long completed pass for a touchdown first series. The Loma Alta offense got a slow start but picked up steam toward the end of the first quarter. Zacharia Linson completed a pass to Jacob Warren for a huge gain to give Loma Alta great field position. With some good runs put together by Loma Alta at the end of the first quarter, Loma would punch one in the end zone to the outside by Alex Garro beginning of the 2nd. The defense for Loma Alta would hold MVMS the rest of the game from scoring but Loma Alta's offense had some costly errors in key situations. Loma Alta wasn't able to get one in the endzone for the win and ended up losing 6-8. Both teams played hard and will one day come together as a high school team. We look forward to the future!