On Friday, November 9th, the Deer Park Deer took on the Beaumont United Timberwolves. The game started off in dull fashion and looked as if it were the makings of a defensive battle. The first score of the game was a 22 yard scramble by Brock Weidner, putting the Deer up 7-0. On the next drive the timberwolves answered back as quarter back Zemaiah Vaughn threw a 28 yard touchdown pass to tight end Devin Hunt, concluding the first quarter.
The second quarter was unusual. The Deer scored 16 points off of two touchdowns and a safety, but the safety wasn’t just any regular safety. The Deer’s tight end Dylan Heim received the snap in the quarterbacks spot, and threw an interception in the end zone, but a Deer defender was quick enough to tackle the receiver while in the end zone and this resulted in 2 points for the deer.
“It was really odd, and I was bummed out but I saw that it was ruled a safety and that really lifted us,” Dylan Heim on the safety said.
Dylan Heim ended up serving a huge role in the Deer’s success as he scored one receiving touchdown and one rushing touchdown.
All in all, the Deer won the game by a score of 41-20. For some, this was their last game of high school football, and for others, they will be back next year. Regardless, the deer worked hard as a team to win the game for each other.
Deer Park finished the season 4-6, and with new experience. They are destined for a good year.
Beaumont United 7-7 Deer Park (1st)
Beaumont United 7-23 Deer Park (2nd)
Beaumont United 14-38 Deer Park (3rd)
Beaumont United 20-41 Deer Park (4th)