Fatigued Hornets can’t keep up with hard-running ’Jackets

Sandwiched between two Palo Verde defenders, Calipatria's Hugo Cervantes (12) fights for a ball in the end zone early in the second quarter of the Hornets' 48-7 loss to the Yellowjackets. PHOTO AARON BODUS

CALIPATRIA — Following the Calipatria Hornets’ blowout (47-0) loss to the Tri-City Christian Eagles last week, senior free safety and wide receiver Hugo Cervantes expressed hope that his team had experienced its rock-bottom early enough in the season to internalize key lessons and set the table for rapid improvement.

“It’s only week one,” Cervantes said, “We can only get better.”

Sports Editor Aaron Bodus can be reached at abodus@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3434.

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