Southwest falls to Cibola, 21-7

Southwest High’s Benji Alvarez runs the ball during the Eagles’ game against Cibola High on Friday at Eagle Field in El Centro. PHOTO VINCENT OSUNA

EL CENTRO — As evident Friday night, the Southwest High football team is still going through some growing pains. Although they showed improvement against Yuma’s Cibola High School compared to the 47-0 pounding they suffered at the hands of that same school last year, in the end, they still finished with a loss, 21-7.

In Coach John Haine’s estimation, it was an improved defense, led by senior safety Benji Alvarez and senior nose guard Alan Zermeno, that kept the game in hand.

Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached at or 760-337-3442.

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