Football season ends too fast for six La Center High School seniors

Wildcats beat Castle Rock 26-6 for Trico league title

After the final buzzer sounded and the victory bell rang, six La Center High School seniors thanked their coaches and teammates for a ride of a lifetime. Head coach John Lambert hugged his son, Tom, and they both shed tears.

La Center head football coach John Lambert hugs his son, Tom, after their final high school football game together. “Life moves pretty fast,” Lambert wrote on Twitter with pictures of Tom growing up. “You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Photo by Dan Trujillo
La Center head football coach John Lambert hugs his son, Tom, after their final high school football game together. “Life moves pretty fast,” Lambert wrote on Twitter with pictures of Tom growing up. “You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Photo by Dan Trujillo

“Life moves pretty fast,” Coach Lambert wrote on Twitter with pictures of Tom growing up. “(If) you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.’’

Micah Adams, Irving Alvarez, Jeremy Humphrey, Tom Lambert, Coby Namanny and Braiden Wrigley led the Wildcats to a 26-6 victory against Castle Rock in La Center Friday.

Micah Adams eludes a few Rockets on his way across the goal line for La Center. He also blocked a punt on defense. Photo by Dan Trujillo
Micah Adams eludes a few Rockets on his way across the goal line for La Center. He also blocked a punt on defense. Photo by Dan Trujillo
All the Castle Rock defenders can do is watch as Irving Alvarez makes an acrobatic move in the end zone for La Center. Photo by Dan Trujillo
All the Castle Rock defenders can do is watch as Irving Alvarez makes an acrobatic move in the end zone for La Center. Photo by Dan Trujillo

The Rockets took a 6-0 lead early in the second quarter, before the Wildcats scored 26 points. Micah Adams caught a 44-yard touchdown pass and blocked a punt on defense. Tom Lambert dove across the goal line for two scores and fired touchdown passes to Adams and Alvarez.

This was John Lambert’s 157th coaching victory. He has been at the helm in La Center since 1999. Even though the Wildcats only played five games and they knew there would be no playoffs, Lambert said this season was monumental because of everything the team went through just to play football again.

Tom Lambert dives through a pile of Wildcats and Castle Rock Rockets to score one of his four touchdowns Friday. Photo by Dan Trujillo
Tom Lambert dives through a pile of Wildcats and Castle Rock Rockets to score one of his four touchdowns Friday. Photo by Dan Trujillo
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