High School Football Team From Troy Breaks 33 Games Unbeaten Record in an Incredibly Upset of the Season

Published 10/09/2023, 4:14 PM EDT

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In a remarkable upset, Troy has pulled off an astounding victory against La Habra, ending their staggering  33-game unbeaten streak. This Friday night clash witnessed Troy’s most significant triumph of the season, a victory that will undoubtedly inject a surge of confidence into the football team.

La Habra, a perennial powerhouse in the sport, had not suffered a defeat since the 2016 season. This monumental win has propelled Troy into the top spot in the league standings. The question now is whether they can maintain this momentum and secure the league title!

A night to remember: Troy’s epic win against La Habra


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It is not a common occurrence to defeat a team of champions. It requires a great deal of effort and determination to defeat a team as formidable as La Habra. The night belonged to the Troy players, who worked really hard to make history. Winning matches against formidable opponents can bolster the confidence of both individual players and the team as a whole. College football is a platform where players show their talents and get spotted for NFL contracts.

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The coach of the Troy team, Michael Echaves, praised the team for the tremendous effort. While speaking to the ocsportszone, he shared his feelings regarding the match.

“There is a lot of history in the Freeway League and to position ourselves to win the last ever Freeway League football championship would be an amazing achievement,” said Echaves on Saturday. “We have three more games against very tough opponents; we need to focus on ourselves and continue to improve.”


“We’ve worked tirelessly to create a culture centered around never giving up and that’s exactly what we did,” he said. “For me, that is the greatest achievement; our young men are beginning to understand that one of the greatest attributes a person can possess is grit; and they are choosing to be gritty.”


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The quarterback of the team Rudy Alcala completed 14 of 23 passes for 195 yards. He also completed two touchdowns in the match. The team looks to focus on the next set of matches and focuses on extending their lead.

Troy’s victory and the path to the football League title

In team sports, more than individual brilliance, it’s the teamwork that matters the most. The team led by Troy demonstrated that effective teamwork can lead to victories in matches. Despite being in first place in the league, there is still a lot of work to be done. The coach and players aim to improve weak areas and stay grounded after a single win. Winning the league is the ultimate goal.


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La Habra, a team of immense caliber, will undoubtedly be eager to mount a comeback. Their history of success suggests they possess the resilience and ability to quickly turn things around. The season promises to be a roller coaster ride, leaving fans eagerly anticipating. The journey to the championship continues, and the outcome is anyone’s guess! What are your thoughts about the game? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Anirban Chatterjee


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Anirban Chatterjee is a Viral Sports Moments writer at EssentiallySports. He has completed his higher education from Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences as an MBA in Sports Management. He represented Jharkhand State Cricket Team in different age groups starting from u-15 till u-22 level.
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Arnima Shukla