As the sun was setting Saturday night, the Chabot Gladiators took the field for the last time this season against De Anza College. With excitement in the air you could really feel the energy the players were emitting while some expressed the somber realization that this could be the last home game of their Chabot Career.
The warm up routine consisted of the team dividing into positions and meeting with their respective coach while running through drills.
After the warm up the players gathered to support the sophomores that would be playing in their last home game wearing the Chabot Black and Gold. Families and friends joined their loved ones while walking through the tunnel of teammates.
Then came the playing of the national anthem while the players and fans directed their attention to the scoreboard.
After the conclusion of the opening ceremony the game got underway. Chabot won the toss and elected to receive with number 27, Brian Mickel waiting in the backfield. Bellow is the sequence of images showing Mickel’s 95 yard return for a touchdown putting the Gladiators on top to start the game.
After Mickel ran past the defenders the sidelines erupted and teammates celebrated what would eventually turn out to be the only points Chabot could get on the board tonight.
As the game would come to an end De Anza would prevail as the victor with a final score of 29 to 7.