The high school football season didn't start out the way Carl Hayden wanted it to when it hosted Alhambra on Friday night.
The team has worked hard all summer and is poised to show the rest of the state how much they have improved. They fell short losing 33-7 to a tough Alhambra team.
There were some bright spots for the Falcons. Despite giving up 33 points the defense held their own against a team that primarily runs and ball and wears down defenses.
Offensively the run game showed some life, especially on a long touchdown run early in the third quarter that gave the Falcons life.
But the night belonged to the Alhambra Lions. They played a great game and stayed in control throughout the game. This game was a battle of first year coaches and the Lions George Medrano came out on top.