La Quinta football falls to Laguna Beach in 2nd round of playoffs, ends remarkable run for Blackhawks
La Quinta loses 41-16 to Laguna Beach in CIF-SS Division 9 quarterfinal
La Quinta's remarkable run has finally come to an end.
The Blackhawks were beat by Laguna Beach on Friday night in the 2nd round of the CIF-SS Division 9 playoffs.
Prior to Friday night, La Quinta was the only local high school football team still standing. Out of our six area teams that made the playoffs, LQ was the only program to reach the 2nd round of the playoffs.
Remarkable run for @LQHSFootball ends in @CIFSS D9 quarters. Hell of year for the Blackhawks.— Blake Arthur (@BlakeArthur24) November 12, 2022
🏆 DEL champions after winless record in league last 2 seasons
🚩 Defeat rival Palm Desert in Flag Game for first time since '16.
1⃣ Final valley team standing
LQ's loss is disappointing but they have plenty to be proud about this season.
There it is. We got a 3-way tie for first in the 6-team DEL with PS, PD, LQ all finishing at 4-1. Half of the Desert Empire League teams are champs. @KESQ— Blake Arthur (@BlakeArthur24) October 29, 2022
After not winning a DEL game the last two seasons, LQ ended this 2022 season as DEL champions (4-1 league record), sharing the crown with Palm Desert and Palm Springs.
LQ. Wow! The Flag is theirs for the first time since 2016. Best believe they gonna be celebrating on Q Block! @KESQ @lqathletics @LQHSFootball @BaileyKESQ @Tarp1969 pic.twitter.com/kHEjxWIdjg— Blake Arthur (@BlakeArthur24) October 1, 2022
Not to mention, they took down rival Palm Desert in an epic Flag Game, an instant classic that brought the flag back to La Quinta for the first time since 2016.
LQ talking that talk 🗣️— Blake Arthur (@BlakeArthur24) October 1, 2022
The Flag's back on the Block 🐦
@lqathletics @lqybfit @LQHSFootball @LQBlackhawks @Tommyansley11 pic.twitter.com/jM9hMuzbs6
LQ final play and celebration. Just an epic win over PD in the 28th Flag Game. @lqathletics @LQBlackhawks @Tommyansley11 @GratefulDadhawk @LQHSFootball pic.twitter.com/EDw1RaK4t3— Blake Arthur (@BlakeArthur24) October 1, 2022