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Despite losing their first game of the season to Azusa Pacific, 59-14–in the first meeting of the two schools since 2003–the Leopards showed potential in what is to come for the rest of the season.
Last year was a tough season for the Leopards football team, ending with a record of 0-9, part of an overall 11-game losing streak.
The football team tried its hardest to win the last game of the season against the Chapman Panthers, only to lose, 17-14.
The Homecoming game between La Verne and Cal Lutheran on Saturday resulted in a loss for the Leopards, 45-3.
The La Verne football team played a close game last Saturday against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps but was ultimately unable to achieve its first win of the season. Although the Leopards played well in front of an enthusiastic home crowd, the game ended with a score of 17-7.
Penalties and turnovers proved costly for the Leopards last Saturday, losing to the Whitworth Pirates, 21-9, at Ortmayer Stadium.