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Inside the Game: Bullard Knights 42, Madera Coyotes 7

October 20, 2016

Player of the game: Josh McMillon, senior running back nearly eclipsed 100 yards for the first time this season. McMillon hasn’t missed a beat since being integrated into the Coyotes run game filling in for Eric Escobar. McMillon ran hard for both halves and was the team’s leading rusher with 91 yards.

 

Unsung hero of the game: Running back Jason Regua had a monster second half against Bullard. Regua ran for 46 yards on a short amount of carries while he was actively seeking contact. Coaches and teammates love a runner who gains positive yards while being able to dish out punishment to the other team. Regua is the perfect change-of-pace running back to compliment McMillon for the remainder of the season.

 

Play of the game: The Coyotes’ only touchdown came on a first down run by junior quarterback Jerry Hernandez. Another year to grow will benefit Hernandez, who has shown he can air it out as well as use his vision to avoid defenders and sniff out the end zone. Hernandez scrambled for a brief second before shooting past the secondary 35-yards for six points.


Drive of the game: The Coyotes earned four first downs before Hernandez ran for the touchdown, but the team was able to dictate tempo. The drive took off 5:36 off the lock with runs of 11-yards by McMillon, and eight-yards by Regua. The Coyotes abandoned the passing game, and the rush attack was the sole bright spot on offense, due to the 35-yard score to finish off the drive.

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