It was a tale of two halves for the Madera Coyotes football team in a loss to the Paso Robles Bearcats, when after two quarters of play they trailed by only three points, but a fumble and two interceptions put them too far behind to catch up.
“We played a good game tonight and I’m proud of you guys,” head coach Bonner Cunnings told his team after the clock hit zero. “The scoreboard ended up on their side because we made mistakes, but that’s the game of football … we’re going to work and we’re going to get even better.”
Coming into Friday’s game, Madera (1-2) had two key areas it needed to work on: limiting penalties — the team accrued 14 personal fouls alone in two games — and stopping the run in a 34-16 loss.
With penalties, the Coyotes were much improved and had only a few mistakes cost them yards, though some came at very inopportune times...