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Coyotes can’t hold up to ground and pound Emperors

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webmaster | 09/03/13

Though at times the Madera Coyotes looked like a young team on the rise against the Dinuba Emperors last week, their inability to contain the run and several turnovers would leave the offense cold on a warm summer evening and a 35-13 loss.

Coming into the game, the main threat brought by the Emperors was quarterback Marcus McMaryion, who torched the Coyotes twice last season — including the loss that forced Madera from the division II playoffs — for 654 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Last Friday, though, McMaryion was contained early and often by a much-improved secondary squad and a defensive line that continually forced him from the pocket.

McMaryion would finish the game with no touchdowns, only 12 completed passes on 27 attempts, and 166 yards...


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