When the referee blew his whistle to end the soccer match between the Madera Coyotes and Bullard-Fresno Knights to decide the County/Metro Athletic Conference championship, Coyote head coach Chris Baca received his first-ever Gatorade shower after a 2-0 victory over the Knights.
Although it wasn’t “The” Gatorade shower — it was water in a PowerAde jug — the celebration went on as the Coyotes (15-5-6, 7-2-1 CMAC) won their first league championship since 2001.
“That was my first Gatorade shower,” Baca said. “I’ve never had one before.”
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