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Coyotes fall in second-half rout

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webmaster | 10/26/13

For one half of play against the Valley's top-ranked Edison-Fresno team, a squad two divisions higher than themselves in the County/Metro Athletic Conference, the Madera Coyotes looked like contenders.

On the heels of excellent running from Jesus Jimenez and a solid defensive performance that kept the Tigers (8-0, 3-0 CMAC), a team that outscored opponents 254-56 prior to Thursday's contest, to a single touchdown, the Coyotes (2-6, 0-3 CMAC) went punch-for-punch and finished the half down 7-6.

In fact, the Coyotes could have gone into the locker room up 9-7 but Andrew Alvarez's 19-yard field goal attempt went low following a 67-yard drive with less than three minutes to play.

But in the second half, the Tiger athletes proved too much — with both Jimenez and Coyote star Alec Gamboa sidelined by injuries — and the black-and-gold party was on as Edison exploded in the third quarter for 21 points on its way to a 42-6 victory...


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