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Coyotes, Stallions and Hawks football roundup

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Madera Coyotes

When it rains, it pours: In the first half of a 42-6 County/Metro Athletic Conference loss to the Valley's top-ranked Edison-Fresno football team, the Madera Coyotes limited the Tigers to 126 total yards and entered halftime trailing a mere 7-6. After the break, the Tigers returned and roared to life, gaining 355 yards and 35 points as the Coyotes were unable to stop strong Edison drives.

Knocked out: Two key Coyote offensive players, running back Jesus Jimenez and multi-position standout Alec Gamboa, were both sidelined in the game due to injury...

Madera South Stallions

A career night: Against the San Joaquin-Memorial Panthers, it was a night to remember for Madera South junior running back Christian Guillen. While the offense had difficulty at times moving the ball against a stingy Memorial defense, Guillen managed to rush for a career-high 120 yards (on 11 carries) and two touchdowns including one on a 4th-and-goal from 10-yard line in a 52-14 loss to the Panthers.

Mr. Automatic: After Guillen scored both of his touchdowns, Madera South senior kicker Jesus Leal — with Guillen as the holder — converted both of his PAT (point after touchdown) attempts to remain a perfect 14-of-14 on the season...

Liberty Hawks

Passing fancy: With time, Liberty quarterback Zach Richey was able find some open receivers. Despite gettting sacked five times for a loss of 30 yards, Richey threw for 167 yards and two highlight-reel touchdowns to Travis Jordan. After five straight weeks of decreasing passing yardage total, it was his most yards passing since his third game of the season.

Stepping up: When his inside linebacking partner, Steven Clark, went down with an injury, Kendall Malone has filled in both shoes very nicely...


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