Crunching the Numbers (Oct. 10, 2012)

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By Tyler A. Takeda, Ronald Montez and Mark Smith

Madera High Coyotes

Finding a niché: Sophomore power back Jesus Jimenez appears to be the Coyotes’ new primary runner, carrying the ball for 14 of Madera’s 27 runs and 84 yards in a 35-33 loss against San Joaquin Memorial-Fresno on Friday. Jimenez has continued to improve game by game and runs with devastating power, often bowling over defenders as he rumbles forward.

Special teams miscues: Sophomore kicker Jonathan Paulido, in his first appearance with the varsity squad, just missed a 44-yard attempt with 12 seconds left on the clock that would have put the Coyotes ahead. Prior to that kick, Eloy Morales, who set a school record with 11 extra points in a game against Reedley earlier this year, missed a PAT. Because of the resulting deficit, later in the game Madera tried for a two-point conversion but Michael Say was stopped inches short of the goal line...

Madera South Stallions

Singing the Bullard blues: In their County/Metro Athletic Conference opener, the Division III school Madera South Stallions lost 59-0 to the Bullard Knights — a Division I team. That is most points the Stallions have allowed in one game in the program’s six-year history. It was also the second time this season that the Stallions were held scoreless...

Liberty Hawks

Driving to a win: The Liberty Hawks scored on their first drive of the night and continued to score on six straight possessions (one possession ended the first half) in a 48-0 victory over Yosemite on Friday. Liberty’s six touchdown drives accounted for 343 yards...


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