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Crunching the Numbers (Oct. 31, 2012)

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Madera Coyotes

Goose egg: For the first time this season, a revitalized Coyote offense was held to zero points in a 48-0 loss to the Bullard Knights on Friday. The Coyotes’ lowest score before the shutout was 26 points in Madera’s opening game against the Dinuba Emperors.

Tough night: Madera’s quarterback, Nathaniel Nelson, threw three picks against the toughest defense the Coyotes have seen this season. Two were returned for touchdowns, including Bullard’s first score of the game, a 72-yard scamper by Zach Carter. Nelson completed 7 of 19 passes for 76 yards in the game...

Madera South Stallions

Saving the arms?: In the game between two rushing-style offenses, the Stallions and Apaches combined to run the ball 83 times for 591 yards while limiting their pass attempts to seven total with Madera South throwing just once...

Liberty Hawks

Record breaker: Liberty defensive end and tight end J.J. Santa Cruz is on the verge of breaking a few Hawk records through the first nine games. At tight end, he has 22 receptions, tied for fourth all-time (28, Brandon Schlueter, 2006) with 378 yards, third all-time (508, Schlueter, 2006) with 6 touchdowns, tied for second all-time (8, Schlueter, 2006). Defensively, he has 7 quarterback sacks, tying Ben Cowger’s 2009 mark...


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