Crunching the Numbers (Sept. 26, 2012)

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By Tyler A. Takeda, Ron Montez and Mark Smith

Madera High Coyotes

Air raid incoming: Sophomore quarterback Nathaniel Nelson and his receiving corp have revitalized the Coyotes' passing game, throwing for 1,072 yards and 16 touchdowns in five games, including a 41-10 homecoming win over Tulare Western last Friday. During those games, Nelson has a 69 percent completion percentage and has thrown just three interceptions.

Road block: A week after allowing Paso Robles running back Colton Madrigal to carry the ball for 199 yards and four touchdowns, the Coyotes limited Tulare Western to 62 yards and no scores on the ground...

Madera South Stallions

Big-back attack: Without its top two leading rushers because of injuries on Friday night, Madera South fed the ball to its 5-foot-10, 220-pound running back Christian Morales while fullback George Martinez also picked up yards. Morales, who is also an interior defensive lineman, carried the ball a careerhigh 18 times for 103 yards while running over Fresno defenders in a 31-6 loss. At 5-foot-11, 185-pounds, Martinez rumbled for 48 yards on four carries...

Liberty Hawks

Battering ram: Fullback A.J. Leon has been the forgotten man in the Liberty rushing attack. After Wade Wallace and Clay Cullins were made ineffective by the Corocran outside defense, head coach Mike Nolte went to his old dependable. Leon had seven carries in the first half and 11 in the second half, including carries on five straight plays and seven of 10 on a second half touchdown drive. Leon finished with a team-high 75 yards...

 

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