Bullard-Fresno’s first offensive play of the game was a sign of foreshadowing, as quarterback Isaiah Justice faked a handoff to running back Dajonte Oneal and went to the house for a 76-yard score and a 7-0 lead. Justice, Oneal and Trelani Johnson, all seniors, finished the game with a combined 296 yards on a meager 16 carries against a wearied Coyote defense.
Drive of the game
Madera’s best drive of the game came late in the fourth quarter against several backup Knights, but it was an example of efficient play calling and strong athletic efforts all the same.
Running back Taylor Brunolli took three straight handoffs for 21 yards, followed by two quarterback scrambles from Nathaniel Nelson for eight more. Nelson then threw to Tashawn Ford for a huge 44-yard gain, and Sam Arellano –- with his first carries of the season, pushed the drive to Bullard’s three-yard line.
Then, for the first time this year, Robert Espinoza caught a touchdown pass from Nelson which capped off the game’s scoring at 56-21...