Up by 20 points and looking to solidify the victory late in the second half, Madera quarterback Nathaniel Nelson found Tashawn Ford in single-man coverage for a 75-yard strike and the 27-0 lead.
Ford burned his defender and made the fingertip grab from Nelson for the score, which head coach Bonner Cunnings called “a big bomb, big time play.”
Drive of the Game
On at least five of Skyline-Oakland's offensive drives, the Madera Coyotes defensive interior stuffed runners, slapped away passes, and kept the Titans from entering their half of the field.
Though any one of those drives could be called the most important — several set up scores for the Coyotes when they took over ball control — head coach Bonner Cunnings said each was worthy of praise and indicated his team had finally found its identity and strengths.