Late in the third quarter down 28-14 Madera was stopped on third-and-five when Alec Gamboa, playing quarterback, was sacked by Sanger defenders at the Coyote 43-yard line. The Coyotes elected to punt, but an unidentified miscue caused the snap to fall to the turf and though running back Taylor Brunolli dove on the ball, Sanger got the ball at Madera's 38-yard line.
On the next play, Apache running back Sawyer Pittman took the football all the way into the Coyote endzone to go up 35-14.
Drive of the game
With less than a minute to go in the first half, Madera got the ball on its own 20-yard line after a touchback down 21-0. Quarterback Nathaniel Nelson found a wide open Alec Gamboa on the left side of the field for a 61-yard reception, which set up a third-and-eight pass from the Sanger 17 three plays later.
Nelson dropped back and delivered a jump-ball pass in the end zone to sophomore receiver Kris Bueno, who leapt into the air and made the grab then got his feet down inbounds to give the Coyotes momentum before halftime...