Keeping them safe: Nathaniel Nelson and Alec Gamboa had fantastic days for the Coyotes in a 73-35 victory over Hanford on Friday. None of that would’ve happened if not for the play of the offensive line, led by center Chris Powell, Rylee Ware, Isaias Barrios, Anthony Molina and Abel Miranda. The line didn’t allow a sack and only two of Madera’s 77 plays resulted in negative yards.
Causing trouble: The Coyote defense was in Hanford quarterback Jake Young’s face all game, which resulted in six quarterback sacks. Enrique Reyes had two sacks with two half sacks. Fernando Valencia recorded another sack. Kyle Mask had two half sacks. Rene Arballo and Julian Martinez each recorded a half sack.
Keeping drives going: Of course when you score 73 points, drives have a way of continuing. The offense was eight of 13 on third down conversions, but was also four-of-four on fourth down conversions, which resulted in just one punt, which Hanford muffed and led to a safety.
Greasy fingers: The Hanford returners had trouble with the Madera kicks. Although the Bullpups returned a kickoff for a touchdown, they had trouble fielding kicks cleanly. Four Madera kicks were muffed and resulted in little or no return yards for the Bullpups...