With the elections right around the corner, The Madera Tribune thought it would be fair to let the reporters do the talking about tonight’s Stadium Road Showdown.
The Madera Coyotes (3-6, 0-4 County/Metro Athletic Conference) and the Madera South Stallions (0-9, 0-4 CMAC) are both looking for their first CMAC victory. This will be the first game the two teams play as league foes. The Coyotes are still searching for their first CMAC win since joining the league three years ago. Madera Tribune sports reporters Ron Montez (Madera South) and Mark Smith (Madera) have been covering the two teams for most of the season and give their analysis on tonight’s showdown.
Who do you think will step up?
Ron Montez: Being that it’s a senior thing, if Greg Rodriguez is healthy, I expect a big game from him. He can definitely change the dynamics of the Stallions’ offense. He can be a running threat and a passing threat. He can keep the Coyote defense on their heels.
Mark Smith: It really depends a lot on Nathaniel Nelson. It’s a big game for him as a sophomore. He’s had a few tough weeks. He threw three picks last week. They were keeping up with Bullard and after the pick-6, it was done. They need to get Jesus Jimenez back in the game as a power runner. He needs to get going to keep pressure off Nelson...