A 71-yard touchdown pass that left defenders in the dust. A sweeping, cutting 66-yard run to take the lead. A 70-yard rushing score straight through the arms of would-be tacklers.
These three plays, as brilliant as they shined and how prominently they displayed the athletic ability of Madera High football players, were simply not enough to offset the glaring mistakes and inability to keep momentum that cost the Coyotes a 38-21 loss on the road to the Tulare Western Mustangs last week.
The Div. II Coyotes (1-3) would prove their own worst enemy as the Division 3 Mustangs (3-2), in their homecoming game, took advantage of five Madera turnovers and scored 21 points from two interceptions and a mishandled punt.
Coyote head coach Bonner Cunnings said his players were not to blame and took full responsibility for the miscues, which he attributed to the short time between taking over the team in February to the present...