Late in the third quarter, San Joaquin Memorial was up by 14 points at 21-7 and had just recovered a Nathaniel Nelson fumble at the Panther’s 45-yard line.
Two plays later, Panther quarterback Andrew Trahan found Brennan Martinez deep on the right side for a 44-yard score and the 28-7 lead. A tangible change in atmosphere could be felt on the Coyote sideline, and though they scored twice more, it would not be enough to recover the lost momentum.
Drive of the game
After the Panthers opened up the game’s scoring in the first quarter, the Coyote’s Tashawn Ford took a kickoff all the way to San Joaquin Memorial’s 26 yard line. The Coyotes began moving closer to the end zone on a nine-yard Kris Bueno reception, but a false start and a strange, nearly 10-minute long discussion between the game’s referees about that flag — in which they moved the chains then moved them back — stopped any momentum Madera had.
The referees were responsible for several questionable calls in the game that had both teams’ crowds angry at several junctures, but Cunnings did not place any blame on them for his team’s loss...