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Inside the Game: Edison Tigers 43, Madera Coyotes 14

Player of the game: Although Colt Nelson didn’t have the highlight numbers like he did against Merced, his toughness and grit showed. The Tigers relentless pass rush was too much for the Coyote offensive line, but Nelson hung in and took the shots, delivering a 30-yard touchdown in the process.

Unsung heroes of the game: The officials. The Tigers played very physical and fast and many times Colt Nelson and other Coyote players were hit higher than normally allowed. Penalties were given out to the Tigers, which ensured that the game was played fairly and that the players stayed healthy.

Play of the game: The play of the game came at a desperate time for the Coyotes. In need of six points right away, the coaching staff dialed up a big play down the field, which culminated in a 32-yard touchdown for K’Veon Jones. Colt Nelson stepped back in the pocket and lofted a perfect ball that was easily caught for the score.

Drive of the game: The drive of the game came in the second quarter when the Coyotes took eight plays to score a one-yard touchdown. Joseph Saldivar carried the load with four runs and a reception before Jerry Hernandez punched it in on a sweep play. The drive cut the deficit to eight points giving the team life at an important stage of the game.


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