By Ky Marlin, Sports Editor
The Coronado T-Birds played their first local opponent last night against the Hanks Knights at Hanks’ home field.
Coronado controlled the flow of the game for a majority of the night on both offense and defense. They made it difficult for Hanks to pick up first downs, forced a couple of fumbles, and even recovered 3 turnovers. While on offense, Mickey Courtney lead his team by running for 1 TD and throwing 2 TDs even while sharing snaps with the backup QB Christian Monzon who also had 2 passing TDs. The T-Birds came out on top at the end of the game winning 66-21.
Although Hanks started off neck to neck with the T-Birds in the 1st quarter and the beginning of the 2nd quarter, Jordan Reyes and Mark Femat (the two quarterbacks for Hanks who shared snaps throughout the whole game) could not find a way to continue scoring. The Knight’s defense also struggled as they couldn’t seem to contain the T-Birds offense.
The Coronado football team, even with the win, is still not satisfied with the way they performed; believing that they can improve their offense and make it even better.
“It was a big win but it wasn’t a clean win. We still have a lot of work to do and things to clean up,” said Bob Anderson, the head coach for Coronado.
Offensive coordinator Mike Garcia agreed with Coach Anderson saying that they could cut down on some mental mistakes that prevented them from scoring on a couple of drives.
“We just keep getting better every day. We had a down week against Midland, and we came back and we’re on fire. We had a lot of big plays,” said Brandon Bogan, Coronado WR. “Hopefully we can continue on that same momentum throughout the season.”