The Turnovers prove too costly as Coronado stomps Cheyenne Mountain

Defense shines in the Game of the Week


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Cougars take the field just before conquering the Scorpions last year at Homecoming

Zak Pasquarello, Staff Writer

The Coronado Football team kicked off the season with a non-conference game against the Cheyenne Mountain Indians. The Cougars stood out on the Colorado Springs High School Football game of the week, broadcasted on the D11 TV channel, with an impressive 37-14 road win. The Cougars defense was outstanding, only allowing 3.3 yards per carry while also forcing 5 interceptions, on top of a blocked punt touchdown. The Cougars made life for the offense extremely easy lead by Ladarius Mays who was the teams leading rusher, as well as Willy Bobrik, 12, who made some incredible catches throughout the night. Talking to starting defensive tackle Andrew Hill, 12, for his thoughts on his defenses performance last Friday night, “I think our defense did amazing, we have a lot of playmakers on our defense”. Playmakers indeed with multiple players forcing big plays such as Jewlz Velasquez, 12, getting a much needed touchdown off a blocked punt also Kane Rempel, 11, and Brian Maestas, 12, both getting interceptions of their own to help change to tide of the game. Talking to Andrew later asking if he believes his team can keep this defensive consistency all season, “ I think our defense can make those kinds of plays regularly and you can expect many amazing defensive displays this season”. Andrew Hills high remarks should have Cougar fans very excited about this season. After the performance they displayed last Friday night it is very believable and exciting to watch. Make sure you attend their home opener against Lewis-Palmer this Thursday, September 6 at Gerry Berry!