The Cougars Couldn’t Compete with the Grand Junction Warriors

Defense fails to show up as the Warriors rout the Cougars

Zak Pasquarello, Staff Writer

The Cougars did not ride the wave of confidence from last week’s win against Palmer. The Coronado Football Team lost a tough game to Grand Junction Central 42-3. The Cougars could not find much success; the offense only scored 3 points and the defense gave up 42 points. The defense had a hard time with the duel attack from the Warriors who totaled over 190 yards passing and rushing; this combination killed Coronado and it showed on the scoreboard. It was not just the offense and defense that struggled, however, the special teams gave up lots of kick return yards, with one turning into a touchdown for the Warriors, along with two special team fumbles our our side. The mistakes added up for the Cougars and ended up being our achilles heel. Starting defensive tackle Andrew Hill, 12, said, “I think minimizing fumbles this game will be big for the offense.” Andrew is right: the turnovers resulting from fumbles put the defense in a bad spot because the opposing offense was deep in our territory. Hill also commented, “I think our defense is solid enough to not give up another 42 point game.” Even though the defense lost star middle linebacker Deegan Foster, 12, to a torn ACL, they still have a solid core of guys on defense. The Cougars’ next game is going to be the Homecoming game against Air Academy on October 5th at Garry Berry with kickoff at 6pm; there is also being a tailgate before the game at 5pm in the Wasson parking lot, so come show your school spirit!