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By McKenna Cooley

At the start of the game, the Cougars and Rattlesnakes face off for the first pike as the sun sets. Photo by McKenna Cooley
At the start of the game, the Cougars and Rattlesnakes face off for the first pike as the sun sets. Photo by McKenna Cooley

The Cougars started off slow with an incomplete pass on the first down, but came back strong when Trinity Rhoades, senior, ran the ball down to the 20-yard line putting the Cougs in position to score their first touchdown and one-point conversion.

The Rattlesnakes only had the ball for a first down before Rhoades intercepted the ball and ran 20-yards to score another touchdown for the Cougars. They did not complete the one-point conversion. Once again, the Rattlesnakes took control of the ball then lost it to the Cougs by interception leading to another touchdown, but no one-point conversion

“They had a great game full of interceptions. It was a really great blowout for them,” Navid Fanan, freshman, said.

Mojave had the ball for four full downs but couldn’t get past the 20-yard line due to the Cougars strong defense. The ball was passed back and forth with no game changing plays by either team. Coronado led 19-0 at the end of the first half.

“It was an awesome game. I like being their manager. It’s always fun to support them,” freshman Justin Stoeckinger, team manager, said.

Mojave had three downs before they could run to the 20-yard line but weren’t able to score. After getting the ball back, Rhoades struck again with a touchdown from the 20-yard line. Coronado got the one-point conversion.

After an interception by the Cougars, Rhoades scored another touchdown but didn’t get the one-point conversion because a Coronado player received a yellow flag for not having her flags on. Caitlyn Shannon, sophomore, scored the last touchdown of the game and the one- point conversion leading the Cougars to a win 33-0.

“It was a good win, but we still have a lot of work (practice) to do to get better,” Shannon said.

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McKenna Cooley is a senior this year as well as co-editor-in-chief with Karen Pegueros. This is her third year on staff. She enjoys writing news and feature stories. She is very excited about the upcoming year and the future of the website. Her favorite quote, which relates to her sport archery, is “An arrow can only be shot by being pulled back. When life is pulling you back with difficulties, it is about to launch you into something great. So just focus and keep aiming.”