Coronado Dominates Hanks With A 41-7 Victory
The Coronado Thunderbirds desperately needed a win last night after losing to Midland 38-14 in week 0. The T-Birds defeated former district 1-5a rival Hanks 41-7 in a game shortened due to lightning.
Coronado made a statement on their first play from scrimmage as RB Bobby Chacon shocked the Hanks defense by scoring on a 66 touchdown run. The T-Birds quick strike was foreshadowing for what was to come for the remainder of the contest. Hanks’ first possession resulted in a fumble by QB Emilio Noriega at the Coronado 41.
The Knights were never able to make the game competitive because of 4 turnovers throughout the evening. They had 2 fumbles and 2 interceptions. Coronado dominated the game on the ground and defensively as well. T-Bird’s RB Andres Guerrero had a remarkable game, scoring 3 touchdowns, including 2 rushing and 1 receiving.
Defensively Coronado’s DB Nick Annabi performed brilliantly, picking off Hank’s QB Emilio Noriega twice. Annabi’s second interception resulted in a 47 yard pick 6 for the T-Birds. This was a statement win for Coronado, legendary coach Don Brooks retired, and Robert Anderson got his first victory as the T-Birds head coach.
Coronado’s schedule doesn’t get any earier as they travel to Irvin’s Tony Shaw field to face Chapin next week, and then district 1-5A play begins as they face Americas on September 22nd. Now that the T-Birds got their first win under their belts, they can focus on 2-4A powerhouse Chapin. As the famous expression goes, take it one game at a time.