Odessa Permian Destroys Coronado at Newly Renamed Quarles-Brooks Stadium
The Coronado Thunderbirds hosted a rejuvenated Odessa Permian team on an evening where legendary T-bird's coaches Jack Quarles and Don Brooks were honored. The pregame festivities included a touching ceremony for both coaches, a presentation by Mayor Oscar Leeser and the renaming of Qualres-Thunderbird Stadium to Quarles-Brooks Stadium.
For Coronado and their fans it was the last thing they would smile about all evening though as Permian dominated the T-birds from start to finish with an easy 63-15 victory. The Mojo scored on their first snap of the game as slot back Kobe Robinson threw a 51 yard touchdown pass on the option to wide out Javorian Miller. The T-birds never had a chance to catch their breath before Permian scored again on their second and third possessions to take a 21-0 lead following the first quarter.
To make maters worse, Coronado couldn't score to save their lives as Permian's smothering defense caused multiple three and outs to start the game. The second quarter was equally cruel to Coronado as quarterback Angelo Donatelli threw an ill advised interception to Panther's strong safety Jax Welch who retuned it for a pick six.
Welch was a key defender for Permian and ended the game with two interceptions. The Mojo took an insurmountable 42-0 lead into halftime, then came out in the third quarter, scored again to go up 49-0, and wisely pulled their starters. From the beginning of this game it was obvious that Coronado was outclassed and facing a far superior team. A couple of bright notes for the T-birds in the second half was recovering three Permian fumbles, and running back Jonathan Millan rushed for 117 yards on 21 carries.
With the win Odessa Permian improves to 4-0 on the season, and will travel to face Lubbock Coronado next week. Coronado falls to 1-3 with the loss, and will travel to the SAC as El Dorado will host a key 1-6A game.