This could be a really good game. Americas and Tremaine Henderson seem to be the offense for Americas. Tremaine is a one man wrecking crew. However, They have been hammered by Rio Rancho and Midland Christian early on this season. The defense looks a little suspect at this time, but they do boast the same 1-2 record going into district play as Coronado. Midland Lee put a thumping on Coronado to start the season, and Canutillo "see sawed" back and forth before earning a victory against the Birds. Coronado's lone victory against the Andress Eagles revealed the playmaking ability of running back Garrett Slaughter in what was a grind it out offensive strategy. Slaughter has the speed to break it at any moment, very similar to the Blazer's Henderson. The T-Birds, having Finally settled in on QB Ethan Arroyo as the signal caller can only mean improved continuity for the birds. The play at LB for the Birds is much improved as well, being lead by Tommy Barrett and Josh Shapiro. I see a close game here. However, Coronado will have a host of injured players back for this game, and for that reason I am taking the Tbirds 35-21. The Trailblazers are playing at home for this game, so a flip flop in the score is entirely possible. Whichever team loses will struggle to reach the post season. That is the only definitive gravy we have for this steak of a match up.
By the looks of this thread it is obvious that no one is taking Americas and Coronado as serious 1-6a contenders but as pretenders. Me personally I would like both of these teams to make some noise in their district to make it fun so that I can follow it.
I think Americas will win with the home field advantage. 28-17
Billy Billy Billy what in the world are you smoking ??? The coronado offence couldn't score on Andress. The one td they scored was because of a muffed punt on the 2 yardline.The OC is terrible .The offence does not that a identity can't pass.True once the starting Rb comes back it will help.Mark my word the only game we will win is Socorro!!
Look, obviously I'm a TBird fan, but let's not kid ourselves. The win over Andress didn't determine a thing.
The only way to win this game is going to be defensively. They are going to have to attack and try to sack Americas QB the entire night. AND Coronado can't rely on the running game only. Everyone is watching the RB. Coronado has some great receivers and they need to be ready to use them.i
I'm hearing that all district running back Julian Madrid will be returning this week. That's a game changer
I feel that if I go to this game I am going to be the only one sitting on the stands.
Only kidding it should be a great game but if not I want a refund.
We definitely put Americas in there place. There defense is suspect, they have a lengthy guy #40 who from my view has a frame to play the position but from what i could see, he played like there was never a sense of urgency. They had a pretty decently fast end on the opposite side I think his number was 29 but very smallish..i hope he doesn't intend to play college ball as an end because he will not get any looks what so ever, im sorry but colleges look for size. Secondary was suspect. This defense was no.match for our thunderbirds...now for the offense...can you say Swiss cheese? Offensive line is so leaky i don't think any boat could float in water. The Qb made.some mistakes a.costly one by giving us 2 pennies for the.safety. And their poor running back had no where to go. We in the WEST side pride ourselves in good coaching great team cohesion. And it showed against the Blazers...time to hang the cleats up Americas...its gonna be a long year and you shouldnt have wanted to.ever.cross.paths.with us, and now we put you in your place!
Exactly. That’s what happens with Coronado. The coaches and some of the players (& supporters) let it go their head too quickly and when things get tough, they choke.
I think trying to sack the opposing QB made a all the difference. Also more throws instead of the same ol’ running plays everyone knows already.
Stay hungry Coronado and keep fighting! You all have a very talented team, just play smart and strategic. Keep the pressure on the QB. Godspeed. (may God cause you to succeed)
Enough with the saying and philosophy of staying or being humble. It is football and people will express their opinions on teams and the sport in general. Live a little man.
Sorry Americas, this kid is obviously just trying to put Coronado on the spot. Thanks for a great game and good luck the rest of your season!