This could be a very interesting game. Angelo Donatelli had huge success against Montwood. Ced Barfield may be the best player in the city. Coronado will have to contain him. I personally believe that Jose Luis Herrera is just as much a problem to contain for Eldo. Garrett Slaughter is dangerous on the ground and through the air. I think Coronado has too much offense for Eldo. If Coronado stops Ced, they win. Stopping the play of Angelo, JLU, and Slaughter is a different story.
I think Coronado wins this game but by only a few points. No more than 7. Barfield touches the ball every offensive play. It's a tough task stopping a player of that caliber for 4 quarters when the ball is in his hands every single snap. Montwood had a tough time stopping him and I don't think Coronado is going to have an easier time. Should be a good game though.
T-birds 58-53. El do will score points but they allow a lot too. Should be a very good game.
I think this is another win for El Dorado 42-34.
It all depends on what team shows up for Coronado, if its last weeks defense, Eldo will take it hands down!
I would want to see a game where both offense and defense show up for the same game from Coroando. They would win the last 3 games left with no problem.
If Coronado looses this game, the fourth spot might come down to the Westside Bowl on 1-6A !!
Not counting Americas pulling a last game upset on Franklin which could happen
Cedarious is a great kid and an awesome athlete BUT much humbler than you it seems.
One mean teams struggle some times, better hope for your egos sake it won't be the case this week.
In My opinion, Ced is the best player in ElPaso. with that being said, I have met this young man, and his father. They are humble good peeps. On the other hand at Coronado, Jose Luis Herrera for Coronado is a special teams nightmare. True D1 material for that alone. He also plays really well at receiver. Garrett Slaughter is also a playmaker and a gamer at halfback. He can also catch the ball at any range, as last weeks 98 yard pass for a touch down that he hung on Montwood can illustrate. Angelo Donatelli has changed the team now that he is back to Qb on the read option. All in all, the Tbirds have a lot of ammo. If they lose, it will be because the can't contain Ced's running ability. With regard to his passing, I believe we can cover the receivers with Seabrook and Abarca. JMHO
D1 coach approached him last week after the Montwood game, so I think you might be eating your "know it all" words pretty soon!!
Where is the love for the starting Tbird running back? Julian Madrid
You should realize this “JLU” kid is the same one that scored 3 touchdowns against El Do last year.
I think Coronado coaches will have to really be strategic and listen to their players. They will know how to best contain Cedarious.
That kind of synchronization is going to be key. May all the players be safe &GO TBIRDS.
El Dorado 42 Coronado 31
I think Coronado is going to run all over El Dorado. They cannot pass the football. When the Coronado OC gets flustered, his plan of execution is the wildcat with that #10 Herrera. If they stack the box, Herrera has the ability to hit a wide receiver down field. More often than not it is the quarterback Donatelli that moves to WR thus benching guys like Parker. Julian Madrid and Garrett Slaughter become non-factors in this scheme. It is pretty successful when done correctly. In my opinion, Coronado needs to throw the ball and be more consistent. This is a must win for both teams. ANGELO if you are reading this , throw it to James Parker!! he is always open.
Every 1-6A team before playing El Dorado has said they will stop Cedarious Barfield from getting long runs and from taking it to the house and scoring and they have not been able to do it. Let's see if Coronado is able to stop Cedarious or if Coronado is just another one of those 1-6A teams who Cedarious runs and scores on at will.
It’s going to be tough, Coronado can’t assume anything because they played well last game and they need to stay strong the entire game. No doubt, Cedarious is the best player in city. They are going to a have to find a way to stop him - strategic plays and ADJUSTING is going to be critical. That means containing AND blitzing Eldo as needed. Hopefully Coronado has the confidence to take on Eldo as long as they don’t get let it get to them. They gotta be smart in every play. And for goodness sakes, the line needs to protect so whomever is the QB do they can try to execute the plays.
Barfield will be stuffed
Coronado 31 El Dorado 14
I've seen Barfield in two games now and don't think there's a team that can stuff him. When you think you got him he's 20 yards down the field. But good luck to both teams.
Final will be Coronado 42 El Dorado 28
Why was #70 for coronado playing this game? Isn't he ineligible since he was ejected last week?
42-28 hmmmm???? Prediction was wronnnng