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Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 | 9:38 p.m.
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The Coronado High football team scored a pair of second-half touchdowns today in a 41-13 loss to Idaho’s Highland High in the Rocky Mountain Rumble at Idaho State.
The Cougars trailed 21-0 at halftime, but struck first in the second half on a 12-yard touchdown pass from quarterback John Farella to Tanner Gorski. However, Highland scored the next two touchdowns to put the game out of reach, handing the Henderson school a season-opening loss.
Coronado played in the state semifinals last year, but most of its key contributors graduated. The squad that took the field at Idaho State was mostly juniors and sophomores, including some playing their first varsity game.
“We faced a better team tonight with our young kids,” Coronado coach Brad Talich said.
Farella scored the second Coronado touchdown on a 9-yard quarterback scramble in the fourth quarter. Despite the game already being out of reach, the Cougars pieced together a confidence-building scoring drive.
“Our kids were still battling at the end,” Talich said. “There were multiple times where they showed they could battle with them.”