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May 26, 2019

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Coronado bounces back from early deficit to crush Eldorado 62-7

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Coronado High football players (from left ) Wade Jacobs, Andrew Decker and John Farella before the 2013 season.

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Giving up a quick touchdown is a difficult way to start a game. Coronado High figured out the best way to respond with 62 unanswered points in a 62-7 victory against Eldorado High.

“There was no reason to panic,” said Coronado coach Brad Talich said.

Eldorado scored first on a defensive touchdown. That’s a mistake Talich said he would like to see fixed in the next week. The rest of the game was more difficult to critique.

Coronado led 42-7 at halftime and was able to play a lot of kids in the second half. Coronado’s Victor Abernathy scored a couple of rushing touchdowns and John Farella did very well at quarterback with a couple of passing touchdowns and another on the ground.

“He did a good job showing us that he can take advantage of defenses,” Talich said of Farella.

And whether it pays off this season or down the road, Talich took advantage of the blowout by emptying his bench.

“The more we can get those younger kids on the field the better they are,” Talich said.

Coronado hits the road next week at Foothill while Eldorado returns home to face Liberty.

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