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Coronado tops Las Vegas, ends tough nonleague slate 3-2

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From left, Coronado High School football players Tanner Gorski, Jordan Rude and Justin Belknap July 21, 2014.

Coronado has a high-flying passing game with several jets in the fleet. Cougars quarterback John Farella doesn’t have to worry about locking on to one receiver when he has plenty of capable targets all over the field.

That dynamic worked to Coronado’s advantage tonight, as Farella hit Tanner Gorski, Travis Boman and Justin Belknap with touchdown passes to help the Cougars roll to a 34-13 home win over Las Vegas.

“We do have a talented wide receiver corps, and John does a good job in distributing the ball,” Coronado coach Brad Talich said. “He’ll get it checked down, he’ll get it to the ‘X.’ John does a good job in scanning the field and seeing who’s open.

“We try to distribute the ball to make defenses defend everybody.”

The win helped Coronado bounce back from an excruciating 37-31, triple-overtime loss at Arbor View last week. The Cougars wrapped up their brutal nonleague slate 3-2.

“We had a very tough nonconference schedule, I think one of the tougher ones around,” Talich said. “We wanted to play a tough schedule, and we came out 3-2. I think we’ll learn from that as we go down the road.”

Talich said Coronado also got two rushing touchdowns from Nick Trejo along with an interception from Wade Jacobs.

“Las Vegas is well coached and a very storied program and very well run by James (Thurman) and the coaches. We’re just happy to compete with them and get out of this one with a win,” Talich said. “Certainly, this will help us going into conference play.”

Las Vegas fell to 2-3.

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