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High School Football:

Coronado debuts new look, features DaQu’an Davis to pound Eldorado

2014 High School Football

Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun

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

After a hard-fought loss, many teams bear down and refine what they had done well earlier in the season.

Coronado had a different approach after falling in last week’s neighborhood rivalry showdown with Green Valley. The Cougars evolved.

Coronado coach Brad Talich huddled with offensive assistants Rusty Anderson, Mike Cofer and Dustin Forshee and decided to try something new going into Friday night’s home game against Eldorado.

“We wanted to focus on running the football out of different formations and with different personnel groupings,” Talich explained. “What we’re trying to do is gain an advantage by confusing defenses, and I think we did that tonight.”

The score certainly indicates as much, as Coronado blasted Eldorado 40-7. The Cougars unveiled a new weapon in junior running back DaQu’an Davis.

Davis had more than 100 yards and scored a touchdown in the rout.

“He’s been itching to get out there and he’s finally got the opportunity to show what he can do,” Talich said. “He was a burst of energy for us.”

Senior Nick Trejo joined Davis to give Coronado its best rushing presence of the season. The defense fed off their energy.

Aaron Cotton and Matt Rangle specifically stood out, each notching a sack to help stymie the Sundevils all night.

“I’m proud of the effort we showed in bouncing back from the Green Valley performance,” Talich said.

Case Keefer can be reached at 702-948-2790 or [email protected]. Follow Case on Twitter at

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