Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 | 11:50 p.m.
For the third straight week, a different rusher emerged out of Coronado’s backfield timeshare to lead the Cougars to victory.
It was junior Jordan Patterson’s turn Thursday night, as the most physical of the three featured backs bullied his way to a touchdown and more than 50 yards in a 30-0 win over Basic to close the regular season.
“We like to keep our running back position fresh,” Coronado coach Brad Talich said. “It’s not in the game plan who we're going to, we just switch out to tire the defense and give them new looks.”
Nick Trejo and Da’Quan Davis played more complementary roles to Patterson against the Wolves. With Foothill’s upset of Green Valley, Coronado claimed the No. 1 seed in the Southeast division and opens the playoffs against Silverado next week.
It’s a bad break for the Skyhawks, as the Cougars have beaten their last three opponents by a combined score of 104-13. Kainoa Granstrom, Koy Harris and Jad Chettany have brought the defense along at as impressive of a rate as the offense.
“Our defensive kids were motivated because we look at stats like everyone else and saw Basic scored a lot of points,” Talich said. “Our kids were determined that they weren’t scoring like that on us.”