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Coronado rides defense, passing game to shutout of Bonanza

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

Strong defense has been a consistent theme in the rise to power of the Coronado football program in recent years.

It was front and center again tonight.

Senior cornerback Wade Jacobs brought some flair with an interception return for a touchdown, and the Cougars brought a workmanlike effort as a group on their way to a 41-0 rout of visiting Bonanza.

“Bonanza came out with a little different game plan than what they showed the previous week,” Coronado coach Brad Talich said. “They tried to run the ball on us. Our kids are pretty well schooled for making an adjustment. We got into our run-stopping defense.

“I’ve got to hand it to (Bengals coach) Kevin (Volcic) and the Bonanza kids; they did a good job trying to slow the game down. Their kids played hard and were aggressive. They caused a lot of problems at times.”

Coronado quarterback John Farella caused a lot of problems for the Bengals, throwing three touchdown passes. The senior hooked up with Michael Simpson, Tanner Gorski and Brian Johnson on scoring strikes.

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