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Basic senior QB rewarded in win over Coronado

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Christopher DeVargas

Basic high football players Tank McAllister, Sean White, Kendahl Blakely, Jake Walderon, and Saul Arizaga before the 2015 Season.

Usually Aeneas McAllister throws the touchdowns, but Friday, as he celebrated senior night, he was on the receiving end of one.

To make the moment even more special, the pass was thrown by his younger brother, Aaron McAllister, who is his normally his backup quarterback.

When you’re 8-1 and sitting firmly atop the Southeast League like Basic is, you can afford some trickeration to give your senior quarterback an unforgettable moment to end his regular-season high school career.

“(Aeneas) has been our main guy all year,” said Basic coach Jeff Cahill. “We put a little trick play in with his little brother because it was senior night and we wanted them to have that moment.”

The McAllister brothers led Basic to its fifth straight win as the Wolves beat Coronado 25-13 to clinch the league title.

It wasn’t easy, though, as the Cougars led the game 7-6 at halftime.

“They are tough,” Cahill said. “We had a few mistakes and a shot ourselves in the foot with a lot of penalties.”

But the Wolves pulled away in the second half with rushing touchdowns from Aeneas McAllister, Sean White and John Funaki.

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