Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 | 11:38 p.m.
They got more than that. The Diamondbacks turned in their best effort of the season Friday night as far as coach Brad Talich is concerned in smashing Eldorado 42-7.
“It was much better than we were in the last three weeks with alignment and assignment,” Talich said. “When we took this over, that stuff wasn’t the most important to the kids but they’re getting into the game now. We’ve been working on their mindset — not accepting mediocrity, not accepting losing.”
Like with most great football performances, it started up front. An offensive line led by Jack Crane, Calvin Vaughn and Nick Benham sprung running back Tyshun McClinton free repeatedly en route to more than 100 yards and multiple touchdowns for the former Wingstop Player of the Week.
The defense also raised its level of play, holding the Sundevils to a microscopic yardage total. Desert Oasis’ post-game feelings couldn’t have been much different compared to last week’s 50-0 defeat.
“They rebounded like I hoped,” Talich said.