Stallions Trample Coyotes in Battle For Stadium Road 14-3 Print
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Friday, 30 September 2011 06:13

Madera – Five years ago at Radcliff Stadium Scott Donegan fielded his first football team to take on the Madera Coyotes for the new Madera South High School. Then it was a junior varsity team because the school did not have a varsity team. The young Stallion team stomped the JV Coyotes that night but for the next four years Donegan and his varsity teams could not get past their Stadium Road rival. Friday night that all changed.


It really wasn’t that the Stallions beat the Coyotes. You can’t win a football game if your offense turns over the ball five times. This was the lesson learned by the Madera Coyotes when they handed the Madera Stallions their first ever win in the Stadium Road Showdown match-up.

The Coyote defense held the Stallions to only 14 points but the Coyote offense gave up two interceptions and fumbled the ball away three times, twice within ten yards of the goal line. They also mishandled two snaps that they were able to recover.

The Stallions held Madera running back Christian Ramirez, who entered averaging more than 200 yards rushing a game, to just 69 yards. Coyote Eloy Morales hit a Madera field goal on their first drive of the second half but that didn’t phase the Stallions. They forced Madera to punt twice and stopped two drives with interceptions by Ranferi Pineda and Luis Placido

Following the game the Madera South High football team twice posed for pictures with the "Stadium Road Showdown" plaque; first at the fifty yard line and then underneath the scoreboard that read: Home 14, Guests 3.

To the Stallions Friday’s win was like a Valley Championship, it was historic. For the first time in Madera South’s four year varsity history, the Stallions are Madera’s best, having stopped the Coyotes undefeated season.

It’s going to be a long twelve months for the Coyotes, enduring the bragging rights the Stallions have earned until next years rematch.

Photos by Jack Porter