Following their disappointing week 1 loss to Summerville, Denair bounced back the following Friday in a big way.
The Coyotes varsity football team picked up their first win of the season after crushing Delta High out of Clarksburg in a 73-6 final.
“We all felt we let one get away last week, so it was nice to come out and execute the way that we did against Delta,” said Denair head coach Anthony Armas.
The Denair defense was on their game and shut the doors on Delta, allowing negative 16 yards on 15 carries for the entire game.
“We weren't really focused on making a statement as much as we were determined to fix the mistakes we made the previous week,” said Armas. “We turned the ball over four times in that game. We had zero turnovers in the win.”
Denair also allowed just 189 yards in the air and had two interceptions.
“We had a decent week of practice and felt we had a good game plan for Delta,” said Armas of the win. “We ran the ball most of the night. We only threw a handful of passes. I don't think one player had the standout performance. We had multiple players score two touchdowns.”
The Coyotes didn't waste any time putting up points after Nic Hake scored on an opening kickoff return for a touchdown.
The Coyotes hit Delta hard and quickly and they went on to score 35 in the opening quarter.
By halftime, Denair led 54-6. Justin Steeley, Justin Gomes and Brendan Curnow each scored a pair of touchdowns. Chase Pritt punched in three touchdowns.
“If we learned anything new about kids this week... I think it was that this particular group is capable and willing to play, show up the next Monday and commit themselves to correcting the errors,” said Armas. “Not being satisfied with who we were in the games before.”
Denair will travel to take on Brookside Christian at 7 p.m. Friday.
Turlock Christian football snaps nine-game losing streak
The Eagles of Turlock Christian snapped their nine-game losing streak dating back to last season after defeating Foresthill, 20-7, last Friday in their home opener from Hilmar High's football field.
TC's last win came against Delta of Clarksburg on Sept. 4, 2015, in a 50-22 final.
At 1-1, the losing streak is over. Head coach Mike Turpin and the Eagles will continue their journey with a road contest against Delta following their bye week.
The game will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 16.