Football: CHS Defeats Mountain Empire 21-14

The Islanders run a play against Mountain Empire High School to win 21-14.

After a tough loss against Mar Vista High School the weekend before, Coronado’s Varsity Football team was prepared for this Friday’s game against Mountain Empire. “With five starters out this past Friday, we had to have a lot of our players step it up,” comments Coach Kurt Hines. The Islanders’ quarterback, junior Colter Maldonado, played a great game throughout, scoring two of Coronado’s touchdowns. Being a dynamic player, Maldonado had the most rushing yardage along with 219 yards of passing. Senior Colton Cline completed five passes, totaling to 66 yards, followed by junior James Witthoft, who completed two resulting in 45 yards.

On defense, senior Bryce Alexander had ten solo tackles, along with two assist tackles, preventing many of Mountain Empire’s potential touchdowns, followed by senior Orion Hargar, who had four solo and four assist tackles. “Defensively, we were very solid,” comments Coach Kurt Hines. The defensive line held strong in the fourth quarter to secure the win for Coronado, 21-14.

The team’s current record is now four wins to one loss.

Upcoming Game:

Friday, September 28 vs. Clairemont High School @ 6:30 PM (Away)

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Andres de la Lama
Andres is a senior at Coronado High School and has written for the Islander Times and The Coronado Times throughout his high school career. He has also been a proud part of Coronado’s Days for Girls chapter and this year’s president. Andres aspires to be a screenwriter will go on study creative writing in college. Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: manager@coronadotimes.com