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Coronado gets chance to rest starters during 35-7 victory against Eldorado

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Coronado football players Brendan Larsen, Jason Warren and Colton Coss Thursday, July 26, 2012.

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Coronado will be well rested and ready when takes the field again next week. On Friday night at Eldorado, Coronado led 28-0 at halftime of an eventual 35-7 victory and coach Brad Talich sat his starters for the second half. That gave his reserves a much-deserved chance to get some playing time while also letting the starters rest up as they prepare to host Foothill this week.

“I knew if we had a lead I wanted to rest the kids,” Talich said.

Talich is friends with Foothill coach Marty Redmond and said he’s excited to stare down his golfing buddy from the opposite sideline. And in his first season at the school it means a lot for Talich’s chances of getting Coronado (4-2) to the playoffs for the first time since 2006.

Coronado played Liberty very close last week and it’s clear that, if nothing else, Talich has got the program headed in the right direction.

“We listened to what the kids were feeling and what they expected from the program,” Talich said. “… It’s not anything I’ve done. It’s been a joint effort by a lot of people and the kids are really enjoying it.”

Taylor Bern can be reached at 948-7844 or [email protected]. Follow Taylor on Twitter at twitter.com/taylorbern.

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