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Special teams come through for Coronado in win over Foothill

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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer touch on every high school football team in the valley and more on this week's episode. The topics, rants and disagreements are at an all-time high, so brace your ears and get ready to take sides.

Two of the biggest plays in Coronado’s 41-22 Homecoming victory over Foothill Friday night came on special teams.

The Cougars forced turnovers on both a punt and a kickoff. Senior Tim McMoore-Tuamoheloa played a major role in each of the momentum-shifting moments.

He recovered a fumble on the punt and forced the one on the kickoff.

“He had such a great game on special teams,” Coronado coach Brad Talich said. “It was great to see.”

Coronado needed to win in the often-overlooked third phase of the game, according to Talich, because the defense struggled at times against Foothill.

The Falcons led for much of the first half and trailed by less than a touchdown with one minute before halftime. Cody Mucino broke loose for a touchdown, however, that helped the Cougars break the game open.

Derrick Keller, who rushed for more than 150 yards, scored twice in the second half.

“I would have liked to have seen our defense play better,” Talich said. “But Foothill did a good job. They’ve had so much go wrong this year and still play hard and move the ball.”

“Our offense is doing well and we created a few turnovers, something we haven’t done in a while.”

Case Keefer can be reached at 948-2790 or [email protected]. Follow Case on Twitter at twitter.com/casekeefer.

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