Fridays contest between the Scripps Ranch Falcons and the Coronado Islanders, went from competitive to completely one-sided in a matter of a few big plays. For the Islanders, it seemed like anything that could go wrong, did end up going wrong; And for the Falcons everything that could go right, did indeed end up going right. Starting with the very first drive of the game the Falcons set an absolutely blazing pace, and at the end of the day the Islanders just weren’t able to keep up.
Falcons Quarterback Daniel Cox started things off by throwing an eighty-two-yard touchdown pass to Joel Jaffe on the opening drive of the game. After a few quick plays from Coronado, the Falcons would get right back to it. On the next possession Daniel Cox would throw a forty five yard touchdown pass, this time to Wide Receiver Keith Davis and the Falcons found themselves up 14-0 in the early going. Having experienced some initial success with big plays in the first quarter, the Falcons would try their hand at yet another deep pass and come up big. A thirty-five-yard heave followed by a spectacular catch from Keith Davis, would place the Falcons deep into enemy territory and set them up for their third touchdown of the game.
At the end of the first half the Falcons lead the Islanders 21-0 and had seemingly drained the energy out of Coronado High School. A lengthy drive to start the third quarter resulted in yet another touchdown for Scripps Ranch and after failing to convert on the extra point the Falcons now had a twenty-seven-point lead. It became quickly evident that Scripps Ranch wanted no part of a Coronado comeback. After forcing the Islanders to punt, the Falcons would score yet again on their ensuing drive. The “Cherry on Top” for the Falcons came from Joseph Kabandauli capped off the night with a powerful touchdown run, and gave us the final score of 46-0.
To say that the Islanders had a rough game would be putting it lightly, fortunately for Coronado no matter what the deficit, Friday’s game still only goes down as one loss in the record books. The Scripps Ranch Falcons were just “that good” on Friday night, and while it’s never good to lose it may be easier for Coronado to accept the fact that their opponent just played a truly great game.
Week 7 will present big tasks and an even bigger challenge for these two teams. The Coronado Islanders will be looking to get back on the winning track, and they will have to do so on the road against the undefeated Kearny Komets. No walk in the park for the Scripps Ranch Falcons in Week 7 either. If they wish to continue their winning ways they must defeat the Lincoln Hornets, whose only loss comes in Week 3 by a mere two points. Both games are scheduled to take place Friday October, 6th at 6:30 P.M.
PREVIEW: Friday’s game between the Scripps Ranch Falcons and the Coronado Islanders will give two teams the opportunity to pick up a much needed win as we approach Week 6 of the season. Through six weeks, the Scripps Ranch Falcons are winless, but will be looking to take advantage of an opponent that was recently held scoreless, as they try to secure their first win of the season. The Coronado Islanders have experienced back-to-back games in which their offense has struggled. A winless opponent could be the perfect opportunity for the Islanders to get back on the winning track, and build some momentum for the remainder of the season.
In this match-up, both teams will likely need some serious contribution from their offense. Both teams have allowed a lot of scoring but have not shied away from putting up points themselves. Although in a losing effort, the Scripps Ranch Falcons have managed to score at least twenty points in each of their games and have proved capable of moving the football. Before going on a two-game losing streak, the Coronado Islanders also managed to reach double digits in their games, including a thirty-five-point performance against the Castle Park Trojans.
When these two teams meet on Friday night it will be important to see who can control possession of the football. Mistakes in this game could prove to be costly, as both teams have shown they are more than capable of putting up points on the scoreboard. Protecting the football will be key as these opponents will be looking to limit the number of enemy possessions.
Kick-off takes place 6:30 P.M. Friday at Coronado High School. For postgame coverage, don’t forget to watch the Prep Pigskin Report Friday at 10:30 P.M. where you’ll see all the latest team news and highlights. Also, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @KUSIPPR and @RedJacketArmy for live updates and all kinds of PPR exclusives.