Week eight of the football season is officially in the books. In what looked to be a close matchup for most of the game, the Coronado Islanders defeated the Hoover Cardinals 28 to 3.
Hoover struggled offensively for most of the night. The Cardinals found it difficult to run their Wing-T against a strong Islander’s defensive front. Hoover turned the ball over five times tonight. All was not bad for the Cardinals however. The Cardinal defense kept Coronado in check for most of the night. They forced a turnover and had two key 4th down stops on back to back drives. The Cardinal defense stood strong on three straight plays from within their own two yard line, not allowing an Islander score. Coach Morgans should be very proud of his team, as they fought all game long.
Coronado finally got their offense rolling in the second half. After only leading at halftime 7-3, the Islanders scored 21 unanswered points in the second half. The Islanders were led by their Quarterback Bryce Alexander who was 9 for 21 with 164 yards, and three touchdowns. James Witthoft was on the receiving end of one of the Alexander touchdown passes and also came away with an interception.
Week nine of the season has Hoover traveling to University City to face the Centurions (6-1). Coronado travels to Crawford High School, where the Colts will have their first home game in over three years.
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The high school football season is in full swing, and week eight is sure to be a good one. This matchup has the Coronado Islanders traveling off the peninsula, to Hoover High School, to face the Cardinals. Both teams have struggled to date. Coronado is 2-4 on the season, while Hoover is 1-5. Each team has shown moments of greatness, as well as weakness.
Last week Coronado played an undefeated Kearny High School, and played them tough the entire game. The Islanders were able to move the ball through the air with a couple long completions over the middle. The defense stood tough, but eventually tired against a strong rushing offense. This week the Islanders will need to remain tough up front and stop the running game that Hoover emphasizes.
Hoover has struggled to put points on the board so far this season. The Cardinals offense focuses mostly on a strong running game. In order for them to be competitive in this game their running back core and their quarterback must not turn the ball over. The offensive line will look to open up some running lanes in order to move the ball down the field.
This game takes place at Hoover High School at 6:30 pm. Be sure to catch highlights from this game as well as many others throughout San Diego this Friday at 10:30 pm on the KUSI Prep Pigskin Report. As always, scoring updates and more will be posted on our various social media platforms: @KUSIPPR and @Redjacketarmy.