Turnovers Doom Coronado in Loss to San Angelo Central
The San Angelo Bobcats were led by quarterback Mickey Scott in beating the Coronado Mustangs 28-17 Thursday night at San Angelo Stadium. The game was the District 2-5A opener for both teams. Quarterback Mickey Scott accounted for 3 of the Bobcat 4 touchdowns. Scott went 17/22 passing for 215 yards with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. He also rushed 17 times for 109 yards and 1 touchdown.
Coronado opened up the game by receiving the opening kickoff and holding on to the ball for 7:22 before scoring on a 31 yard field goal. The 3-0 lead would end up being the only lead for the Mustangs during the game.
The Bobcats responded to the Mustangs opening drive with an 8 play, 73 yard touchdown drive to take a 7-3 lead. Landon Sawyer scored on 15 yard touchdown run off of a reverse play.
The Mustangs first turnover of the game came on the ensuing drive. Running back Rod Moore fumbled at midfield.
The Bobcats only needed one play to extend their lead: Mickey Scott threw a 52 yard touchdown pass to Keyland Taylor.
In the second quarter, both teams exchanged touchdowns and the score at halftime was 21-10.
The Bobcats final score of the game came off of the opening drive of the third quarter. A 7 play, 72 yard drive was capped off by a 1 yard Mickey Scott quarterback sneak. Penalties hurt the Mustangs on that drive as offsides and pass interference flags gave up 13 yards of field position.
Down 28-10 for the vast majority of the third quarter, Coronado wasn’t able to muster any offensive production. Their first drive of the quarter ended on an interception and two more drives ended on turnover on downs as they tried to eat into the 18-point deficit.
The last glimer of hope for Coronado was in the fourth quarter. Greg Hewitt threw a 15 yard touchdown to Robert Lee that cut the score down to 28-17. However, Central forced another another fumble with 6:32 left. The third Coronado turnover of the game dashed their comeback hopes as Central was able to play keep away with the ball for next 6:19 to kill the clock.
The second half was marked by players being ejected for both teams. Coronado offensive linemen Nathan Cruz and Cody Castillo were tossed after separate incidents. Castillo’s ejection came after the second to last play of the game. Central wide receiver Keyland Taylor was ejected as well. His ejection appeared to be for taunting.