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RED-HOT COYOTES SILENCE SAN DIEGO THUNDER, 48-0

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(SAN DIEGO) – SoCal Coyotes quarterback Jacob Russell – who leads the Southern California Football League in every category – completed 18 of 23 passes and rained down another 339 yards and seven touchdowns to silence the host San Diego Thunder 48-0 Saturday night.

silence400Ageless receiver Rashad ‘The Franchise’ Roberts, now in his ninth Coyote season, led the four-time champions with 129 yards and hauled in three scores, including two rainbow bombs. Jarrod Harrington and Chad Ward Jr. each topped 100 yards and added two touchdowns apiece. Matt Arias added another.

Among SCFL leading receivers, Harrington, Ward and Roberts are now 1-2-3.

League-leading running back Dylan Peebles, 6-1, 225, ran over, through and around a frustrated Thunder defense for 135 yards on 10 carries. Zavier Steward, the SCFL’s second-leading rusher, slashed and dashed through the hapless Thunder for another score of his own.

The ‘Darkside Defense,’ resting many starters, still spent most of the night blowing up the Thunder backfield. Linebacker Gary Young led all tacklers with eight, while rookie Timothy Mack had seven. Jerimiah Spicer had six tackles. Defensive linemen Kwame Bell, Jake Sheffield, and Jordan Warford added sacks.

The Coyotes (6-0) remain the Southern California Football League’s only undefeated team, and have outscored opponents 380-22. In the season’s final regular-season game, the Coyotes return home this Sunday, October 16, to host the arch-rival Inglewood Blackhawks (4-1) at 3 p.m. at Ed White Stadium in Indio.

Last year, in three franchise-record-setting wins over the Blackhawks in a single season, the Coyotes outscored Inglewood 117-64. Two of those were on the road in the challenging environment of Jackie Robinson Stadium, including the last one, a decisive 31-14 victory that made the Coyotes defending LCFL champions.

(REFRESH THIS STORY AND PAGE throughout the day for continued Thunder wrap-up, updates, official Hudl box score and stats, photos, highlights and more.)

-Scott Alvarez, Quality Control and Director of Film

GENERAL AIR CONDITIONING AND PLUMBING gave away more than $4,000 in prizes and gift cards during the Coyotes last home game. Fans will have their next opportunity on Sunday, October 16, when the Coyotes face the Inglewood Blackhawks at 3 p.m.

CONVEYOR BELT OF CHARACTER – The four-time champion SoCal Coyotes non-profit sports leadership organization is a conveyor belt of character, competence, and connection, delivering life-changing leadership skills to more than 30,000 Coachella Valley youth each year through an array of programs, camps, clinics and expos.

SEVENTY PLAYERS EACH YEAR earn the distinction of ‘Defending the Shield’ in the uniform of the SoCal Coyotes. Many will earn a shot with NFL, CFL or AFL opportunities, or graduate into business careers.

FAITH, FAMILY, FOOTBALL is the real mission of the Coyotes – and not surprisingly, something that dates back to the great Vince Lombardi in 1959. More than game tape. More than a weight room. More than a 40 time. The Coyote mission reaches far beyond the actual gridiron, deep into the development of young athletes as fathers, husbands, and men.

DISCOVER how The Pro Football Educator, operated by former Denver Broncos GM and two-time Super Bowl winner Ted Sundquist, selected the SoCal Coyotes as America’s #1 Developmental Pro Football Program.

Visit www.thesocalcoyotes.com.

TO SEE LEAGUE STATS and standings, visit www.hostedsports.com, and click on Southern California Football League.

For more information, email ron@thesocalcoyotes.com.

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