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Coyote Slotbacks Shred Steel Curtain

(PALM SPRINGS) — If you want to pull the plug on the SoCal Coyotes, and their vaunted Silver Stretch run ‘n’ shoot offense, simply take away star receiver Rashad “The Franchise” Roberts.
At least that was the hot gossip around the Southern California Football Alliance.  
So the 15th-ranked 6-2 Steelers did exactly that, doubling Roberts throughout the game, with a safety over the top, and held him to just four catches and 57 yards.
But Nate Lewis, the SCFA’s leading quarterback with 2,218 yards and 19 touchdowns, swiftly taught them another staple of the Silver Stretch: The slot is always open, especially when you are forced to rely on your third and fourth best cover corners to defend them. 
Saturday night, Coyote slotbacks ran “competitively to space.” gashing the seams in the Steelers secondary. One had four catches for 136 yards and three touchdowns, while All-American slot Josh Asuncion, working on critical third downs, had three huge catches for 61 yards, and slotback Wayne Jacobs another 5 catches for 33.  DeMario “The President” Brown had another four for 36.
“They blitzed us, and our rule is if you blitz, we score,” said head coach J. David Miller.  “We fill the space you vacate, and Nate made them pay.”
All three touchdowns came on Steelers blitzes, including one for 78 yards.
Running back Nigel Simmons also had eight carries for 43 yards, including a 17-yard touchdown right through the heart of the Steelers defense.  He had another 40-yard touchdown run called back.
Lewis completed 71 percent of his passes — 20 of 28 — for 323 yards and three scores, for an NFL passer rating of 105.8.
The Coyotes close out their home schedule this weekend against the Las Vegas Lions in a rare 1 p.m. afternoon game at Xavier College Prep.
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