The back-to-back, State Champion Richland Springs Coyotes, continued their tornadic path through the state, leaving total destruction in their wake. The Patriots of San Antonio FEAST being the latest casualty in a long run of halftime mercy rule victories. The Patriots, a highly ranked TCAL Division I opponent, with outstanding athletes, appeared dazed and confused by the cyclonic swath ripped by the Coyotes’ offense and defense. The Patriots had an early warning, the Coyotes strengths are no secret, but they seemed to be ill-prepared for the intense onslaught of relentless blocking, powerful rushing, and precision passing of the Coyotes offense. The talented San Antonio passing game was rendered totally ineffective against the Force 5 strength of a swirling and swarming Coyote defensive unit.
Whirlwind spread back, Chance Bush, created chaos for the Patriots with 13 rushes for 176 yards and 3 touchdowns and completed 6 of 7 passes for 101 yards and 2 more scores. Chance had impressive scoring runs of 7, 14, and 53 yards while connecting on scoring tosses of 19 yards and 36 yards. Bush added 2 solo tackles and 3 assists on defense.
Patrick Phillips caught one of Bushs’ passes for 19 yards and a touchdown and then vacuumed two Patriot passes into his funnel cloud taking one all the way back for the last Coyote touchdown and 6 points.
All-State Senior Gunner Mann, was a tempest, catching two passes for 67 yards, storming the first one into the end zone for the initial Coyote touchdown, and defensively spawned a solo tackle and 5 assists including one tackle behind the Patriots line of scrimmage for a loss.
Chris Munoz was a neverend-ing squall line, generating furious speed rushes that confounded and hurried the Patriot passers, and accounted for 3 solo tackles and 5 assists. Chris had 3.5 tackles for losses and added 1.5 sacks.
Brian Salinas spun around the left side like a spinning top and into the end zone from 22 yards out for a touchdown and then added 3 solo tackles and 1 assist, one of which was for another Patriot loss.
Cool breeze, Thomas Fowler, was a calm wind in the midst of the storm, steadily guiding the Coyote offense and added two solo "big blows" on defense, one for negative Patriot yardage.
Typhoon Ty Mann twisted his way into the Patriots backfield for a solo tackle and 3 assists and accounted for .5 sacks and 1.5 tackles for losses.
Trevor Tinney, straight-lined 6 of 7 PAT attempts through the uprights, scoring another 12 points this week, and recorded three assists on defense.
Stanley Buttler and Jacob Cohn contributed to the Coyote wall-cloud on special teams with 3 and 2 assists, respectively.
San Antonio Feast had previously scored 81, 64, and 83 points offensively against other TCAL opponents, but the Coyotes held the Patriots to 65 passing yards and -11 yards rushing, with most of the passing yardage coming on one play.
Head Coach Jerry Burkharts’ Coyote twister sports a 5-0 record, and is tracking northeast where Walnut Springs appears to be in its path of destruction this Friday night. The Hornets are 2-2 on the season, have defeated Iredell and Gustine this year, while suffering defeats to Aquilla and Strawn. Warning… Walnut Springs !!! There is a dark cloud com-ing……Go Coyotes Go !!!!