How’s this for a statistical oddity?
The Las Vegas football team beat Coronado by a final score of 43-0. The Wildcats’ total offensive yards: 149.
Las Vegas capitalized on five turnovers, a few special teams mistakes and average starting field position of the opponent’s 39-yard line. Five of its 10 drives began on Coronado’s side of the field and another began at midfield.
“We kind of felt that we had an advantage in the special-teams phases tonight, and it showed,” Las Vegas coach James Thurman told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “We kind of challenged them, told them the more physical team would win. Our kids are scrappy, hardworking east-side kids.”
Las Vegas quarterback Zach Matlock threw for two touchdowns and 122 yards. The rushing offense as a team — once sacks and losses were factored in — was 27 yards. Elijah Hicks was the leading rusher with 44 yards and a score on nine carries.