Coyotes win first playoff game, 44-32

Coyotes win first playoff game, 44-32

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Friday night, the Calabasas Coyotes faced off against the La Habra Highlanders in their first playoff game. The Coyotes had a slow start but ultimately defeated La Habra with a final score of 44-32.

With only ten minutes left in the third quarter, the Coyotes were down 26-9. The team was able to bring itself back into the game with three touchdowns, making the score 32-31 in favor of La Habra. At the end of the third and start of the fourth, the Coyotes scored thirteen unanswered points to pull away and win the game.

One of the top performers was senior running back King Miller, who lit up the field in the second half with 22 carries for 210 yards and three touchdowns.

“Me and my o-line just clicked,” said Miller. 

The defense also played a huge role in the win, with defensive back Jerry McGee getting a huge 50-yard pick six in the third quarter. 

“I feel like our defense every game is always ready to do what they need to do and adjust the momentum of the game,” said Miller.

Tomorrow, the Coyotes play Ramona High School in their second playoff game. If they win, they will move on to the third round.

“We need to do what we always do,” said Miller. “Keep the game in our hands.”