When it doubt, give the football to Travis Huff. The Scottsdale Coronado senior doesn’t mind the workload. He was ready to keep playing football on Friday.
With Huff leading the way, the Dons picked up their third victory of the season, a 21-19 road victory over Glendale Raymond Kellis.
Coronado used Huff to keep the ball away from the Cougars’ offense most of the night.
Huff carried 39 times for 200 yards. Thanks to Huff and the Coronado offensive line, the Kellis offense didn’t have a whole lot of opportunities to get into the end zone. The Dons ran 65 offensive plays to just 37 for the Cougars.
“To just get a win after last week was big,’’ Huff said. “I have to give it up to the offensive line. We had some new people step up.’’
Huff is referring to last week’s 45-0 loss to Phoenix Greenway. Even one week later, that big loss was on his mind. Now with another victory, Huff and the Dons (3-1) are ready to move on.
To get the win, Coronado had to stop a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter that would have tied the game.
The Cougars got within 21-19 with about six minutes remaining when wide receiver Zach Richey beat double coverage for a 58-yard scoring reception from quarterback Jacob Flint.
Kellis looked to Flint to try and tie the game, but his pass attempt for two points sailed high.
Coronado then ran out the clock.
With Huff carrying the ball eight straight times, the Dons had the ball for all but 18 seconds during the final six minutes of the game.
After rain and high winds subsided early in the second quarter, both teams’ offenses got going. The Dons scored twice in the last 2:30 of the first half with David Alfaro scoring from 2 yards out and Bryan Dunlavey getting an 18-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Skyler Glessing.
Kellis got a 15-yard touchdown run from Tomorris Reese to get within 14-7 at the half.