The offense which lit up Mission Veterans Memorial for 57 points and more than 500 yards of offense a week ago wasn’t built overnight. In fact, ask head coach Brent Davis and he’s quick to admit the Coyotes high-octane “spread” offense is three-years in the making.
“When you talk to people about this offense, they’ll tell you that it takes three years to get this offense in,” Davis said. “You start off and it takes three years before you start to see big success.”
Davis and his staff implemented the “spread” here after his first season. It relies on a speedy and sure-armed quarterback surrounded a supporting cast. Alice has all of that.
“The number one reason is that we’ve got good talent across the board,” Davis said. “We’ve got two really good running backs and we have a quarterback who is smart on the field. We also have the best receivers we’ve had since I’ve been here as far as speed, quickness and hands. And, we have a great offensive line.”
Quarterback A.J. Benavides was seemingly unstoppable against Veterans Memorial. While he only played three quarters, Benavides ended the night completing 13 of 20 passing attempts for 263 yards and four passing touchdowns. Running back Deon Hill had only five carries in the game, but finished with 138 yards.
Through three games, Alice is averaging 48 points.
“DANCE?WITH?THE?ONE?WHO?BRUNG?YOU”: Don’t expect the Alice Coyotes to abandon anything they’re done this season for any trickery or big-time surprise Friday night against Calallen. Davis said the team is sticking to its game.
“We’re just going to do what we do,” Davis said. “We’re not putting up 50 points a game for nothing. What we’re doing is working, so we’re just going to go run our offense and play defense aggressively and try to make big plays on special teams.”
GALLEGOS?FINE: Alice all-district center John Gallegos and his parents, Hector and Marissa Gallegos were in a serious wreck Tuesday night on East Highway 44. The family was rattled, but sustained only non-life threatening injuries. They are going well. Other than a bruised elbow, Gallegos is fine and expected to start Friday.