Foothill rides hot defense, big plays to 38-0 win over Coronado


Christopher DeVargas

Members of the Foothill High School football team, from left, Tyree Shephard, Jared Ables and Marchaun Norris pose for a portrait at the Las Vegas Sun’s high school football media day August 2, 2017, at the South Point.

Thu, Sep 28, 2017 (9:27 p.m.)

Foothill improved to 5-0 with a 38-0 win at Coronado on Thursday night.

Falcons’ quarterback Koy Riggin was the catalyst on offense, as the sophomore threw a touchdown pass and ran for two other scores to help Foothill win its Southeast League opener.

“This was a big game for us,” Foothill coach Marty Redmond said. “We felt we had to win this game. We felt we had the better team, but we knew we were going to have to line up and really execute well, and we did.”

The Foothill defense blanked its second-straight opponent and recorded its third shutout of the season. That allowed Riggin and the offense to race out to a 31-0 halftime lead, and the Falcons didn’t look back.

“[Coronado] was bigger up front than some of the teams we’ve faced recently, so we knew it was going to be a challenge,” Redmond said. “But we executed on offense and made some big plays.”

Foothill will play at Liberty next Friday. Coronado, which dropped to 2-3 on the season, will play at Basic next week.

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