Defense, special teams lift Falcons over Coronado

Sixth-ranked Foothill scored 28 points thanks to defense and special teams, as they beat visiting Coronado (2-7, 1-5 Southeast) 45-24 on Thursday.

With the score 7-3 midway through the second quarter, Foothill’s Cameron Thurman returned a fumble 20 yards for a touchdown.
Foothill (9-1, 5-1) recovered the ball on the ensuing kickoff and Parker Riggin threw to James Henderson on the next play for a 43-yard touchdown.

Riggin led the Falcons in passing, going 9-for-13 for 206 yards and two touchdowns.

Cody Mucino led Coronado with four receptions for 95 yards.

Foothill ends the season as the second seed out of the Southeast and will host Desert Pines next week.