Coyotes top Hawks in first meeting
(Everett, WA)-The Central Valley Coyotes won their first ever meeting against the Everett Hawks 60-41 in front of 4,061 arena football fans at the Comcast Event Center in Everett, Washington. The Coyotes (3-1) win keeps them tied for second place with the Bakersfield Blitz (3-1), both are chasing the Spokane Shock (4-0) while the Hawks (0-4) remain in last place.
The Coyotes came out on their first possession and scored with a pass from Scott Rislov to Wes Borba, who finished the night with 4 catches for 25 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception. On the Hawks first series Daniel Jones picked off a pass thrown from Hawks quarterback Julian Reese that bounced off his receivers hands. The Coyotes then scored their second touchdown on another completion from Rislov to Borba to go up 13-0.
The Hawks first score came on a 1 yard run after a penalty filled drive that saw both teams get bounced around the field. On the next series the Coyotes scored on a Rislov 1 yard run, the Coyotes lead was 20-7 at that point. Marvin Brown, in his first game back since an injury in May 2005, ended the Hawks next series. Brown recovered a fumble when the Hawks lost the ball on the Coyotes 19 yard line. However, the Coyotes could not capitalize on the turnover. With 35 seconds left in the second quarter Rislov found a wide open LaMonte Jones for a 47 yard touchdown to half end and give the Coyotes a 27-22 lead.
The Coyotes started the second half with a blocked field goal attempt that was run in for a touchdown by Vai Notoa. The Hawks second half started with a drive that ended with a touchdown pass from Reese to Kurtis Stewart, the extra point missed. The rest of the game was all Coyotes; the final score was 60-41.
The Coyotes Scott Rislov finished the game with 15 completions on 22 attempts for 217 yards and 7 touchdowns. It was the third time this season Rislov threw for 7 touchdowns in a game. His main target of the game was James Lewis also had 6 receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown in his first game at the Offensive Specialist position.
The Coyotes return home to Selland Arena May 6th at 7:15pm to get ready for to take on the Quad City Steam wheelers. Tickets for this game are still available and may be purchased at Ticketmaster or the Selland Arena Box Office. For questions or additional information you can contact the Coyotes ticket office at (559) 263-9780.
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