FLAGSTAFF - Scottsdale Coronado found numerous ways to score in Thursday night’s 36-0 victory over Flagstaff Sinagua at Northern Arizona’s Walkup Skydome.
The Dons scored by ground — on David Alfaro’s 25-yard run — to open scoring in the first quarter, and by air — on Alex Buya’s 48-yard pass from Bryan Dunlavey — also, in the opening quarter.
Before halftime Coronado added a safety when Sinagua fumbled into the end zone, and the Dons got a 62-yard kick return for a score from Kaylin Ashley following the safety. Shawn Martin tacked on a 28-yard scoring run to put the Dons on top, 29-0, at the half.
Ashley added a 16-yard rushing TD in the third quarter.
Coronado racked up 364 total yards and limited Sinagua to 67.
The Dons preserved its shutout on the final play of the game.
Just when it appeared Sinagua would snap its eight-quarter scoreless streak, a Coronado defender skied into the air and battled the pass harmlessly to the turf.
Sinagua was without two of its top players, and two other starters missed the first quarter for disciplinary reasons.
Senior quarterback Cody Roberts wasn’t cleared to play after suffering a mild concussion in last week’s opener. The Mustangs started with emergency backup Perry Shiels under center, then shifted to sophomore Cody Livingston, a junior-varsity call-up, early in the second quarter.