By Andrea Camarena

No more homecoming heartache for the Monarchs.

Exeter continued on the path to an undefeated season on Friday when they hosted Corcoran in a 56-20 homecoming victory. The Monarchs took the lead in the first 13 seconds of the game when Exeter's Luis Ortiz intercepted the ball on Corcoran's first offensive play of the game for a touchdown. The Monarchs kept the lead through the game with continued defensive success and a winning pass-run combination perfected by Monarch quarterback Chris Mayabb and wide receiver Chris Parker.

Mayabb worked his cannon against the Panthers completing seven of 10 passing attempts for 115 yards outpassing Corcoran by 77 yards. Despite a decent running game, Corcoran gained 174 rushing yards to Exeter's 139, the Panthers struggled against Exeter's defense.

Following Ortiz' early touchdown, the Monarchs completed a two-point conversion for an eight-point lead. The Panthers came back late in the quarter on a Josue Gonzalez, three-yard touchdown run that put six points on the board for the away team.

Exeter's Eric Capello, brought the ball back to Corcoran's 35 yard line on the kick-off return. His run started an offensive drive that ended in Capello's own 11-yard touchdown run under a minute later.

Capello totaled 48 yards on the return and 11 yards rushing for the game.

The second quarter was all Mayabb. The transfer quarterback made four touchdown passes, three of which landed in the hands of Chris Parker.

The first touchdown of the quarter came by way of a 32-yard touchdown pass to the right corner of the endzone where Parker beat his cover.

Mayabb and Parker stuck with the play for a 15-yard pass and again on a 27-yard touchdown pass. Paker totaled 74 yards on three receptions for the game.

At the end of the half, the Monarchs made their way deep into Panther territory where Mayabb was able to connect with Vincent Pascoe on a 5-yard touchdown pass to outscore the panthers 27-0 in the second. quarter.

The third quarter looked like the same game as scored again on when Pascoe completed another 10-yard run into the endzone.

Corcoran followed it up with two more touchdowns in an attempt to stay in the game.

Corcoran's Josue Gonzalez made his second touchdown of the game in the middle of the quarter when he forced his way through the Monarch defense for a two-yard touchdown run.

With 10 seconds left in the third, Corcoran's back up quarterback, Jeremy Mooresent a 21 yard pass to Adam Coronado for the Panthers final touchdown of the night.

In the final quarter of the game, Exeter's Denno Daly ran in the ball eight yards for the Monarchs' last touchdown, bring the final score to 56-20.

Lindsay 31, Coalinga 34

On the road, the Cardinals suffered their first league loss, a 13-34 defeat to the Coalinga Horned Toads. The league opener drops the Cardinals overall record to 1-3 to put them in fourth place among East Sequoia League teams, tied with Dinuba.

The Cardinals took the lead in the first quarter, after John Salas made a four-yard run for a touchdown. The Cardinals held the Toads scoreless in and ended the quarter ahead 7-0.

But Coalinga inched ahead in the second quarter. The Toads scored a touchdown on a Todd Clay one-yard run that was capped with a pass from quarterback Kellen Earls to Alez Ortiz for the two-point conversion.

Lindsay answered back with a three-yard touchdown run from Salas. The pass failed on the two-point conversion and the Cardinals regained the lead to end the half at 13-8.

But the Card's ran out of steam in the second half of the game giving up four touchdowns to the Toads.

Coalinga's Earls, made a 10-yard touchdown run to start the third quarter then followed it up with another one-yard run for his second touchown of the half. The Toads Kale Bourdeau made a 19-yard fumble recovery to run in the final touchdown of the quarter to outscore the Cardinals 18-0 and take a 26-13 lead.

Coalinga held the Cardinals scoreless again in the fourth quarter while Calvin Cole ran in the final touchdown of the game to bump the final score up to 34-13.

The Toads outran the Cardinal offense rushing for 202 yards on 38 carries while Lindsay ran for 173. In the passing game, Lindsay's Abel Gamboa completed 12 of 33 attempts for 117 yards while Coalinga's Earls passed for 116 yards.

Woodlake 0, Dinuba 49

After a win over Strathmore two weeks ago, the Tigers suffered their first home game and their first league defeat when they faced Dinuba on Friday, Sept. 30.

The Emperors served up a relentless game on both sides of the ball to shut out the Tigers 49-0.

Dinuba's quarterback passed for 188 yards against the Tigers and ran for an amazing 227 yards.

Woodlake's Ryan Baker was held to just 16 yards on four passing attempts as the Tigers quarterback. He threw two interceptions. Daniel Tiller was the Tigers' top receiver with 14 yards. Souk Stevens mustered 11 yards while Thomas Navarro had seven.

Their running game didn't offer much relief for the Tigers as they totaled 33 rushing yards.

Tiller had 14 rushing yards while Stevens had just seven.

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