With their cross-town rival on the other sideline and having a playoff berth on the line, the Frenship Tigers played a near-flawless first half of football, scoring on each of their first five possessions, en route to a 44-17 victory against Coronado Friday at Lowrey Field.
Frenship wasted little time taking control of the game Friday. The Tigers took the opening kickoff and marched 75 yards in three plays for their first score. Tresten Kennard hit Alfonso Aguilar for a 22-yard touchdown pass to give the Tigers a 7-0 lead.
FHS added a 32-yard field goal by Jared Hallman and a Kennard one-yard touchdown run to open up a 17-0 lead after the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Kennard connected with brother Braden Kennard for a 14-yard touchdown pass and then found Jordan Mannon on an 80-yard pass for six. Frenship led 30-7 at the halftime break. Kennard now has 17 touchdown passes with no interceptions on the season.
Ronald Awatt, who rushed for a career high 234 yards, scored on a two-yard run in the third quarter. Zae Johnson added a 48-yard TD scamper in the fourth to close out the Tiger scoring. Frenship finished with 549 yards of total offense.
The win versus Coronado secures a playoff spot for Frenship (6-2, 2-1) and gives the Tigers a chance to clinch a share of the District 2-6A title this week in the regular season finale versus Amarillo High. It’s senior night Friday at Peoples Bank Stadium with kickoff scheduled for 7:30.
FRENSHIP 44, CORONADO 17
Frenship 17 13 7 7 — 44
Coronado 0 7 3 7 — 17
FHS – Alfonso Aguilar 22 pass from Tresten Kennard (Jared Hallman kick)
FHS – Hallman 32 FG
FHS – Kennard 1 run (Hallman kick)
FHS – Braden Kennard 14 pass from Kennard (no good)
CHS – Kaleb Washington 68 pass from Qua Gray (Conner Dean kick)
FHS – Jordan Mannon 80 pass from Kennard (Hallman kick)
FHS – Ronald Awatt 2 run (Hallman kick)
CHS – Dean 25 FG
FHS – Zae Johnson 48 run (Hallman kick)
CHS – Noah Sifrit 11 pass from Gray (Dean kick)
*pictures provided by Curry Photography