QB Taylor spearheads Buena Park in victory
BUENA PARK – After suffering a humbling defeat last week to Edison, Buena Park responded in what Coach Anthony White labeled a “get up” game.
Zach Taylor threw three touchdown passes as the Coyotes registered a 31-15 nonleague victory Thursday night over Warren of Downey at Buena Park High.
Buena Park scored three touchdowns in the opening quarter to jump a 19-0 lead after 12 minutes of play.
The Coyotes (2-1) took their opening possession and marched 60 yards in six plays to take a 6-0 lead. Elijah Bynum hauled in a screen pass from Taylor and raced in 22 yards for a touchdown.
Buena Park increased its lead to 12-0 when Derrick Corso made a spectacular diving catch in the end zone for a 22-yard scoring pass from Taylor on a fourth-down play.
On the ensuing kickoff the Coyotes recovered a fumble and five plays later Bynum scored on a 2-yard run to give Buena Park a 19-0 lead.
Early in the second quarter Taylor fired his third touchdown pass of the game – a 50 yarder – to Elijah Gates as the Coyotes built a 25-3 halftime lead.
Buena Park outgained Warren, 255-32, in the opening half.
The Bears (1-1) cut the lead to 25-15 after quarterback Jordan Yancy scored on TD runs of 21 and 72 yards in the third quarter, but Corso caught a 20-yard TD pass later in the quarter from Deshaun Harvey to foil the Bears’ comeback bid.
“It’s how you bounce back after a bad game,” White said. “We’re young and we made a lot of mistakes last week so we knew this was a ‘get up’ game for us.”
The Coyotes forced three turnovers in the game.