Silverado defeats Coronado 57-17

Skyhawks compete in 4A State Championship Monday


Rico Dunn

Silverado’s 2022-23 Varsity Football team

Anthony Zhgenti, Staff Writer

The Silverado Varsity Football team is on an 11-0 run in the season after beating Coronado 57-17  on Nov. 11.  The Skyhawks are on track to go for a perfect season this year, following the championship last year in the 4A division. On Monday Nov. 21, the team will compete for the 4A championship against Shadow Ridge at Allegiant Stadium at 7 p.m.

Quarterback Senior Brandon Tunnell played very well against Coronado with a 40% completion rate with 182 passing yards for the game. He had a 59% completion rate for the season.

Senior Caden Harris, the Skyhawks’ running back, had 220 rushing yards with a total of 2 touchdowns, a key player in the offensive triumph against Coronado. Senior Donavyn Pellot also played a big part in the game, having 85 rushing yards and 75 receiving yards with 5 touchdowns to seal the deal.

The offensive line as well as the defense had a substantial role in the game, with Senior Chris Federico having seven tackles and one sack for the game. Two big assets to the well-functioning team, Jayland Mcglothen and Jacob Kilber, combined for nine tackles.

Silverado looks to be in champion shape right now, and when discussing the team’s assets this year, Pellot said it was “definitely our chemistry.”

“We are really a family, and we work well together to communicate,” Pellot explained.

While the team has experienced a stellar season, there is always room for improvement.

“One thing we do need to work on is consistent on field communication,” Pellot said. “We had a couple mistakes made on defense last week which could have been fixed by simple communication.”

Now the question is, will the Skyhawks keep their perfect record and win a back-to-back championship? Attend Monday’s game to find out. Student tickets are $7, adults $14. You can buy tickets here: