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South side football works for Coyotes

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Roswell quarterback Michael Ponce (10) fights to score a touchdown for the Coyotes behind the block of Auggie Lucero (70) and the RHS offensive line in the Coyotes 29-7 loss to Belen on Sept. 22, in Belen. (Valencia County News-Bulletin, Kenn Rodriguez Photo)

Penalties, personal fouls, bad tempers and their inability to capitalize, or get off the field on third downs, left Roswell’s football team in a deep hole with 6:38 left in the first half. If not for a touchdown by senior Gabe Najar with 2:17 left in the second quarter, the Coyotes might have been in a bigger hole than trailing 21-13 at halftime against Aztec last week.