Coral Shores running back Lucas Dennis leaps for the touchdown.

The Coral Shores High School football team finished the regular season on a strong note, routing local rival Marathon by a score of 42-6 at Barley Memorial Stadium on Nov. 19. 

The Canes scored 28 points in the first half to take a commanding lead. They didn’t stop there as they scored two more touchdowns in the second half. All players saw time on the field against Marathon as the returning players look to build momentum into next year. 

The Canes, which finished the season 5-3, will lose eight seniors from the team, including running standout Lucas Dennis. Coach Alphonso Bryant said he was blessed that the team was able to play eight games during the pandemic. 

“None of the kids contracted COVID. We were cautious about that the entire time,” Bryant said. 

Junior running back Chris Cooper eclipsed 1,000 yards on the season, and Bryant said he wasn’t surprised by that. “He was really into it this year,” Bryant said. “He came out of the gates swinging.” The Canes will also be returning quarterback Brian Lesko, who will enter his senior season next year.

The Coral Shores football team celebrates its 42-6 win over Marathon at Coral Shores High School.
Coral Shores tight end William Godtel scores a touchdown against Marathon.
Coral Shores running back Chris Cooper runs upfield against the Marathon defense.
Marathon’s No. 30 fumbles the football on a run against Coral

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