Top Row (Left to Right) - David Lemaster, Sebastian Macias, Matthew Solis, Seth Grossman, David Moreno, James Parker, Dom Varela, Juan Pablo Romero, Garrett Slaughter, Drew Little, Jack Niland, Nate Seufert, Brycen Horn, Christian Perez, Justin Arroyo, Andrew Abarca, Edward Seabrook, Ethan Arroyo. Bottom Row (Left to Right)- Emilio Suede, Malcolm Lyn, Pedro Larrios, Taylor Vickers, Carter McFadin, Ryan Uranga, Nate Ramirez, Tommy Barrett.

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Seniors say goodbye to high school football

November 2, 2018

With the final games approaching, the football team prepares to lose their 26 seniors as they play their last home game of the season against Americas High School on Friday, November 2nd, at Quarles Brooks stadium.

Seniors Edward Seabrook, Garrett Slaughter, and Juan Pablo Romero have been on the varsity squad since their sophomore year.

Seabrook does most of his work on the defensive side of the ball at the cornerback position, but has slowly evolved from a defensive player to a 2-way threat, due to him playing wide receiver.                                                                 

“I’ll miss playing alongside my brothers that I’ve been playing with since I was 10. My favorite memories of my 4 years would be celebrating all the wins we got throughout the seasons,” Seabrook said. After Coronado, Seabrook plans to attend a four-year college and get a degree.

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Seabrook hopes to end the season strong and get his team to the playoffs.

Running back Garrett Slaughter has had a pivotal role on the team this season. From being second-string running back just a year ago, Slaughter has become a powerful running back, receiving city-wide media attention all year.

“The most memorable experience I recall would be when I broke the football teams bench record,” Slaughter said. “It means a lot to me to have my name solidified in Coronado history.”

After graduation, Slaughter plans to attend Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. He will pursue a business and pre-law studies degree, and hopes to attend law school somewhere in Texas.

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The senior running back powers through two El Dorado defenders.

In the past two years, kicker Juan Pablo Romero has become one of the best field goal kickers in the city and a reliable source of points. With a field goal long of 49-yards this season, Romero is trusted at almost any range.

“For me, the Eastwood game last year was my most favorite memory. The atmosphere was amazing, and it gave me a lot of confidence moving on. I think the friends that I have made the past 4 years will be my biggest loss,” Romero said. “We have formed a tight brotherhood that I will miss and cherish for many years.”

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Romero hopes to end the season with success and sign to a Division 1 program.

The football players have bonded over the years and learned hard work and determination together.

“I’m going to mostly miss the grind; all of the off season and in-season work that comes with being a part of the football team,” Slaughter said. “The grind is what separates the men from the boys.”

The senior night ceremony will take place before Friday’s game versus Americas.

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