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(WHITTIER) - The upstart Cali Wolfpack of Developmental Football International (DFI) staved off two fourth-quarter challenges to defeat the SoCal Coyotes 26-11 Sunday afternoon at Whittier College.
The win propelled the Wolfpack to 3-0, while snapping the Coyotes 28-game win streak dating back to 2015. It also marked the first time the Coyotes had been scored on since 2016.
The Coyotes (1-1) started nine rookies, and had weaknesses exposed on both sides of the ball. A 10-play, fourth-quarter drive would have cut the Wolfpack's lead to a one-possession game, but a bad snap and ensuing fumble ended the Coyotes hopes. Five times the Coyotes were in scoring position in the red zone and came away with no points, either from turning the ball over or losing possession.
Last week, SoCal lost record-setting quarterback Michael Karls to injury. Ridge Turner of West Alabama went the whole way against the Wolfpack.
The Coyotes return to action this Saturday when they travel to play the California Sharks at John Elway Stadium. Kickoff is 5 p.m.
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