ETHAN MARKS, Monarch football -- Marks did most of the dirty work as the Coyotes recorded a 17-14 victory against Denver South to claim the Class 4A state championship. The junior running back rushed for 186 yards on 43 carries while providing a number of key plays for the Coyotes. Marks scored the go-ahead touchdown with a 3-yard plunge with 33 seconds remaining in the first half. Late in the fourth quarter, with Monarch clinging to a three-point lead, Marks converted a fourth-and-one with a 6-yard run that sealed the Coyotes' first football state championship in 10 years.
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