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Foothill prevails in shootout to open Southeast league play against Del Sol

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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer dish on all things Las Vegas high school football again this week. Among the debates, other than the usual picks segment, are whether it's acceptable for an NFL player to introduce his high school alma mater instead of his college.

Foothill’s desire to start its divisional season with a victory came down to a fourth-and-8 play from the 50-yard line with a minute remaining against Del Sol.

In the biggest moment of the Falcons' season so far, junior quarterback Drew Doxtator delivered. Doxtator found Ian Ellis for a 40-yard completion that set up a winning touchdown run a few plays later.

Foothill 51, Del Sol 47.

“We knew we had to get the first down,” Foothill coach Marty Redmond said. “Drew got a little extra time. He was able to step up into the pocket and make a good throw.”

The touchdown came from Rickey Dixon, who assaulted the Dragons with his feet all night. Dixon scored two touchdowns on screen passes before rushing in the decisive score.

Foothill led by as many as 18 points, but Del Sol — known as a run-first team — roared back with a surprisingly lethal passing attack. Aside from an interception by Foothill sophomore Corey Fisher, Del Sol moved the ball through the air at will for key stretches of the game.

Fisher stepped up for the Falcons in the first varsity game of his career. He was brought up to not only start on defense, but also take over kicking duties.

Fisher converted on all but one of his extra-point attempts and made an additional field goal.

“Del Sol fought hard and we expected that,” Redmond said. “They always play us tough.”

Case Keefer can be reached at 948-2790 or case.keefer@lasvegassun.com. Follow Case on Twitter at twitter.com/casekeefer.

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