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Doxtator-to-Persi connection pays dividends for Foothill in victory

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Foothill High football players, front (left to right) Jake Barefield and Dylan Weasa, and back Drew Doxtator and Bryce Broadwell before the 2013 season.

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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer preview the two biggest games of the week, Desert Pines at Moapa Valley and Green Valley at Canyon Springs. Keefer also takes amusement at Brewer's yearning for the old days before spread offenses overtook the football landscape.

Foothill quarterback Drew Doxtator and wide receiver David Persi displayed fabulous chemistry Thursday.

Doxtator found Persi for five touchdowns, leading the Falcons to a 42-18 victory over Eldorado.

“David is a good enough athlete to finish catches,” Foothill coach Marty Redmond said. “We were a little bit sloppy at times, but we got it going when we needed to.”

Doxtator, a preseason All-City selection, completed 10-of-18 passes for 322 yards. Most of it went to Persi, who caught six passes for 263 yards.

Defensively, the Falcons (5-3, 3-1 Sunrise Southeast) displayed a bend-don’t-break mentality.

Eldorado (1-7, 0-4) quarterback Matthew Van Orden completed 18 for 32 for 313 yards with a pair of touchdowns.

But despite surrendering a large chunk of passing yardage, the Falcons limited the Sun Devils' rushing attack to 23 yards.

“(The defense) played pretty well tonight, and gave away a few touchdowns,” Redmond said. “We’ve done a better job (at improving) on the defensive side of the ball.”

Paul Delos Santos can be reached at 990-2416 or mail to [email protected] Follow Paul on Twitter at twitter.com/pauliedelos

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