Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun
Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 | 11:59 p.m.
If football ripped off baseball and adopted its own version of the cycle, Sierra Vista senior Maliek Broady might accomplish it.
He had to come close to the imaginary feat in a season-opening 57-24 victory over Sunrise Mountain Friday night. Broady scored a rushing touchdown, a receiving touchdown and returned an interception for a touchdown against the Miners.
“He’s going to be a good two-way player for us all season,” Sierra Vista coach John Foss said. “He catches well and runs well, too.”
The Mountain Lions had no jitters in their Division 1A debut. They scored the game’s first four touchdowns to pull away before halftime.
In addition to Broady, Randal Grimes also had a rushing touchdown to go with an interception. Other players who found the end zone included Andrew Peterson, Daniel Godfrey and Oscar Aliaga.
“We tried to spread it around a bit,” Foss said. “We had a few kids who ran well and the line blocked well for them all night.”