Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun
Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 | 8:08 p.m.
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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer try to contain their excitement for the start of the football season enough to get through the first slate of games. They also discuss the two defending state champions, Bishop Gorman and Faith Lutheran.
The Faith Lutheran High football team lost its season opener today 27-0 against two-time defending Idaho state champion Shelley during the Rocky Mountain Rumble at Idaho State.
Shelley, which has just one loss in the past two seasons and returns 12 starters, easily snapped Faith Lutheran’s 12-game winning streak dating to last season.
“We never really got anything going,” Faith Lutheran coach Vernon Fox said.
Shelley led 7-0 after the first quarter and 20-0 at halftime. Faith Lutheran struggled to move the ball consistently, Fox said.
“They kept our defense on the field for a very long time. They had a good game plan,” the coach said.
Mark Rubalcaba had four catches for 37 yards to lead Faith Lutheran, and Alfred Soboyejo rushed 10 times for 64 yards
Last year, Faith Lutheran lost its initial two games of the season but finished on a 12-game winning streak to win the Division I-A state championship. It’s a feat they’d obviously hope to duplicate after again dropping a season-opening game.
“Your mind goes back to being in this place before,” Fox said.
Also in the Rocky Mountain Rumble, Mojave of North Las Vegas beat Idaho’s Skyview, 48-40.