Las Vegas Sun

April 18, 2019

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Behind at half, Durango storms back to beat Pahrump Valley 49-7

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Las Vegas Sun reporters Ray Brewer and Steve Silver break down last week's lopsided high school football contests and preview this Friday's upcoming games. They also discuss the latest news on the neck injury to Shadow Ridge's Zak Hill.

Durango High’s strong start of the season was nearly washed away in one game.

The Trailblazers, winners of four of their first fives games, trailed host Pahrump Valley by one point at halftime on Friday night before closing the game with 43 unanswered points in a 49-7 victory.

Julio Mora had five touchdowns and more than 200 yards rushing to help Durango avoid becoming the first team to lose to Pahrump in three years.

Durango (5-1) beat Spring Valley last week and have a big non-league game against Cimarron-Memorial next week.

“We all, including the coaches, were probably looking forward to next week and it caught up with us,” Durango coach Gary Maki said.

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