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September 16, 2021

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Desert Pines returns opening kickoff for touchdown, beats Chaparral 51-7

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Division titles on the line

Las Vegas Sun reporters Case Keefer and Ray Brewer dissect this week's high school football games. It's a competitive slate of contests highlighted by the Southeast and Northeast divisions crowning champions. The boys disagree on their picks. Listen to hear who you agree with.

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Desert Pines racked up nearly 500 yards on the ground in a 51-7 blowout victory against /Chaparral.

Junior Darel Allen-Tucker took the opening kickoff back for a touchdown and the Jaguars held the Cowboys scoreless until late in the fourth quarter.

“It was just one of those games where we looked great,” Desert Pines coach Paul Bennett said. “And we never looked back.”

Leon Hayes and Derrick Shaw both rushed for more than 200 yards. Ri’chard Green complemented the duo at fullback.

The Jaguars were up 45-0 at halftime.

“A lot of kids played well for us tonight,” Bennett said. “It was a great effort.”

The Desert Pines victory sets up a huge clash at Canyon Springs next week. The winner of that game will get the Northeast division’s No. 2 seed and a home game in the playoffs.

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