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September 23, 2021

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Las Vegas beats Snow Canyon, 49-7

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Previewing another week of gridiron action

Las Vegas Sun reporters Case Keefer and Ray Brewer break down the first week of high school football games and look ahead to this Friday's gridiron action.

The Las Vegas High football team’s 49-7 victory against host Snow Canyon of St. George, Utah, was more than a convincing win.

It could also be a confidence builder for later in the season.

Enjoying success after a four-hour bus ride gives the Wildcats’ players that much more confidence the next time they have to travel to play — like to Reno for the state championship game.

“That was kind of our thought process (with scheduling the game),” Las Vegas coach Chris Faircloth said. “Sometimes you have to go to a hostile place, whether it is the playoffs or whatever the case may be. If we can get better, that could potentially help us out.”

Hassan Henderson passed for 160 yards and two touchdowns for Las Vegas, throwing scores to Marquan Major and Cameron Rogers.

Las Vegas (2-0) also rushed the ball 27 times for 297 yards with Farrell Victor scoring twice on the ground.

Despite the 40-plus point win, Faircloth wasn’t happy with his team’s play. There were too many mistakes and mental errors, he said.

“It was a struggle again,” Faircloth said. “We just did some stupid things. We still have some stuff to figure out. We are leaving too many points on the field. We should have had 65 points today. We aren’t living up to our potential.”

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