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September 23, 2021

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Las Vegas allows six passing touchdowns, 475 yards to BYU-committed quarterback

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The tough Southeast Division

Las Vegas Sun reporters Case Keefer and Ray Brewer break down high school football's tough Southeast Division. Five of the league's seven teams are part of the Sun's top-10 rankings.

Cameron Rogers scored on an 89-yard touchdown reception for the Las Vegas High football team Saturday in the first quarter against Utah’s Mountain Crest High.

However, that would be the lone points the Wildcats would score in a 51-7 defeat.

It was the second straight week Las Vegas traveled to Utah for a game, but coach Chris Faircloth said that wasn’t a factor.

“There are no excuses. We got beat,” Faircloth said. “We were prepared — we thought.”

Mountain Crest quarterback Alex Kuresa, a BYU-commit, completed 31-of-37 passes for 475 yards and six touchdowns.

“Their quarterback was real hot. He definitely lived up to the billing,” Faircloth said. “We had never seen anything like that.”

Las Vegas (2-1) opens Northeast Division play next week. The defending league champions are again expected to be the Northeast’s top team.

It just didn’t appear that way against Mountain Crest.

“We moved the ball some, but we had trouble sustaining things,” Faircloth said. “We’d pickup a few first downs, then punt.”

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