Las Vegas Sun

May 25, 2019

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high school football:

Rancho beats Chaparral for second straight victory

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Gorman's national contest precedes Saturday slate

Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Case Keefer and Ray Brewer go across the valley and break down the upcoming week of high school. They give their picks on every game and spend extra time debating Del Sol vs. Liberty and Servite (Calif.) vs. Bishop Gorman.

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Rancho is getting healthy and improving.

After starting the season with three disappointing losses, the Rams have now won two straight. Rancho defeated Chaparral on Saturday 44-12.

“We really have no choice but to get it going now,” Rancho coach Elvin Dick said. “We’re in the meat of our schedule.”

Rancho’s next three opponents are the top teams in its Northeast Division — Canyon Springs, Las Vegas High and Desert Pines. The Rams showed some reasons why those squads shouldn’t sleep on them against the Cowboys.

Senior running back Cody Hafen racked up yards on the ground, while senior quarterback William Gosse-Gardett moved the offense well through the air.

Both Hafen and Gosse-Gardett were responsible for multiple touchdowns.

Dick was also happy with the defensive effort, which could get better soon with the return of a few players, including senior linebacker Melvin Robinson.

“We made some plays,” Dick said. “We had a lot of penalties but in the second half, we really took over.”

Case Keefer can be reached at 948-2790 or [email protected]. Follow Case on Twitter at

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