Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 | 11:17 p.m.
Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer take a look around the Las Vegas high school football scene. They give their picks for the upcoming week and discuss the merits of eating orange wedges on long gameday road trips.
Legacy was able to hold off a pesky effort from Moapa Valley en route to a 33-30 victory Thursday night.
The Longhorns led by 10 in the fourth quarter before the Pirates cut the margin to a field goal. Moapa Valley couldn’t capitalize any further, and Legacy escaped to snap a two-game losing streak.
Senior running back D’Andre Hughes rushed for at least 100 yards and inched close to the 1,000-yard mark for the season.
“He’s been our guy all season,” Legacy coach Dave Snyder said. “He’s our leading rusher, and he’s been big in our three wins.”
Hughes shared the spotlight with fellow senior Jordan Ireland against Moapa Valley. Ireland took the first play from scrimmage 89 yards for a touchdown.
It gave Legacy a 7-0 lead, but it didn’t hold for very long. Moapa Valley scored shortly after to go up 8-7.
But every time Moapa Valley roared back, Legacy had an answer. Snyder couldn’t have asked for a much better effort against one of the area’s top teams.
“They had some pretty good drives,” Snyder said of Moapa Valley. “They executed well. They are a very good team offensively.”