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May 25, 2019

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high school football:

Bonanza stays undefeated with win at Durango

Prep Sports Now

Big games in Henderson this week

Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer are back for another high school football discussion. They look at all the matchups this week and spend extra time on the Southeast, which begins league play this week.

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The Bonanza football team is more than a feel-good underdog story this season. The Bengals are a legitimate threat.

They proved as much Friday night by beating Durango 38-29 on the road to improve to 4-0.

“We’ve got great leadership and we never quit,” Bonanza coach Shawn Dupris said. “This is the best job a team has done finishing in the five years I've been at Bonanza. They just keep coming.”

Bonanza led for most of the game but fell behind momentarily in the third quarter. It was no problem for the Bengals as they quickly mounted a drive to answer.

They’ve now used a second-half comeback to win three of their four games. Sophomore sensation Jayveon Taylor rushed for a couple touchdowns and junior kicker Austin Rowe booted a 47-yard field goal through the uprights.

The Bengals defense, led by Curtis Montenegro and Jeff Dore, forced multiple turnovers that could have made the difference.

“The defense played really well as a whole,” Dupris said. “They came out swinging and kept at it.”

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

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