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Shadow Ridge uses five touchdowns from Bakari Smith to snap 11-game losing streak


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Shadow Ridge football players Andrew Kesi, J Henderson and Ryan Johnson Thursday, July 26, 2012.

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Bakari Smith is proving to be difficult for the opposition to contain.

The Shadow Ridge High quarterback accounted for five touchdowns Friday in leading the host Mustangs to a 58-6 victory against Western to snap an 11-game losing streak.

Last week, Smith had a hand in both of Shadow Ridge’s touchdowns. This week, he rushed for 134 yards and three touchdowns on seven carries, and completed 8-of-12 passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns.

“It was nice to get off the (losing skid) and finally get a win, but we still have a lot of work in front of us,” Shadow Ridge coach Frank Tousa said.

Xavier Flores and Ryan Johnson each added scoring runs for the Mustangs, Alex Wise had four catches for 79 yards and two touchdowns, and Deshawn Thompson had a 90-yard punt return for a touchdown.

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