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Durango’s rushing attack too much for Spring Valley

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Durango High’s Marcus Williams-Sanders rushed for three touchdowns, and Gene Germaine added a rushing touchdown and an interception return for a defensive score to give the Trailblazers a 42-0 win over Spring Valley Friday night.

Quarterback Brett Neighbors also rushed for a touchdown as Durango improved to 4-3 (2-1 Sunset Northwest).

“It’s not a surprise to anyone that we’re going to try to run the ball,” Durango coach Matt Gerber said. “We were able to do that tonight.”

The Trailblazers were up on the Grizzlies (2-5, 0-3) 14-0 at the half, and Gerber said his team was able to wear down Spring Valley, which eventually led to four second-half scores.

Gerber also praised his defense, adding, “They did a good job at limiting a good quarterback and forcing him into bad situations.”

The Trail Blazers will enjoy their victory until 8 a.m. Saturday, when they begin preparing for their matchup against Palo Verde.

“You have to start early (for a team like Palo Verde),” Gerber said. “We feel good about ourselves right now, but once we look at some film tomorrow (Saturday), we’ll come down to reality.”

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