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May 21, 2019

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Cimarron’s Barnson scores 4 TDs in win against Durango

2013 Prep Football

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Cimarron-Memorial High football players before the 2013 season included (top row, from left) Frank Tito and Jeffrey Prince. On the bottom row from left is Michael Barnson and Tim Wooters.

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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer open this week's show by discussing the top-ranked high school football team in the nation, Florida's Booker T. Washington, coming to town Friday to take on Bishop Gorman. They then work their way into other pertinent topics, highlighted by a discussion of the definition of "athlete" and whether Green Valley can match Canyon Springs' "quickness".

The Cimarron-Memorial football team continued its undefeated season today, using 203 yards rushing and four touchdowns from Michael Barnson in a 34-7 victory against Durango in the final game of nonleague play.

The Spartans and Canyon Springs are the lone Division I teams in Las Vegas with undefeated records. Cimarron coach John Parcells credits the success to his team’s defense, which has given up just 26 points in four games.

“The first part of the season is over and we finished 4-0 with that,” Parcells said. “We get into (Southwest) league next week and we know we're in a tough league. Our defense is going to have to keep playing well.”

Barnson carried the ball 23 times, scoring on runs of 5, 1, 1 and 2 yards. His second touchdown came with five seconds remaining in halftime to give the Spartans a 20-7 lead at the break.

Maurice Bennett added a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown for Cimarron, which plays Desert Oasis next week in the league opener.

Ray Brewer can be reached at 990-2662 or [email protected]. Follow Ray on Twitter at

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