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May 19, 2019

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high school football:

Shadow Ridge smashes Rancho in morning game

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Shadow Ridge High football players Jordan Larson and August Forrest (No. 56) hold Mustangs’ linebacker J Henderson during a photo at the Las Vegas Sun.

Dustin Puia threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Shadow Ridge started off a busy day of high school football Saturday with a 47-2 victory over Rancho.

“I think the kids were ready to play after last week,” Shadow Ridge coach Frank Tousa said. “We came out and played hard and got some younger kids experience.”

The Mustangs were up 27-0 midway through the second quarter and added two more touchdowns before the start of the fourth. The running clock, which starts when a team goes up by 45 points, was activated early in the fourth quarter to spare Rancho from further punishment.

Puia completed all three of his passes before Tousa pulled him and the rest of the starters from the game. Three different running backs recorded the Mustangs' other scores.

Tousa came away most pleased with how his team improved after last week’s 25-6 loss to Snow Canyon (Utah).

“We cut down on our penalties and saw solid playing time from our second team,” Tousa said.

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