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May 19, 2019

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Las Vegas has record-setting night in ‘Bone Game’

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Las Vegas High football players (from left) Aaron Zanin-Banks, Randy Ramirez and Eduardo Guardado before the 2013 season.

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The "Bone Game" high school football rivalry between Las Vegas and Rancho highs has a storied tradition dating back to the 1950s.

Tonight, part of the rivalry’s history was rewritten.

Las Vegas set a record for points scored and margin of victory in the rivalry, using four touchdowns from Elias Miller in a 70-6 win at Rancho. It was the Wildcats’ 18th straight win in the series.

Previously, the most points scored was 65 by Las Vegas in 1999; the largest margin of victory was 52 points in two separate games, most recently 2010 by Las Vegas.

“It was a fun night. Everybody got in; everybody got to play,” Las Vegas coach James Thurman said.

Las Vegas (3-1) led 56-0 at halftime, including a touchdown when Miller grabbed a loose ball in the end zone after Jacob Anderson blocked a Rancho punt. Miller also had three rushing scores.

Andrew Moreland had two rushing touchdowns, Justin Taitague returned a punt for a touchdown, and Jacob Littlefield scored on a run. Aaron Zanin-Banks and Ricky Shepherd had receiving touchdowns for the Wildcats.

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