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Desert Pines thwarts Rancho

2014 High School Football

Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun

From left, Desert Pines High School football players Andre Watts, Natron Auelua-Naki and Jon McCoy July 21, 2014.

In an ideal world, Desert Pines would face a state-championship contender for one final challenge before the playoffs begin in two weeks.

Instead, the Jaguars make due with the schedule given to them by obliterating everything in their path. Desert Pines won its third straight game by at least five touchdowns Friday night, trouncing visiting Rancho 64-7.

“We’re excited with the way we’re playing and ready to go with the playoffs,” Desert Pines coach Tico Rodriguez said.

Sophomores Marckell Grayson and Isaiah Morris could take the Jaguars far in the postseason at their current rate. They combined to account for five touchdowns against Rancho.

Morris finished with 201 rushing yards and two touchdowns on eight carries, while Grayson threw for 198 yards and three touchdowns on seven completions. Andrew Watts, Jon McCoy and Gianni Breland caught his touchdown strikes.

Trevor Nofoa returned a punt 68 yards for a touchdown, while Jordan Diggs had a 44-yard touchdown run.

In the month of October, Desert Pines has outscored its three opponents by a score of 154-19.

Case Keefer can be reached at 702-948-2790 or [email protected]. Follow Case on Twitter at

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