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Alexander dazzles on Senior Night as Canyon Springs claims No. 1 seed

2014 High School Football

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From left, Canyon Springs High School football players Melvin Johnson, Ezequiel Lopez, Zaviontay Stevenson, Bradley Alexander II and Kajuan Casey July 21, 2014.

Canyon Springs coach Hunkie Cooper knows a thing or two about successful offense.

So when the former UNLV star and Arena Football League Hall of Famer credits one of his players with a perfect performance, his words carry weight. On Thursday night, he pointed to senior quarterback Bradley Alexander II.

“Bradley Alexander was amazing. He didn’t make any mistakes tonight,” Cooper said.

Alexander threw four touchdown passes and added another TD rushing to help Canyon Springs overwhelm visiting Silverado, 56-17. The Pioneers ended the regular season 6-3 overall and 3-1 in the ultra-competitive Division I Northeast, claiming the league’s No. 1 seed.

Canyon Springs will open the Division I Sunrise Region playoffs at home against Southeast No. 4 seed Basic at 7 p.m. Nov. 7.

“Basic is a team we’ve faced many years,” Cooper said. “We’ve got to come out and work; the good thing is we control our destiny. We have to go out and play our kind of football. It’s a good, hard-nosed football game every time we play Basic.”

Alexander threw touchdown passes to four receivers: Sun Preseason All-City honoree Zaviontay Stevenson, Kasey Allison, Kujuan Casey and C.J. Jones Jr.

“Our offensive line played well,” Cooper said. “Silverado has a lot of big bodies. Aside from a couple big plays, the defense was stellar as well.”

Silverado (3-6, 1-3) is the No. 4 seed from the Northeast and will play at Southeast No. 1 seed Coronado at 7 p.m. Nov. 7.

“I’m just proud of the way we played,” Cooper said. “Coming out on Senior Night, there are a lot of distractions. They played for their families, and it was an amazing win for us.”

Tristan Aird can be reached at 702-259-8829 or [email protected]. Follow Tristan on Twitter at twitter.com/tristanaird.

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