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High School Football:

Isaiah Morris ‘carried’ Desert Pines to victory over Clark

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

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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer gloat over local high school football teams' big out of state weekend before getting sophomoric and starting some trouble with discussions on Bishop Gorman, Centennial, Desert Pines and more.

A week after one sophomore guided Desert Pines to its first victory of the season, another showed the Jaguars the way to their second.

Sophomore running back and defensive back Isaiah Morris returned both a kickoff and an interception to the end zone, while also scoring a rushing touchdown in a 42-40 win over Clark.

“He basically carried us on his back,” Desert Pines coach Tico Rodriguez said.

The Chargers scored with two minutes left and had a chance to tie the game at 42 but missed their two-point conversion. Still alive, Clark forced Desert Pines into a three-and-out on the ensuing possession.

The Chargers got the ball back, but Morris snagged his second interception to end the game.

“It wasn’t the best performance by us,” Rodriguez said. “Clark played exceptional. Those kids showed they had a lot of heart, but we need to be better.”

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