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Desert Pines holds Chap scoreless in second half to grab win

2014 High School Football

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

It was a tale of two halves today for the Desert Pines High football team.

In the first half, the Jags fell behind 21-14 against host Chaparral, failing to equal the Cowboys' intensity during their homecoming game.

But Desert Pines held Chaparral scoreless in the second half, using three touchdown passes from Marckell Grayson in a 34-21 victory.

“We came in during halftime and really challenged the kids,” Desert Pines coach Tico Rodriguez said. “In the second half, they answered. You could see it in their eyes. They were ready to play in the second half.”

Isaiah Morris had a kickoff return of about 70 yards for a touchdown and a long rushing touchdown to pace the offense. Grayson connected twice with Gio Breland for passing touchdowns and once to Trevor Nofoa.

Desert Pines improves to 3-1 on the season. It plays at Boulder City next week.

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