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Legacy racks up rushing yards in defeat of Durango

high school football media day 2015

Christopher DeVargas

Legacy High football players Derriyon Shaw, Tanoa Alapati, AJ Sotelo, and Caden Sink before the 2015 Season.

With the way Legacy’s schedule worked out this year, the Longhorns receive a bye week to prepare for powerhouse Bishop Gorman.

It turned out, they basically received two bye weeks, as the Longhorns sat their starters for most of their 42-0 stampede over Durango Friday night.

Tiger Geeslin only carried the ball 10 times but racked up 144 yards and two touchdowns for Legacy — then sat most of the game.

Backup running back Justin Whitehead ran for 70 yards and a touchdown, and third-string back Sam Turner ran for 152 yards and two touchdowns on only eight carries, as Legacy amassed a 28-0 halftime lead and cruised to victory.

In total, the Longhorns ran for 389 yards.

The loss drops Durango to 0-6 and extends its losing streak to 13 games dating back to Sept. 12, 2014.

Legacy’s usual starting quarterback Tanoa Alapati sat the entire game, and backup Zakk Martin played every offensive snap.

The easy win sets up a rest week before they host Bishop Gorman on Oct. 16 — almost exactly a year from the Gaels’ 70-13 win over Legacy last season.

“I preach two things against Gorman,” Legacy coach John Isola said. “One is we will not fear them, and two is let’s have fun.”

Jesse Granger can be reached at 702-259-8814 or [email protected]. Follow Jesse on Twitter at

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