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October 18, 2019

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Silverado off to hot start with shutout over Mojave

2016 High School Football

Christopher DeVargas

Members of the Silverado High football team pose for a photo at the Las Vegas Sun’s high school football media day July 20, 2016 at the South Point. They include, from left, Ryan Scoggins, Franco Rodriguez, and Cody Marr.

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The Silverado Skyhawks started the 2016 season on the right foot with a dominant 21-0 win over the Mojave Rattlers Friday night.

Keikiokalani Misipeka carried the Skyhawks on offense, running for 66 yards on 23 carries.

“He had a great game,” said Skyhawks coach Randall Cunningham. “He carried the offense. They tried to shut him down early but he came out and made plays in the second half and helped us win.”

Quarterback Christian Baltodano started off the scoring in the second quarter when he found Tyreese Newsome for a 34-yard score.

Silverado salted the game away with the running game in the second half, with rushing touchdowns by C.J. Liana and Baltodano.

“The linemen made some mistakes early, but from the second quarter on they just rolled people over,” Cunningham said. “They love competing together.”

The line was headed by Bishop Gorman transfer Ryan Scoggins, who made his Skyhawks debut.

“Scoggins did well,” Cunningham said. “He was blowing people off the ball and pancaking people.”

The Skyhawks defense held Mojave to only 40 yards of total offense.

Cunningham was pleased with a shutout to open the season and said it gives the team confidence heading into the rest of the season.

“It really does (give us confidence) because they had the ball down tight near the goal line and almost scored but our defense just stood up,” Cunningham said.

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