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August 18, 2019

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Big plays power Shadow Ridge past Eldorado

Las Vegas Sun's HS Football Top 10

Christopher DeVargas

Members of the Shadow Ridge 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, Trevor Sablan, Aubrey Nellems, and Kaejin Smith-Bejgrowicz.

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Week 1 ruled

Las Vegas Sun sports editors Ray Brewer and Case Keefer recap a particularly memorable week 1 in Las Vegas high school football that included Bishop Gorman obliterated a Texas power and two games between top five teams that came down to the final minute.

Shadow Ridge gashed Eldorado for more than 350 rushing yards in its 51-0 win Friday night to open the season.

Senior running back Malik Lindsey led the Mustangs with 123 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

Elisha Young went off for 121 yards and a touchdown on only four carries — a whopping 30 yards per rush.

“There were a lot of big plays on the ground,” Shadow Ridge coach Travis Foster said. “It’s great to come out with a win.”

Shadow Ridge held Eldorado to less than 20 yards rushing and intercepted quarterback Jaime Rangel.

“They played with 11 hats going to the ball,” Foster said. “Great team defense with a lot of kids running around making tackles.”

The Mustangs raced out to a 31-0 lead at halftime and never looked back.

Aubrey Nellems took the second-half opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown, putting the icing on the cake for Shadow Ridge’s first opening-night win since 2010.

“Moving forward, this is the first time Shadow has been 1-0 in a long time,” Foster said. “It’s great for our kids to feel like they're doing something that hasn’t been done, and gives them momentum.”

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