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Legacy relies on defense, running game to move past Mojave

2016 High School Football

Christopher DeVargas

Members of the Legacy 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, Jamal Britt, A.J. Culpepper, and Marcellus McCoy.

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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.

Legacy’s Sam Turner ran for 121 yards and one touchdown to lift the Longhorns over rival Mojave 22-6 Friday night.

Legacy and Mojave are separated by only a six-minute drive down North Fifth Street, so the date was circled on both teams’ calendars for months.

“Ever since this has been on the schedule, there has been nothing but talk between the kids,” Legacy coach John Isola said. “The kids know each other. It’s not official but it’s a rivalry. It always has been.”

The Longhorns’ defense shut the Rattlers out for three quarters, holding Mojave to less than 100 yards of offense.

“Our defense plays lights out,” Isola said. “We stomped them. I think they might have gotten three first downs.”

Legacy’s lead was only 8-0 at halftime because of a slew of penalties that halted drives.

Quarterback Roberto Venezuela ran for 50 yards and a pair of rushing touchdowns to lead the Longhorns to a victory in the second half.

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