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Sierra Vista earns hard-fought victory at Clark

2016 High School Football

Christopher DeVargas

Members of the Sierra Vista 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, Lopaka Kolone, Chevy Eliu, and Damaen Bentley.

Sierra Vista hasn’t yet trailed in starting the season with four consecutive victories.

The Mountain Lions came their closest to facing a deficit Friday in a defensive struggle at Clark before ultimately grinding out a 17-6 victory. The score was 7-6 after two early scores from both teams before points became scarce.

“It was a punt-athon after that,” Sierra Vista coach John Foss said. “I can’t say enough about Trevor Gentner, our punter, who kept us in good position all night.”

Genter also knocked through a field goal to increase Sierra Vista’s lead before its final touchdown came late in the fourth quarter after recovering a fumble deep inside Clark territory. The Mountain Lions were paced as usual by sophomore running back Bryan LaGrange, who broke loose for a touchdown rush on their opening drive.

The Chargers answered immediately but couldn’t solve the Mountain Lions’ defense — led by linebackers Shane Alcantara, Lopaka Kolone and Chevy Eliu — for the rest of the night. Sierra Vista is officially off to the best start in school history.

“We’re really excited,” Foss said. “I think the whole school is excited and we hope we can keep moving it in the right direction.”

Case Keefer can be reached at 702-948-2790 or [email protected]. Follow Case on Twitter at

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