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Silverado racks up rushing yards, remains unbeaten

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.

If there’s one certainty through four weeks of high school football in the valley it’s that the Silverado Skyhawks can run the ball on anyone.

Keikiokalani Misipeka ran for 133 yards and three touchdowns in Friday night’s blowout win over Rancho, and he only needed seven carries to do it.

Silverado ran for 206 total yards on 13 carries — an average of 15.8 yards per rush — in its 48-6 win to move to a perfect 4-0 on the season.

“It feels great,” said Silverado coach Randall Cunningham. “Our whole thing is simple — we don’t care who we play against. Now that our offense and our defense are playing together we are going to be tough.”

Quarterback Christian Baltodano was efficient, completing five passes for three touchdowns — two of which were to Tyreese Newsome-Johnson.

Newsome-Johnson also took an end-around 26 yards for a touchdown.

“Every time he touched the ball he was getting in the end zone,” Cunningham said.

The Skyhawks will put their perfect record on the line when they take a trip to Basic High next Friday.

“We've got to go into their house, and they are a relentless football team with a chip on their shoulder,” Cunningham said. “We have to be precise, clean and crisp to come out with a win.”

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