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September 17, 2019

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high school football:

Canyon Springs’ Burton too much for Las Vegas to contain

Las Vegas Sun HS Football Media Day 2017

Christopher DeVargas

Members of the Canyon Springs High School football team, from left, Germaine Carmena, Knylen Miller-Levi, Donavan Wolfe, Diamante Burton, Shaun Greene Jr. and Keyon White pose for a portrait at the Las Vegas Sun’s high school football media day August 2, 2017, at the South Point.

At the beginning of the season, the Canyon Springs-Las Vegas high school football rivalry was billed as the Northeast League championship game.

It didn’t turn out that way. Canyon Springs, again, is the class of the league.

The defending league champion Pioneers received three rushing and two passing touchdowns from senior DiaMante Burton in a 44-14 win against visiting Las Vegas.

“There are still a couple of things we need to fix,” Canyon Springs coach Gus McNair said. “But team-wise they are starting to come together and starting to get it.”

Jayvion Pugh, Kazonte Thomas and Kayjon Edwards each scored for Canyon Springs.

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