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October 19, 2019

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high school football:

Sierra Vista locks up sixth straight win by beating Durango

Las Vegas Sun HS Football Media Day 2017

Christopher DeVargas

Members of the Sierra Vista High School football team, from left, Kevin McCray, Jaxson Zibert and Brendan Bentley pose for a portrait at the Las Vegas Sun’s high school football media day August 2, 2017, at the South Point.

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After four straight blowout wins, Sierra Vista was finally put to the test Friday night against Durango.

The Mountain Lions passed, notching a 34-26 win despite falling into an early 12-0 deficit.

“It was kind of nice to be behind and test the grit of our team and put them in that situation,” Sierra Vista coach John Foss said.

Running backs Isaiah Zavala and Bryan LaGrange responded to the adversity, as they each scored twice for Sierra Vista and led a 27-point second quarter that pulled it away from Durango. Kaika Faatiliga had the Mountain Lions’ other touchdown to widen a gap that the Trailblazers could never close.

Although Foss was pleased with Sierra Vista’s resolve, he said they had an overall sloppy performance.

“We need to cut down on our mental mistakes and personal fouls,” Foss said.

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