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Legacy cruises to victory as Washington gashes Cimarron defense

Las Vegas Sun HS Football Media Day 2017

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Members of the Legacy High School football team, from left, Amere Foster, Terrence Smith and Roberto Valenzuela 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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Aubrey Washington ran roughshod over the Spartans' defense to lead Legacy to a 35-0 shutout win over Cimarron-Memorial Friday night.

Washington finished the game with 200 yards and four touchdowns on only 10 carries — averaging 20 yards per carry and scoring every five touches.

“He’s got such patience and he’s tearing it up lately,” Legacy coach John Isola said. “He’s been as effective as anybody in town this year. He’s always getting positive yards. I’m so proud of him.”

Longhorns’ quarterback Roberto Valenzuela completed 5-of-10 passes for 104 yards and a touchdown in the win. His leading target was Davick Clark, who caught three passes for 99 yards and a touchdown.

It was Legacy’s first shutout win since Oct. 2, 2015.

“I think we are kind of under the radar with how well our defense has actually played,” Isola said. “Especially with it being senior night, getting a shutout was great.”

With a 5-3 record, the Longhorns have secured themselves in the postseason, but that’s not the end goal.

“The ceiling for us isn’t making the playoffs,” Isola said. “We want to win the next three or four games. It started with Cimarron, but winning is a habit and so is losing. Winning is such a remedy for so many things because the kids start believing in themselves.”

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