Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 | 11:07 p.m.
For the first time in program history, the Legacy High football team left the state of Nevada and returned home with a victory.
The Longhorns played an out-of-state opponent for the first time in four years Friday night in Ridgecrest, Calif., and shut out Burroughs High School 31-0.
“It’s always good to start with a win, especially out of state,” Legacy coach John Isola said. “It’s a long bus ride home from the middle of nowhere, but better after a win.”
Legacy’s stout defense was led by lineman Lee Wilson, who recorded four sacks, and senior linebacker Jordan Goulet.
“On offense, we weren’t perfect tonight; we made a lot of mistakes,” Isola said. “But the defense kept a shutout, which was great.”
Sophomore quarterback Evan Olaes completed 8-of-17 passes for 113 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and Legacy moved the ball on the ground by committee.
Senior back Jerry Martin led the team in yards with 111 and one score, while Amorey Foster ran for 60 yards and scored three total touchdowns.
After the blowout win, the Longhorns return to Las Vegas, where they’ll host Dixie High School of Southern Utah.
“It’s great to start off 1-0 out of the box,” Isola said. “Dixie is a very well coached team. They’re coming down and they’re going to play well, so we need to be ready.”