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October 20, 2019

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Canyon Springs beats Mojave, still atop Northeast League

LVSUN HSFB Media Day 2018

Christopher DeVargas

Members of the Canyon Springs High football team pose for a photo at the Las Vegas Sun’s high school football media day Tuesday July 31, 2018 at the Red Rock Resort and Casino. They include, from left, Keyvon Lakes, Jayvion Pugh, Torian Hammond, Aijalon Davis, Anasan Fields and Donovan Wolfe.

Canyon Springs had a 23-point halftime lead tonight against host Mojave High and appeared to be headed for a comfortable victory. Then, Mojave cut the lead to just eight points.

Canyon Springs eventually prevailed 44-28 in a game coach Gus McNair labeled as “very sloppy.”

Quarterback Xavier DeLong passed for three touchdowns and rushed for another against his former team, including a pair of scoring strikes to Shakureon Dukes in the game’s initial five minutes. Javeion Davison also had a rushing touchdown.

“We had a great first half,” McNair said.

Gianni Blackwell and Martin Blake added touchdown runs for the Pioneers, who improved to 3-0 in the Northeast League.

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