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December 19, 2018

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Desert Pines beats Bishop Manogue in Reno

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Christopher DeVargas

Members of the Desert Pines 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, top row, Gabriel Lopez, Darnell Washington, Dejon Pratt. Bottom row, Tye Moore and Devin McGee

Desert Pines sent a message to the rest of Nevada that they belong in the 4A classification with a 33-20 win over Bishop Manogue Friday night in Reno.

Devin McGee ran for three touchdowns and Cam Wiley ran for 150 yards and a score as the Jaguars dominated the ground game.

“The kids played very, very hard against a well-coached and disciplined team,” Desert Pines assistant coach David Hill said. “We played a very good game on offense and defense, really keeping a good tailback in check for the most part.”

Defensive back Tye Moore intercepted Bishop Manogue twice, including one that he ran back for a touchdown.

The Jaguars struggled to a ho-hum 12-6 win over Durango in their opening game of the season, but clearly worked some of the kinks out before their trip up north.

“We didn’t have a scrimmage this season, so our first game we were rusty,” Hill said.

Bishop Manogue is expected to be one of the best 4A teams in the north and already has a 50-7 win over Reed High School this year, so it’s a nice early-season measuring stick for the Jaguars.

“We are on a mission to earn respect in the city and we had key players back, which made a difference,” Hill said. “We played like a family and cut down on the penalties.”

Desert Pines faces Sierra Vista next Friday before a big showdown with Liberty on Sept. 21.

Jesse Granger can be reached at 702-259-8814 or [email protected]. Follow Jesse on Twitter at twitter.com/JesseGranger_.