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Sierra Vista shocks Basic with lopsided win


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.

Fri, Sep 1, 2017 (11:26 p.m.)

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Las Vegas Sun's Ray Brewer and Case Keefer toast all the area teams who defeated out of state competition in week 1, and look forward to an almost-as-loaded week 2 schedule.

Sierra Vista may have notched one of the biggest wins in school history Friday night.

The Mountain Lions stunned visiting Basic, the Sun’s fifth-ranked team, 46-20 behind an extremely efficient offensive performance.

“We’re really happy because they’re such a strong program, and consistently really good,” Sierra Vista coach John Foss said. “We were able to clean up on turnovers from last week and get back to who we wanted to be.”

Sierra Vista trailed at halftime after a back-and-forth first half, but couldn’t be stopped in the second half. Junior running back Bryan LaGrange scored two rushing touchdowns, with teammates Frank Hines, Aaron Kahaleauki, Talease Gaoteote, Amir Tarkenton and Isaiah Zavala also finding the end zone.

Senior quarterback Trevor Gentner threw for multiple touchdowns in one of the biggest upsets of the early high school football season.

“Our defense had a couple really nice stands, too,” Foss said. “We were able to stay physical and keep their offense off the field.”

Case Keefer can be reached at 702-948-2790 or [email protected]. Follow Case on Twitter at twitter.com/casekeefer.

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