Clark football rallies to break 13-game losing streak


Christopher DeVargas

Members of the Clark 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, Isaiah Bigby, Marcus Perez and Jared Jenkins.

Thu, Oct 25, 2018 (10:38 p.m.)

The Clark High football team fell behind by two touchdowns early tonight against Desert Oasis and could have easily folded.

That, after all, is what teams with a double-digit losing streak do.

But the Chargers keep fighting and tied the game by halftime. Then in the second half, they pulled away for a 45-30 victory to break a 13-game losing streak.

The first win of 2018 was sure sweet.

“That was way overdue,” Clark coach Ricky Pickens said on the bus ride back, yelling on the phone over his excited players.

“We kept our composure,” the coach continued. “We knew we were one or two plays away here and there.”

Steven Shoats rushed for about 100 yards and three touchdowns for Clark, and My’Quel Johnson passed for three touchdowns.

Isaiah Veal had two scoring receptions, and Jared Jenkins hauled in the third.

Clark has one game left — it's Senior Night against nine-time defending state champion Bishop Gorman.

“It’s a challenge. But it’s a challenge these kids are up for,” Pickens said.

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