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Clark shocks Desert Oasis in final seconds for 49-48 win

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Christopher DeVargas

Members of the Clark High School football team are pictured during the Las Vegas Sun’s high school football media day at the Red Rock Resort on July 24, 2019. They include, from left, Chris McCoy, Latroy Howard and My’Quel Johnson.

Thu, Oct 24, 2019 (11:20 p.m.)

Latroy Howard caught a touchdown pass from My’quel Johnson in the final seconds Thursday for the Clark High football team in a 49-48 victory against Desert Oasis.

“Whoever had the ball last was going to win the game,” Clark assistant coach Deumaine Reeder said.

And that was Clark, who got the ball with about 40 seconds to play and trailing by six points at its 35-yard line. Then Johnson and Howard hooked up for a long pass to bring the ball inside the Desert Oasis 10, and the duo connected once against to even the game at 48-all. Abel Ayalew had the extra point for the win, giving Clark a spot in the playoffs in two weeks.

“For the seniors to go out on top, it’s a blessing,” Reeder said.

Ray Brewer can be reached at 702-990-2662 or [email protected]. Follow Ray on Twitter at twitter.com/raybrewer21

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