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Leon Hayes helps Desert Pines overcome mistakes to beat Chaparral

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It was just one of those games.

That’s how Desert Pines coach Paul Bennett summed up his team’s 33-15 victory against Chaparral. The Jaguars weren’t outstanding, but they played well enough to pick up a win on the road.

“We made mistakes,” Bennett said. “But fortunately, we were able to hold on”

Desert Pines let its running game lead the way with a surprising star.

Sophomore Leon Hayes, who did not record a carry in last week’s game, wound up with 119 yards and a touchdown.

In total, Desert Pines rushed for 320 yards.

“That was the game plan, to get the ground game going and do some play action,” Bennett said. “That’s what we saw on the scouting report.”

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