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Jordan Ireland rushes for more than 200 yards as Legacy beats Basic 28-21

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Gorman, Palo Verde flex muscles; we need a 3A league

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Las Vegas Sun reporters Case Keefer and Ray Brewer talk about finding more competitive games for several struggling programs in the 4A classification — like in the 3A. Oh, Gorman and Palo are still the cream of the crop.

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Legacy (3-3) continued its impressive turnaround Friday night with a 28-21 victory over visiting Basic (4-3).

After starting the year 0-2, the Longhorns have won three of their last four to put themselves in the race for a playoff spot in the Northwest Division.

“We’re getting better,” Legacy coach Dave Snyder said. “We need to do a little better getting a pass rush and staying in our zones on defense, but we play in a division that is all rushing, so it’s tough to adjust.”

Basic quarterback Eddie Vega did create problems for Legacy and had more than 200 yards through the air. But Snyder said the Longhorns defense made stops when they had to.

Legacy jumped out to a quick 20-7 lead behind running back Jordan Ireland, who finished with 221 yards and three touchdowns. Basic got within a touchdown before Legacy quarterback Jordan Pinkney threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to Alonzo Fuller with a few minutes to play.

“Our offense stopped for a while, but our defense didn’t,” Snyder said. “They played well all night.”

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