Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 | 10:54 p.m.
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Las Vegas Sun reporters Case Keefer and Ray Brewer dissect this week's high school football games. It's a competitive slate of contests highlighted by the Southeast and Northeast divisions crowning champions. The boys disagree on their picks. Listen to hear who you agree with.
Rancho (4-5 overall, 3-3 Northeast) snaps a three-game losing streak and stays alive for the league’s final playoff spot. A win next week against Valley, and an Eldorado loss at perennial league power Las Vegas High, would give Rancho the No. 4 seed from the Northeast.
Cody Hafen and Shamel David each had a pair of touchdowns for the Rams, while junior quarterback William Gosse-Gardet rushed and passed for a score. Gosse-Gardet’s short touchdown run three minutes into the game gave Rancho the advantage for good.
Hafen added to the lead with 5:40 to play in the first quarter. He tackled Eldorado’s punter to force a fumble then returned the fumble about 15 yards for a touchdown.
The lead was too much for Eldorado (4-4) to overcome.
Senior quarterback JaQuorrey Williams accounted for all four of the Sundevils’ touchdowns, including two scoring strikes to sophomore Justin Brown. Williams closed with a 48-yard touchdown run in the game’s final seconds.