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Two fourth-quarter touchdowns lift Boulder City past River Valley

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Boulder City High’s Jack LaMarca rushed for 91 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries Friday to lead the Eagles to a 15-5 victory against River Valley (Ariz.) in their home opener.

Boulder City trailed 5-0 entering the fourth quarter but closed with 15 unanswered points to improve its record to 2-1 overall.

LaMarca’s first touchdown was a 25-yard run on a fourth-down-and-6 play with 7:18 left in the game. He followed with a 1-yard scoring run with 1:14 remaining, putting the finishing touches on the victory after Matt Combs carried the ball 28-yards on the previous play.

“It was a matter of taking care of things and executing at the end,” Boulder City coach Alex Kazel said. “The kids came together at the end of the game. The line came together and made some big blocks.”

After giving up 41 points (34 in the first half) against Basic two weeks ago to open the season, Boulder City’s defense has responded by allowing 20 points in the last eight quarters.

The Eagles’ three linebackers are each first-time varsity starters, and Kazel said they are making improvements.

“They are getting better at their job,” he said.

River Valley took a 2-0 lead when it recorded a safety following a bad Boulder City snap into the end zone. River Valley added to the lead before halftime with a field goal.

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