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October 23, 2014

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Gorman transfer Marcus Williams shines in Durango debut

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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Case Keefer and Ray Brewer go across the valley and break down the upcoming week of high school. They give their picks on every game and spend extra time debating Del Sol vs. Liberty and Servite (Calif.) vs. Bishop Gorman.

Marcus Williams had two touchdown runs Saturday in his debut with the Durango High football team, helping the Trailblazers blank host Pahrump Valley, 34-0.

Williams, who transferred from Bishop Gorman midway through last season, had to miss the first five games before becoming eligible. He proved to be the difference Durango was looking for.

“We expect big things from him the rest of the way,” Durango coach Gary Maki said.

Durango (3-3 overall, 3-2 Southwest Division), which has been hindered with injuries at the quarterback position, has played three signal callers this fall after starter Scott Martinez suffered a foot injury in late August.

Hunter Knight will start under center Thursday against Desert Oasis, which is Durango’s most significant remaining regular season game. Durango needs a win to stay in contention to host a home playoff game.

“Hunter is no slouch. He has done a great job backing up for us,” Maki said.

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