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Cimarron-Memorial narrowly takes down Legacy

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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.

One of the defining moments of Cimarron-Memorial’s season occurred in a 20-14 victory over Legacy on Saturday night.

The Longhorns Steffan Webb broke loose for an 86-yard run early in the game, but the Spartans Marques Price refused to give up on the play. He caught up to Webb at the one-yard line and stripped the ball away for a turnover.

“That was obviously a huge play in the game, since we ended up winning by six,” Cimarron coach John Parcells said.

It was also an embodiment of the attitude Parcells and his staff have preached about all year.

“We coach effort,” Parcells said. “We’re down to 26 healthy guys, so we’ve got to get high effort out of the guys we do have. That’s what you have to do when you don’t have a lot of numbers.”

Although it was a close game against Legacy, Cimarron never trailed. They went up 14-0 in the first half between rushing touchdowns from quarterback Gerard Martinez and running back Demaryae Williams.

Martinez went 5-for-10 for 57 yards through the air. Williams had 32 carries for 164 yards. He scored on carries of 37 and 44 yards.

Legacy also found success on the ground, as it racked up 250 rushing yards.

“We didn’t tackle very effectively,” Parcells said. “We never quit on the one play and that helped, but we’ve got to improve.”

Case Keefer can be reached at 948-2790 or [email protected]. Follow Case on Twitter at twitter.com/casekeefer.

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