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Down by 20 points in first half, Clark rallies to snap three-game losing streak

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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.

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When the Clark High football team fell behind by 20 points Saturday in the first half against visiting Sierra Vista, coach Don Willis was understandably worried about how his players would respond.

Injuries have forced several from Clark’s junior varsity team into action on the varsity ranks, with the Chargers losing by a combined 110-7 the last two weeks against Bishop Gorman and Durango.

But against Sierra Vista, they wouldn’t be denied.

Shane McLin rushed for four touchdowns and nearly 200 yards and the Chargers scored the game’s final 24 points in a 24-20 victory.

“With what had happened the last two weeks against Gorman and Durango, it would have been easy for our kids to stop fighting,” Willis said. “But, bless their hearts they didn’t, and it all worked out.”

Sierra Vista drove the ball inside Clark’s 20-yard line with about three minutes remaining, but turned the ball over on downs. Clark (2-3 Southwest Division) proceeded to pickup a first down and run out the clock to snap a three-game losing skid.

“We got in during halftime and made some adjustments to get some stuff figured out,” Willis said. “We played a lot better in the second half.”

Sierra Vista returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and also scored on its first possession. “We were down 13-0 in the blink of an eye,” Willis said.

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