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Canyon Springs wins fifth straight by shutting out Eldorado

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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer are back to talk about high school football leading into this week. They discuss the recent problems with special teams and break down their weekly picks.

Canyon Springs remained undefeated in Northeast Division play by beating visiting Eldorado 50-0 Friday night.

The Pioneers have now won five straight after starting the season 0-2. Canyon Springs coach Hunkie Cooper is starting to see the growth he’s expected all season from his team.

“It’s just like Jell-O,” Cooper said. “You add some water and everything starts to get loose. We’re going to be a really good football team in a couple of weeks.”

The Pioneers have looked plenty impressive recently. Over the last four weeks, they’ve outscored opponents 186-20.

D.J. Pumphrey is the regular star and that was no different against the Sundevils. Pumphrey rushed for more than 150 yards and two touchdowns, despite Cooper resting him for much of the game.

The passing game continues to develop, as Kevion Glenn tossed two touchdowns and threw for more than 100 yards. Senior defensive end Adam Tuala led the defensive charge and helped preserve the shutout along with defensive lineman Rayshawn Henderson, who also rushed for a touchdown.

“This kid is a phenomenal player,” Cooper said of Henderson. “He’s a Tommie Harris-like player on defense and Brandon Jacobs-like on offense, a big bruising runner.”

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

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