Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 | 12:49 a.m.
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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer are back with their weekly high school football podcast. This week's episode plays more like a variety show, as the two touch on a number of issues related to last week's gridiron action.
Foothill overcame a 21-point deficit in the second half to win its second in a row in the Battle for Boulder Highway series: Foothill 42, Basic 35.
“There were so many momentum swings in the game,” Foothill coach Marty Redmond said. “I don’t even know where to start. They got bounces in the first half. We got bounces in the second half.”
Foothill scored 21 unanswered points in the final 15 minutes to come out victorious. The winning touchdown came on a 10-yard rush from Brandon Wiltz after a blocked punt by Michael Gamboa.
Basic got the ball back with a little more than two minutes to go and mounted a drive before a turnover ended the Wolves' hopes. They looked golden in the first half as they raced out to a 28-7 halftime lead.
But the Falcons never panicked behind their leader Kyle Keplinger, who scored three touchdowns including a kickoff return when things were looking especially bleak.
Basic lost its quarterback, Eddie Vega, to injury in the second half, which Redmond admitted was another turning point.
“It was a pretty good game,” Redmond said. “It could have gone either way.”
Foothill is assured a spot in the playoffs with the win, while Basic must now beat Del Sol next week to play its way into the postseason.