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Bakari Smith accounts for six TDs to help Shadow Ridge down Sierra Vista

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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer dish on all things Las Vegas high school football again this week. Among the debates, other than the usual picks segment, are whether it's acceptable for an NFL player to introduce his high school alma mater instead of his college.

The Shadow Ridge High football team broke a double-digit losing streak Friday for the second time this season.

The Mustangs gave up three kickoff returns for a touchdown against host Sierra Vista, but still was able to post a convincing 55-24 victory for technically their first win in breaking a 15-game losing streak.

Shadow Ridge (1-5 overall, 1-1 Northwest) had early-season wins against Western and Legacy erased for using an eligible player, making Friday their first official win.

“It’s our first step toward our goal of getting into the playoffs,” Shadow Ridge coach Frank Tousa said. “But we have a lot of work to do, especially on special teams.”

Bakari Smith rushed 11 times for 184 yards and four touchdowns for Shadow Ridge, and passed for another 104 yards and two touchdowns.

Ryan Johnson had a 71-yard touchdown run for Shadow Ridge, and Chris Goodie (22 yards) and Marquise Evans (51 yards) had touchdown receptions.

Ray Brewer can be reached at 990-2662 or [email protected]. Follow Ray on Twitter at twitter.com/raybrewer21.

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