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April 16, 2014

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Legacy earns blowout win over Desert Oasis

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Dominance of Moapa and Gorman; who's No. 2: Liberty or Arbor View?

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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer compare the run Moapa Valley is on in the Division 1-A to the one Bishop Gorman has put together this season in the upper decision. Other familiar arguments arise, including a debate on whether Arbor View should be considered as the second-best team in the state. Give us your thoughts in the comments.

Whoever kept defensive stats for Legacy Friday night likely needed an extra column for senior middle linebacker Jake Martin.

Martin starred in Legacy’s most dominant defensive performance of the year, as the Longhorns shut out Desert Oasis 55-0.

“He stepped up tonight and made quite a few tackles,” Legacy coach Dave Snyder said of Martin. “But more than that, he’s helped out there all season. He’s the leader of the defense.”

Mired in a three-game losing streak, Desert Oasis came out with some offensive looks it hadn’t shown all season. Legacy wasn’t fooled.

After allowing moderately successful drives in the first quarter, Legacy quickly adjusted to Desert Oasis’ new attack. The Longhorns led 21-0 at halftime before recovering an onside kick to start the final 24 minutes.

That’s when things started getting out of hand. Senior running back Charles Julian scored a couple touchdowns for Legacy while senior quarterback Kashawn Richardson also kept the offense moving along.

Legacy has won two in a row, putting it in solid contention for second in the Southwest division, with games against Cimarron-Memorial and Centennial rounding out the regular season.

“We hadn’t played four quarters in a while, but we played four quarters tonight,” Snyder said. “We picked it up.”

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

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