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UNLV recruiting target Devonte Boyd unstoppable in Basic win

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Devonte Boyd of Basic catches a pass during the Henderson Bowl against Green Valley at Basic High School in Henderson on Friday, September 28, 2012.

Basic's Antraye Johnson and Devonte Boyd

Basic High School's Antraye Johnson, left, and Devonte Boyd pose for a photo during practice at the school in Henderson Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. Launch slideshow »
Prep Sports Now

Thoughts on realignment, Centennial's challenge and Green Valley's latest romp

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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer touch on every high school football team in the valley and more on this week's episode. The topics, rants and disagreements are at an all-time high, so brace your ears and get ready to take sides.

The Basic High football team remained undefeated in Southeast League games Thursday night with a 44-21 win against visiting Del Sol.

UNLV recruiting target Devonte Boyd had nearly 200 receiving yards and two touchdowns, and returned a punt about 45 yards for another score, in helping the Wolves improve to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in the Southeast.

Antraye Johnson had touchdown runs of 13 and 18 yards in the first half to give Basic a 17-7 halftime lead. Boyd was also a standout defensively, recording two first-half interceptions in helping the Wolves lead from start to finish.

“They are big-time talents. They make my life a little easier,” Basic coach Jeff Cahill said of the duo of Johnson and Boyd.

Boyd’s best catch arguably came in the fourth quarter when he hauled in a 38-yard touchdown pass from Jaylen Rose for a 37-14 lead with 8:44 to play. On the play, like he has done so many times in his three-year varsity career, Boyd soared above a defender to win a jump ball near the end zone. In addition to UNLV, Boyd also has scholarship offers from Utah State and Duke.

Jon Scoffield finished the scoring for Basic with a 47-yard touchdown run.

Next week, Basic hosts defending Southeast champion Liberty in a game that should decide the league title. Liberty has won its last 18 league games.

“They are tough,” Cahill said of Liberty. “You know what’s coming at your when you face Liberty. You have to be physical and hard-nosed (like them).”

Del Sol (1-6 overall) stayed close early thanks to a 39-yard touchdown reception from Romance Oliver to trim Basic’s lead to 9-7 with 7:02 to play in the first half.

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

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