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Last-second TD lifts Las Vegas past Silverado

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Las Vegas wide receiver Vince Castro checks behind himself for any Rancho per suers on his way to a touchdown during their annual “Bone Game” Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. Las Vegas won 45-0 for their 17th consecutive win in the series.

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Vince Castro’s 15-yard touchdown reception from Trevor Swenson with 13 seconds remaining Friday gave the Las Vegas High football team a 38-35 victory against host Silverado.

The game-winning scoring drive started with 2 minutes, 19 seconds remaining and Las Vegas (5-2 overall, 2-1 Northeast League) trailing by four points.

“The kids believed,” Las Vegas coach James Thurman said. “They never shut down. They believed in themselves and believed in the program. We are happy about that.”

Swenson completed 20-of-27 passes for about 250 yards and three touchdowns, helping Las Vegas rebound after being blown out last week against league-leading Green Valley.

“Any win is a good win right now,” Thurman said.

Castro led the way with two touchdowns, Andrew Moreland and Elias Miller each rushed for a touchdowns, and Joshua Mayfield had more than 100 receiving yards.

The game went back-and-forth all night with multiple lead changes, including Silverado’s Alex Cater rushing for more than 300 yards and five touchdowns.

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

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