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September 18, 2014

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Legacy posts second straight shutout

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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.

Scoring on the Legacy defense is more difficult than it sounds.

The Longhorns have held opponents scoreless in 11 of the last 12 quarters of play. They’re on a nine-quarter scoreless streak after shutting out old Northwest Division rival Cimarron-Memorial 31-0 in a Southwest league game.

“We may not have as much talent as we’ve had in past years in some ways, but I feel like we’ve got hardworking kids,” Legacy coach Dave Snyder said. “It was just a matter of time before our defense started doing the things we’ve asked them to do.”

Legacy has gone above and beyond what Snyder and his staff expect since the beginning of October. The defense’s strong play reached its highest points against the Spartans, which could only muster 55 yards of offense all night.

The dominance started up front with senior nose guard Johnny Batiste, who disrupted Cimarron’s flow from the start of the game.

“A lot of penetration,” Snyder said of Batiste’s game. “He made a bunch of tackles too, and just stood out for us overall.”

On offense, the Longhorns followed the wheels of 5-foot-3 senior Charles Julian as usual. Julian neared 200 rushing yards and scored a touchdown.

“He runs more like he’s 6-foot-4, 210 pounds,” Snyder said of Julian. “Our quarterback, Kashawn Richardson, does a lot for us too, but our offense does kind of run through him.”

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

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