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Kurtis Brooks rushes for more than 250 yards as Desert Oasis wins rivalry game

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Desert Oasis football players Devin Fortenberry, Jamil Mitchell, Drake Leifried and Mason Leifried Thursday, July 26, 2012.

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Desert Oasis’ 33-26 victory over Sierra Vista Friday night could fall under the misleading scores category.

The Diamondbacks led 33-6 late in the third quarter before the Mountain Lions mounted a comeback that was too little, too late.

“They never quit,” Desert Oasis coach Scott Staudinger said of Sierra Vista. “They are a feisty team. They scored and got an onside kick late. Thankfully, we recovered the last onside kick.”

Kurtis Brooks rushed for three first-half touchdowns to put Desert Oasis in control. The senior rushed for more than 250 yards in the Diamondbacks' first win of the season.

Devin Fortenberry was the other force that moved the offense, as he both caught and ran for a touchdown. All of the Mountain Lions' scores came through the air, but the Diamondbacks were able to run off the clock after grabbing the final onside kick attempt.

“The effort was really good, they played hard for three quarters,” Staudinger said. “We just had trouble finishing out. We need to get better at that, but I’m happy with the effort.”

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

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