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Rickey Dixon scores four times as Foothill beats Desert Oasis

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Foothill football players Andre Gonzalez, Tyler Morris and Joe Wythe Thursday, July 26, 2012.

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Foothill put a disappointing 0-2 start in the past by notching its first victory of the season Friday, beating Desert Oasis 40-31 in its first appearance at home.

“We feel like we’re getting better,” Foothill coach Marty Redmond said. “We played well in certain areas in week one, then played really poor in week two. We did much better tonight.”

Senior Rickey Dixon had a breakout game as the 5-foot-9, 165-pound star who lines up at multiple positions scored four touchdowns. Two of them were on screen passes.

Junior quarterback Drew Doxtator had his best game of the year so far with five touchdown passes.

Redmond was most pleased with the defensive effort. Desert Oasis’ 31 points were misleading as it returned a kickoff for a touchdown and scored after Foothill fumbled the ball at the 2-yard line.

“I don’t think we had any standouts because the whole defense played great football,” Redmond said. “The defense was much improved.”

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

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