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Quick start helps Durango post victory against Valley

The Durango High football team led by two touchdowns Friday against host Valley before they ran an offensive play.

Marcus Williams returned the opening kickoff about 85 yards for a touchdown and Anthony Collins recovered a blocked punt for another score in the opening minutes, helping Durango lead by 30 points before the end of the first quarter in a 51-14 victory.

“We jumped right on them,” Durango coach Matt Gerber said.

When they finally ran a play, it went for a 70-yard touchdown on a halfback pass from Arie McQuaig to Collins. McQuaig added a touchdown on a run and interception return, and blocked the punt Collins returned for a touchdown.

“We scored on them a variety of ways tonight,” Gerber said.

Williams, a senior running back who is committed to Utah, added a pair of rushing touchdowns in helping Durango even its record at 2-2 overall.

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

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