Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun
Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 | 10:54 p.m.
Foothill got a safety late but its rally fell short, as the Falcons dropped a 20-16 game to Desert Hills of St. George, Utah.
“Our kids played extremely hard,” Foothill coach Marty Redmond said. “We made a lot of mistakes, but we’re going to do that in our first game. I’m happy with our effort. We improved from our scrimmage. … We had chances.”
Drew Doxtator threw for a pair of touchdowns, but also had two interceptions — one of which was returned 80 yards for a touchdown.
“He did pretty well,” Redmond said. “They brought a lot of pressure against us. He had one bad pass. He hung in there and had some really good balls.”
Even with the loss, Redmond sensed his team gained confidence from playing tough at Desert Hills, one of the top teams in one of Utah’s tougher regions.
“The kids gained some confidence in themselves,” Redmond said. “They started to doubt themselves (after a scrimmage). (Desert Hills is) a big, physical football team. They played hard and extremely well.”