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Dual running backs keep producing blowouts for Legacy

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Legacy football players Matthew Sink, Devin Williams and Zach Lugris July 30, 2013.

Legacy is more than a one-man show.

It’s easy for opponents to get fixated on Casey Hughes, one of the valley’s premier all-around athletes, when the Longhorns have the ball. That’s right around the time when DeMichael Walker explodes.

Walker was Legacy’s leading rusher for the second straight week in a 42-6 victory over Cimarron-Memorial Friday night, gaining 140 yards on 20 carries.

“Casey is a little beat up but he’s still playing well for us,” Legacy coach Dave Snyder explained. “We’re trying to rest him a little more, but DeMichael is a heck of a running back in his own right. He’s just run harder and harder as the season’s gone on.”

Hughes, in fairness, did score three touchdowns against the Spartans and register 46 yards on 12 carries. But it’s nice to have two backs capable of such production.

The two tortured Cimarron-Memorial, which gave up the second-most points it has all season. The only team to score more was Bishop Gorman, which beat Cimarron 56-7.

Legacy travels to Centennial next week with the Southwest’s No. 2 seed and a home playoff game on the line.

“They came out tonight and played as hard as they could, played like they were playing against Gorman,” Snyder said of his team. “I’m not sure anyone in town is ready for that.”

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

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