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Puia scores 4 touchdowns to give Shadow Ridge victory over Sierra Vista

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Shadow Ridge High football players Jordan Larson and August Forrest (No. 56) hold Mustangs’ linebacker J Henderson during a photo at the Las Vegas Sun.

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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer glance back at last week's action, which included three of the best games of the year. Ensuing questions include debating the Sunrise Region's favorite, Bishop Gorman's vulnerability and Foothill's potential.

Quarterback Dustin Puia scored four touchdowns (two rushing, two passing) to help Shadow Ridge pick up a 34-14 victory over Sierra Vista.

“He’s getting better every week,” Shadow Ridge coach Frank Tousa said. “This is the first year he is playing varsity football, and we knew there would be an adjustment period. He just needs to fine-tune some things."

Puia ran for 30 yards, which included touchdown runs of eight and nine yards. He also threw a pair of touchdowns, including a 59-yard strike to J Henderson.

While Puia was able to get the team into the end zone, running back Cody Alfar shouldered much of the rushing load.

He carried the ball 20 times for 151 yards.

“We would like to get (Cody into the end zone), but it just didn’t work out tonight,” Tousa said. “Cody has been our workhorse the last few weeks.”

Shadow Ridge improved to 3-3 (1-1 Sunset Northwest), while Sierra Vista dropped to 2-4 (1-1).

The Mustangs travel to Arbor View, while Sierra Vista hosts Palo Verde.

Paul Delos Santos can be reached at 990-2416 or mail to [email protected] Follow Paul on Twitter at twitter.com/pauliedelos.

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