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Rushing attack leads Legacy to win in season opener

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

Casey Hughes and DeMichael Walker combined for 358 yards on the ground to lead Legacy High Longhorns (1-0) to a 34-14 victory over Hurricane (Utah).

“They’re both going to get a lot of carries, and that made a huge difference,” Legacy coach David Snyder said. “They’re both talented kids.”

Hughes, an All-City selection, led the way scoring two touchdowns to go with 184 yards on 15 carries. Walker had 11 carries for 174 yards with a score, and he also added a 99-yard kickoff return score.

While Hughes and Walker were vital in the Longhorn’s victory, it was the defense that made the difference.

Hurricane (0-3) runs the Wing-T, and Snyder said his team played well against an offense that will be similar to what they’ll see later in the season.

“They came out tough, and played well up front,” Snyder said.

Hurricane, a school a little more than 40 miles outside of St. George, Utah, defeated Legacy last season, 43-34.

“They’re a good team,” Snyder said. “They’ve had a rough start, but they’re still champions, and to beat them early in the season is big for us.”

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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