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October 24, 2014

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Las Vegas High’s offense continues to produce, helps Wildcats pull away from Basic

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Las Vegas High football players (from left) Aaron Zanin-Banks, Randy Ramirez and Eduardo Guardado before the 2013 season.

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Another week, another high-scoring effort by the Las Vegas High football team.

One week after scoring 60 points in their opener, the Wildcats enjoyed another big output in a 56-28 victory against visiting Basic.

The game was tied at 14 at halftime, but Las Vegas pulled away in the second half.

“The kids are just playing well. They executed,” Las Vegas High coach James Thurman said. “Basic punched back once or twice, but we were able to put it away in the fourth quarter. Basic is always a scrappy team. It’s never easy against them.”

The Las Vegas defense also produced points.

Lineman Tristan Gordon returned a fumble about 40 yards for a touchdown and linebacker Jacob Littlefield had an interception return of about 30 yards for another score. Littlefield also caught a touchdown from Trevor Swenson, who passed for 373 yards.

One of Swenson’s most impressive throws was a 60-yard scoring strike to Aaron Zanin-Banks.

Andrew Moreland rushed for 130 yards and at least one touchdown and Elias Miller also scored for the Wildcats.

Next week, Las Vegas travels to Moreno, Calif., to face Rancho Verde.

“We’re going to have our hands full,” Thurman said.

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

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