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Desert Pines controls second half in cruising past Bonanza

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Desert Pines football players Eric Wilkes, Tim Hough and Malik Davis July 30, 2013.

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Iquan Corsey passed for 107 yards and three touchdowns today for the Desert Pines High football team in a 40-14 victory against visiting Bonanza.

Desert Pines led by just eight points at halftime, but outscored Bonanza 18-0 in the second half in winning for the fourth straight time to open the season.

“I challenged our kids at halftime and they stepped up,” Desert Pines coach Tico Rodriguez said. “We are playing a lot of sophomores. It’s a young team and it was gut-check for them. They definitely came out in the second half and played better.”

Eric Wilkes carried the ball 14 times for 50 yards with two touchdowns, while Tim Hough caught seven passes for 72 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Malik Davis had 107 total yards and a receiving touchdown.

Next week, Desert Pines (4-0) opens league play in the Division I-A. Beating higher-classification opponents in the past two games has been a confidence-builder. Last week, Desert Pines easily handled Valley.

“Bonanza was big up front and had playmakers. It was a good test for us,” Rodriguez said.

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

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