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Durango High School Football

Photo: Durango High School football player Marcus William
Durango's Marcus Williams has top score at recruiting combine, but still looking for first offer
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
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The college football recruiting of Durango rising senior running back and defensive back Marcus Williams could be considered a mystery. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Williams bested nearly 1,300 other recruits in early April by recording the highest score at Nike Football SPARQ Combine in Long Beach, Calif.
Durango hires veteran coach Gerber to run football program
Friday, March 9, 2012
high school football:
Matt Gerber would have been content staying as an assistant high school football coach. Then, the head coaching position opened at Durango High. Gerber, who was on Durango’s staff from 1998 to 2005, was hired Friday as the Trailblazers’ new coach. He was Green Valley High’s head coach for five years through the 2010 season before spending last year as the offensive coordinator at Silverado.
Palo Verde disposes of Durango to advance in playoffs
Friday, November 4, 2011
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Palo Verde had its closest game in more than a month Friday night in the first round of the playoffs — and still won by 33 points. Palo Verde, which beat its four October opponents by an average of 43 points, cruised past Durango 40-7.
Durango victory sets up playoff showdown with Palo Verde
Saturday, October 22, 2011
high school football:
Durango’s success on any given night is often directly related to its offensive line play. It’s no surprise, then, that Durango coach Gary Maki reported a dominant performance from the guys up front Friday night. Durango played two of its best quarters of the year in the second half against visiting Sierra Vista to win 48-35.
Desert Oasis takes care of Durango, in driver's seat for No. 2 seed
Friday, October 7, 2011
high school football:
Brandon Andrews had all four of the Desert Oasis High football team’s touchdowns Thursday in a 29-7 victory against host Durango.
Gorman transfer Marcus Williams shines in Durango debut
Saturday, October 1, 2011
high school football:
Marcus Williams had two touchdown runs Saturday in his debut with the Durango High football team, helping the Trailblazers blank host Pahrump Valley, 34-0.
Durango rebounds with victory against Clark
Saturday, September 24, 2011
high school football:
The Durango High football team on Friday blanked host Clark, 41-0.
Bonanza stays undefeated with win at Durango
Friday, September 16, 2011
high school football:
The Bonanza football team is more than a feel-good underdog story this season. The Bengals are a legitimate threat. They proved as much Friday night by beating Durango 38-29 on the road to improve to 4-0.
Photo: Bishop Gorman High School football players Nick St
Bishop Gorman records second straight shutout in win against Durango
Friday, September 9, 2011
high school football:
The Bishop Gorman High football team won its second straight game by shutout Friday, blanking host Durango 49-0 in a Southwest Division contest.
Durango gets win despite injured quarterback
Friday, September 2, 2011
high school football:
It’s often a worst-case scenario when a football team loses its starting quarterback one game into the season. That’s what Durango went through this week after Scott Martinez suffered a foot injury that will keep him sidelined for a few weeks. Luckily for the Trailblazers, wide receiver Hunter Knight was up to the challenge of sliding into the position.
Sophomore QB shines for Foothill in blowout of Durango
Friday, August 26, 2011
high school football: Drew Doxtator passes for three touchdowns in first varsity start, Falcons win season opener
Foothill High’s Drew Doxtator didn’t play like a sophomore quarterback receiving his first varsity start Thursday night. He consistently made the big play look easy in passing for nearly 300 yards and three touchdowns in the Falcons' 45-28 victory against visiting Durango in the first game for both schools.
Photo: Durango High School football players Tyler Lavin,
Capable new faces abound at Durango
Thursday, August 25, 2011
It’s hard to believe Durango was one of the worst football teams in Las Vegas only three years ago. The Trailblazers have turned things around since, going a combined 15-5 in the last two regular seasons and making the playoffs both years. Although they’re inexperienced heading into this season, the Trailblazers have talent to be excited about.
Photo: Joe Portaro (right) and Don Pearson, both of Faith
Durango's Julio Mora, Faith Lutheran's Joe Portaro shine in all-star game
Sunday, June 5, 2011
prep football: UNLV-commit Portaro throws first-quarter touchdown, named game's MVP
Durango High running back Julio Mora was back to his old tricks. Despite a 5-foot-7, 170-pound frame, Mora rushed for 3,100 yards and 46 touchdowns the past two years to help Durango go from one of the city’s worst teams his sophomore year to qualifying for playoffs last fall during his senior campaign. In Mora’s final high school game Saturday, he capped his prep career with an 7-yard touchdown run and 49 rushing yards to lead the Sunset Region to a 21-0 victory against the Sunrise in the 40th West Charleston Lions Club Charity All-Star High School Football Game. He ...
Friends hold candlelight vigil to remember Durango High football player
Friends hold candlelight vigil to remember Durango High football player
Saturday, March 19, 2011
A crowd of at least 100, candles in hand, stood on the Durango High School football field Friday night and huddled around a memorial with flowers, candles lined up to form the number 12 and packets of Kool-Aid for their departed friend Donovan Smith.
Arbor View beats Durango for first-ever playoff victory
Thursday, November 11, 2010
What a difference a week made for Arbor View. Six days after battling Palo Verde in a defensive struggle, Arbor View engaged in an offensive variety show against Durango in the first round of the playoffs Thursday night. Arbor View came out on top, 48-46.

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