LAS VEGAS — Big plays helped the Snow Canyon Warriors run away with a 25-6 win at Shadow Ridge High School Friday night.
A 27-yard interception return for a touchdown by the SC defense and a 67-yard TD run by Zach Kennedy gave the Warriors a 19-point cushion in the third quarter that they would not relinquish.
Snow Canyon obtained an early lead as Warner Rigby and Sam Slivers both scored rushing touchdowns from four yards and one yard out, respectively, in the first half.
The Warriors went up 13-0 before the Mustangs connected on a 76-yard TD pass from Dustin Puia to J. Henderson, making the halftime score 13-6.
The pick-six, just a minute into the second half, changed the tone of the game and Kennedy’s long run five minutes later turned the contest into a blowout.
Snow Canyon held the Mustangs scoreless in the second half and has only allowed six points in eight quarters of football this season. SC gained 327 total yards of offense, thanks to solid rushing performances by Kennedy and Slivers.
The Mustangs matched that number with 331 yards of their own, but turned the ball over twice and consistently came up short on fourth down. Shadow Ridge was 0 for 7 on fourth down conversions.
Brady Sargent led the Warriors defense with 10 tackles. Sophomore Richmond Anderson had one of the Warriors two interceptions.
The Warriors improved their record to 2-0 while Shadow Ridge drops to 0-1. SC has a bye next week and will prepare to host crosstown rival Pine View (2-0) on September 13.
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