Las Vegas spoils Douglas’ season opener
August 29, 2009
Las Vegas finished off a 48-21 season-opening win over the Douglas football team by scoring 27 unanswered points over the final quarter and a half at Las Vegas High School Friday night.
Johnny Pollack scored a pair of touchdowns on offense and picked off a pass on defense while Jordan Cruz returned a kick 99 yards for a touchdown to account for the Tigers’ scoring.
Douglas got on the board first after Pollack’s interception on the Wildcats’ first drive. He scored a couple plays later to take a 7-0 lead.
Las Vegas came back with 21 unanswered points before the Pollack punched one in for the Tigers just before halftime.
Douglas carried the momentum into the next half, as Cruz returned the kickoff for a touchdown and tied the game at 21.
The Tigers forced a punt on the next possession, taking over at their own 36, but they came up short on a fourth-down attempt, giving the Wildcats the ball at the Douglas 45.
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The Wildcats scored shortly after on a 36-yard pass, taking the lead for good.
Las Vegas hurt Douglas with a number of big plays throughout the game, including touchdown passes of 47, 37, 36, 20 and 17 yards and got a 60-yard touchdown run from its quarterback en route to the win.
In other games on Friday night: Carson 24, Spanish Springs 7; Galena 34, Reno 20; Granger (Utah) 17, Hug 14 ; North Valleys 22, Fallon 13; and Sparks 27, Wooster 13