Game Recap: Rancho vs Las Vegas

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The FSM Essential Game Recap: Rancho vs Las Vegas - 9/21/2019
The Bronze Bone. / Photo by Isaiah Torres

Another season of football means another rivalry game between two of the oldest high schools in the Las Vegas valley. That was the case as Rancho High School traveled to Frank Nails Field to take on rival Las Vegas High School for the game known as The Battle for the Bone.

It was nice a Friday night to play under the lights due to the 78-degree temperature, light breeze, and clear skies. It was almost the perfect night for the Wildcats, as Las Vegas handled Rancho, 38-6, marking the 24th consecutive year that the Wildcats would take home the Bronze Bone.

Las Vegas quickly jumped out to 14-0 lead by the end of the 1st quarter. Their offense was rolling, scoring at will, and leaving the Rams without any answers to stop starting junior quarterback Ja’shawn Scroggins.

The second quarter wasn’t any different as Scroggins let it fly to senior wide receiver Miles Davis for the 20-yard touchdown.

On Rancho’s following drive, junior running back Mario Martinez fumbled the ball over to the Wildcats’ defense. The recovery was made by senior defensive back Devyn Perkins.

That crucial turnover would quickly turn into more points for Las Vegas as Scroggins and Davis connected again on a screen pass for the 30-yard touchdown. Going into the half the Wildcats were up big, 28-0.

The FSM Essential Game Recap: Rancho vs Las Vegas - 9/21/2019
Las Vegas RB Jay Curtis. / Photo by Isaiah Torres

In the third quarter, the Rams started to get their offense rolling a bit. It started when Las Vegas’ backup junior quarterback Shaun Hansen fumbled the snap and the ball was recovered by the Rancho defense. (Scroggins did not play the entire second half.) The Rams were then able to use that momentum to drive down the field and scored on a 5-yard handoff to Martinez for the touchdown. (The extra point attempt was blocked.)

Rancho’s touchdown was on the very last play of the third quarter, making the score 31-6 going into the fourth. Both sides of the crowd were still alive and electric for the rivalry game, at one point even all turning on the flashlights from their phones for a whole minute while cheering at each other.

The fourth quarter saw the Wildcats’ prevent the Rams from scoring any more points, consistently making them go three-and-out. As for their offense, Las Vegas mainly ran the clock off but they were able to score one more touchdown before it hit zero. Senior running back Jay Curtis capped off the night with a 4-yard touchdown run. The game then ended with Las Vegas dominantly defeating Rancho for the Bronze Bone, 38-6.

The FSM Essential Game Recap: Rancho vs Las Vegas - 9/21/2019
Photo by Isaiah Torres

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