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Lake Mead defense shines in 28-6 win over Laughlin

Lake Mead surrendered a touchdown early Friday night at home, then scored four unanswered touchdowns to take down Laughlin 28-6.

The Eagles got on the board in the second quarter on a 57-yard run by Joshua Thorell after he picked up a fumble and kept running. Along with his touchdown, Thorell rushed for 88 yards in 9 carries. Logan Sullivan scored the other touchdown for Lake Mead in the third quarter, rushing for 59 yards in 12 carries.

Quarterback Marcus Gonzales rushed in a 3-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter and finished with 65 yards on 12 attempts. He also completed 2 of 4 passes for 39 yards. Mitch Dolinar capped off the victory with a 91-yard pick-six.

Laughlin running back Coda Abatti started hot with 81 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter. Lake Mead shut him down after that, holding him to 56 yards and no touchdowns the rest of the game, for a total of 137 yards.

Part of Laughlin’s struggles came from interceptions, one in each quarter after the first including Dolinar’s interception for a touchdown. Brenden Foster had one pick in the second and Joseph Johnson had the other in the third.

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