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El Diamante prevails over Tulare in showdown


Friday’s showdown between El Diamante and Tulare wasn’t exactly billed as a showcase of two of the top running backs going head to head, but the Miner’s Keylan Liles quickly entered his name into that equation.

The junior Miner running back broke two touchdown runs, each over 40 yards, and rushed for 219 yards on the night, as his El Diamante squad came away with a 49-40 win over cross-county rival Tulare.

As any defensive coordinator will tell you, it’s not about stopping Tulare RB Romello Harris but just trying to slow him down. And he got his yards—192 of them—but it took him 30 carries to reach that total.

Tulare had its own surprising offensive star of the night, as quarterback Josh Guerrero completed 21-of-38 passes for 318 yards, two touchdown, no interceptions and he rushed for another touchdown.

The Redskins also had a pair of receivers go over the 100-yard mark, as Elijah Dailey caught seven passes for 108 yards and a touchdown and Spencer Montgomery caught five passes for 128 yards and a touchdown.

Mikkel Smith-Lee was El Diamante’s leading receiver with four catches for 63 yards, plus he also had an 81-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

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