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Segura sets Valley career TD record


Mendota running back Edgar Segura officially took sole possession of the Valley’s career touchdowns record on a 50-yard interception he returned to the house in the Aztecs’ 48-18 thrashing of Tranquility on Friday at home.

The score gave him 119 career touchdowns, surpassing Dominique Dorsey (1998-2000) and Kenny James (1999-2001), who were tied with 118 each, according to Valley football historian Bob Barnett.

“When I broke it I couldn’t believe it but when I looked up at the fans cheering, that’s when it hit me,” Segura said. “I was so proud of myself because it’s what I have been working hard for. “

Depending on how many playoff games the Aztecs play and, of course, if he stays healthy, Segura could conceivably push the record as high as 130 touchdowns.

“Now I’m going to work harder to set the bar higher and I know that if I work hard enough I will hopefully get a really good record,” Segura said. “Because if I worked hard enough to break it I will work even harder to set the bar higher.”

In game against Tranquility on Friday, Segura carried the ball 40 times for 275 yards and three touchdowns, plus he caught two passes for 62 yards and two touchdowns to go with the interception return for a touchdown.

The Aztecs are 8-1 heading into a showdown with their rival Firebaugh, which is 9-0 on the season.

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