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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Desert Pines' Leilua finds confidence, end zone

Desert Pines quarterback Dalton Leilua had a junior year he’d probably like to forget, even if he can’t: one touchdown pass, 13 interceptions and no 100-yard passing games.

But if the opening week is any indication, Leilua and his Desert Pines teammates are on the way to having a season to remember.

The Jaguars opened the season with a 50-6 win over traditional power Cheyenne, and Leilua threw four touchdown passes and had his first 100-yard game since his sophomore season.

Desert Pines (1-0) will try to continue its success when it hosts Basic (1-0) at 7 p.m. Friday.

“I hadn’t felt that since my sophomore season,” said Leilua, who completed 6 of 8 passes for 186 yards. “I never had four touchdown passes in one game. Last year I had one the whole season.”

Leilua had a strong sophomore year, passing for 1,323 yards and 12 TDs and completing 52.2 percent of his passes. Last year he threw for just 390 yards and completed 38.6 percent of his attempts.

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