SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The state’s highest-scoring team relied on its defense this night.
The East Leopards dominated the Highland Rams 29-7 in the annual “Neighborhood Fight” on Friday night. More than 5,000 fans attended the game at Highland High School, which played host to the 2013 Great American Rivalry Series presented by the U.S. Marine Corps and Hibbett Sports.
The Leopards forced seven turnovers and held the Rams to just 129 yards of total offense to take a 61-45-7 lead in the all-time series, which dates back to 1914.
Junior back Preston Curtis had 54 rushing yards, a TD and an interception to be named the Great American Rivalry Series Most Valuable Player. Senior back Malakai Solovi added 88 yards, two scores and an INT for East.
Both teams are back in action next Friday night with East (5-0) at Cyprus and Highland (3-2) hosting Clearfield.
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