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GameNight: Wilbon, Lawson lead Red Mtn over Horizon

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Red Mountain celebrates its first-round win over Horizon. (Red Mountain Twitter page)

Red Mountain’s record win streak reached nine games.

The payoff?

An unexpected home game in the second round of the 6A Conference playoffs after the seventh-seeded Mountain Lions beat No. 10 Horizon 56-25.

Red Mountain (9-2) will host No. 16 Westview (5-6) after the Knights topped Desert Ridge 23-7.

The Mountain Lions were led early by Lance Lawson and Gerald Wilbon.

Lawson opened the game with an 80-yard run and Wilbon had a 50-yard pick 6 for a 14-0 lead before Lawson connected with Wilbon for a third score.

After Huskies closed within 21-17, Red Moutain quarterback Cannon Griner connected with Wilbon for a 40-yard touchdown and Lawson added a 1-yard touchdown run for a 34-17 halftime lead.

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