Vikings trounce Desert Mirage in tune-up game

Holtville's Jose Devoux looks downfield while running the ball in the Vikings' Week 1 win over Instituto Salvatierra. Devoux had a big game in against the Desert Mirage Rams on Friday, rushing for three touchdowns in a 55-6 Holtville victory. SERGIO BASTIDAS PHOTO

THERMAL — Poor Desert Mirage. They always seem to bump up against Holtville whenever the Vikings need to make a statement.

Last year Holtville responded to a 46-0 blowout at the hands of the Imperial Tigers by blanking the Rams 31-0. This year, after another shutout vs. Imperial, Holtville hammered the Rams even harder, smashing in for a 55-6 win.

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