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Spring Valley routs Shadow Ridge

Spring Valley picked up a resounding 52-10 victory over Shadow Ridge Friday night at Ray DePalma Field.

“I think first of all, our defense played really well. Offense sputtered in the beginning, got it going in second quarter and then really in the second half,” Spring Valley coach Kelly Murphy said.

Murphy credited the offensive line and running back Jacques Adams with the win.

Shadow Ridge coach Gabe Gledhill said his team didn’t tackle well and is looking to improve its defense.

“We just missed out on some scoring opportunities that we didn’t capitalize on,” he said. “It might have been a little bit different if we would have gotten the ball into the end zone.”

Looking ahead to next week’s homecoming game against Clark, Murphy said the game will be hard-fought.

“It’s going to be a tough test for us. Clark is an improved team and it’s going to be a tough battle,” he said.

Valley wins high-scoring matchup against Western

Valley walked away with a 53-32 win Friday night at Western.

“We were able to block really well and our defense played great,” Valley head coach John Elwell said.

Elwell gave credit to quarterback Kerwyn Williams, running back Malcolm Wilks and defensive lineman Suki Wilks.

Western head coach John Isola said his team has suffered a streak of bad luck with injuries and players lost to academic ineligibility. Western was short eight starters, including starting quarterback Devin Wiedemann, who suffered a concussion at Cheyenne last week.

“We’ve been battle-tested against some tough teams,” Isola said.

Backup quarterback Terryon Marion threw for four touchdown passes. Giovan Grant, Thomas Johnson, Dante Warren and Brian Michael all rushed for touchdowns.

Cheyenne pummels Canyon Springs

Cheyenne’s Marcus Sullivan scored three touchdowns and Terence Brison added two scores Friday night as the Desert Shields topped host Canyon Springs 56-12. The Desert Shields have outscored opponents 158-18 to win their first three games.

“Most of the guys, it’s their third year on varsity,” Cheyenne coach Charles Anthony said. “They are experienced and know what to expect.”

Cheyenne led 30-6 at halftime and never looked back. It opens Northwest Division -- considered the toughest league in town -- play next week at Palo Verde.

“You can go from first to fourth in our league every week,” the coach said.

Bonanza picks up season's first win

Bonanza ended its losing streak with its first win of the season Friday night at Rancho.

Coach Shawn Dupris attributed the Bengals' 21-13 win to a strong performance by his defense.

"Defense played great, and kept them off the field," he said. "It was a great effort on both sides of the ball."

Rancho coach Elvin Dick said his team was successful moving the ball down the field but had a hard time getting into the end zone.

"Our red zone offense was not good," he said. "Defense also gave away quite a few yards."

Bonanza will host Pahrump Valley next week. Rancho will play Del Sol at home.

Eldorado gets win over Desert Hills

Eldorado coach Leon Evans knew his team had a good week of practice. And he was happy to end the week with a win.

The Sundevils knocked off Desert Hills (Utah), 35-14, buoyed by strong play on the offensive side of the ball. Eldorado had two running backs surpass 100 yards rushing.

"We were pushing people around up front and able to run the ball successfully," Evans said.

The win was the first this year for Eldorado, which lost to Arbor View and Basic the last two weeks.

The Sundevils will travel to Valley next week.

Foothill stomps out Mojave, 35-6

Don't let the high score fool you: Foothill's 35-6 win over Mojave was the result of a strong defensive showing, according to the Falcons' coach.

"Offense moved the ball well at times, but defense was certainly the highlight of the game," coach Martin Redmond said. "They played extremely well as a unit."

Friday’s game was the second loss in a row for Mojave, but Redmond said there's little time for his team to relax after the win.

"On offense, we need to execute some plays better," he said. "Especially as we get into league play."

Sierra Vista tops Coronado

Sierra Vista got it done Friday night.

The Mountain Lions squeezed out a 30-27 win against Coronado.

Coronado coach John Mannion said mental mistakes and special teams miscues mainly were to blame. And problems on defense in the first half didn't help his team.

"We got beat," Mannion said. "I'm not taking anything away from Sierra Vista, but they should not have beat us."

The win was Sierra Vista's first of the season. The team will take on Western next Friday.

Legacy beats Clark

Legacy defeated Clark, 49-13.

“Legacy is more physical than us," Clark coach Don Willis said. "We’ve got be more physical."

The loss extends a three-game streak to start the season for Clark. Next week, Clark heads to Spring Valley and Legacy takes on Centennial at home.

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