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July 22, 2014

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Green Valley starts slow, beats Chap

Green Valley High trailed 14-0 after the first quarter Thursday night against visiting Chaparral, but got a combined three touchdowns from sophomores Aaron Love and Rakeen Griffin in a 45-20 victory.

Green Valley (2-1) scored 45 unanswered points to erase its deficit, using its three-back rushing attack to wear down a short-handed Chaparral squad.

“We knew (Chaparral) would come out fighting,” Green Valley coach Matt Gerber said. “We gave up a couple of cheap touchdowns right off the bat.”

Griffin rushed for 61 yards and two touchdowns on six carries and Love had 71 yards and one touchdown on nine carries. Senior Treveece Jackson added four carries for 54 yards.

“They all did a good job running the ball,” Gerber said. “We wanted to make sure to have a stable of backs and to keep them fresh.”

Green Valley opens Southeast Division play next week against Liberty (2-1).

“It should be a competitive game, just like every game in our division should be,” Gerber said.

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