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February 27, 2015

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Palo Verde blanks Mojave behind three touchdowns from Brandon Wright

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The tough Southeast Division

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Las Vegas Sun reporters Case Keefer and Ray Brewer break down high school football's tough Southeast Division. Five of the league's seven teams are part of the Sun's top-10 rankings.

Palo Verde High’s Brandon Wright rushed for 164 yards and three touchdowns Saturday in a 56-12 win against visiting Mojave. It was the Northwest Division opener for both schools, as well as Mojave's season opener.

“It was a tough game for Mojave because it was our third game and their first,” Palo Verde coach Darwin Rost said.

Palo Verde (3-0) played its reserves in the second half. Wright, who has scholarship offers from the likes of Cal and Colorado, was pulled midway through the second quarter.

Jonathan Maxwell added a 25-yard scoring run for Palo Verde and Arie McQuaig scored from 27 yards out.

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