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Palo Verde stays perfect by blasting Legacy

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Final push for the postseason

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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer look across the Las Vegas valley at the playoff races still alive entering the last week of the regular season. Does Canyon Springs have a shot against Las Vegas? What about Foothill vs. Liberty? Listen in for discussion on these topics and more.

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With first place in the Northwest Division already clinched, Palo Verde didn’t have much to play for in Thursday’s final regular season game at Legacy.

The Panthers didn’t let that stop them from putting up another rout. Palo Verde destroyed Legacy and caused five turnovers on the way to a 56-7 victory.

At 9-0, Palo Verde is the only undefeated team left in Southern Nevada.

“Being undefeated means a lot,” said Palo Verde coach Darwin Rost. “But mainly, it gets us that No. 1 seed. We just count this as our first season and now it’s over.”

Palo Verde will host Durango in a first round playoff game, but that was already determined regardless of Thursday’s outcome. Legacy committed turnovers the first two times it had the ball to set Palo Verde up for early scores.

Lee Griggs had a combined 117 yards and three touchdowns between rushing and receiving. Pat Gutierrez had 76 yards and two touchdowns, while Eric South carried the ball 12 times for 69 yards and two touchdowns.

Parker Rost completed four of his seven passes for 94 yards and two touchdowns. Legacy’s only score came when senior D’Andre Hughes returned a kick for a touchdown in the second half with the score 49-0.

Over the last five regular seasons, Palo Verde has gone 49-1. The only defeat came to Legacy in 2009.

Case Keefer can be reached at 948-2790 or [email protected]. Follow Case on Twitter at twitter.com/casekeefer.

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