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Arbor View blanks Desert Oasis for a playoff win in third straight season


Leila Navidi

Arbor View’s Steven Davis celebrates with his team after defeating Centennial High School 31-18 in Las Vegas on Friday, September 21, 2012.

Prep Sports Now

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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer recount their experience coaching the Las Vegas All-Star team against Findlay Prep in basketball and move on to football talk in the 11th Prep Sports Now of the year.

The Arbor View football team’s 56-0 victory Friday against visiting Desert Oasis in the Sunset Regional quarterfinals put the Aggies in some elite company.

Palo Verde, Centennial and Bishop Gorman each posted quarterfinal wins Friday, meaning all three teams have won playoff games the past three seasons.

Just don’t expected the undefeated Aggies to rest on their accomplishments. This year, they are hoping to take the next step, starting in the Sunset semifinal next week against Centennial.

“We are marching forward,” Arbor View coach Dan Barnson said. “We (celebrate) after the season. We have the kids coming in first-thing tomorrow to start breaking down film on Centennial.”

Jimmie Finister rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns for the Aggies, and Salah Boyce had a pair of touchdown runs and 84 yards on four carries. In total, the Aggies rushed for 413 yards.

Anthony Smith carried the ball seven times for 87 yards and a touchdown and quarterback Rasheem Parks added a rushing score. In comparison, Barnson said Desert Oasis carried the ball nine times for seven yards.

The coach knows duplicating the effort will be easier said than done next week against Centennial, which it beat 31-18 earlier in the season in a hard-fought contest.

“It should be a pretty fun night at our school next week,” Barnson said.

Ray Brewer can be reached at 990-2662 or [email protected]. Follow Ray on Twitter at

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