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Friday night roundup: Let the high school football playoffs begin

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Coronado coach Brad Talich and defensive end Othman Mechkor embrace as time expires in their 24-20 win over Basic Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.

Updated Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 | 1 a.m.

Coronado vs. Basic Football 2012

Coronado defensive back Cody Mucino intercepts a pass in the end zone intended for Basic wide receiver Anthony Owens late in the fourth quarter Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 at Coronado. Coronado shut out Basic after the first quarter for a 24-20 win. The interception killed Basic's final drive. Launch slideshow »
Scores around the valley
  • Arbor View 57, Desert Oasis 0 — Sunset Regional quarterfinals
  • Palo Verde 28, Legacy 16 — Sunset Regional quarterfinals
  • Bishop Gorman 78, Shadow Ridge 13 — Sunset Regional quarterfinals
  • Moapa Valley 36, Mojave 32 — Division I-A playoffs
  • Coronado 24, Basic 20
  • Canyon Springs 33, Las Vegas 12
  • Green Valley 33, Silverado 0
  • Valley 52, Rancho 7
  • Liberty 48, Foothill 25
  • Cheyenne 30, Boulder City 23 — Division I-A playoffs
  • Del Sol 35, Eldorado 14
  • Centennial 59, Durango 21 — Sunset Regional quarterfinals
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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.

    When the dust settles after tonight’s high school football games there will be just 14 Southern Nevada teams left with a game to play the following week. That’s less than half of the area’s teams.

    Welcome to the playoffs — where one team stays alive to play another week, and players on the other team turn in their gear.

    The Sunset Regional playoffs begin Friday with four quarterfinal games, including three-time defending state champion and Southwest League No. 1 seed Bishop Gorman hosting Shadow Ridge. The most interesting game of the night features Northwest No. 2 Palo Verde hosting Southwest No. 3 Legacy, which lost by just seven points last week to Centennial in proving they will be a tough team to eliminate.

    The quarterfinal games also include undefeated Arbor View hosting Southwest No. 4 seed Desert Oasis, and Centennial taking on visiting Durango.

    In the Sunrise Region, the regular season concludes tonight with a pair of games that will go a far way in deciding the region champion.

    In the Southeast League, the winner of the Basic at Coronado game will earn the league’s No. 2 seed for the regional and host a quarterfinal game next week. And, in the Northeast, Canyon Springs and Las Vegas play for the No. 2 seed and a home playoff game.

    Southeast League champion Liberty and Northeast League champion Green Valley also play Friday, and regardless of the outcome, both teams will be No. 1 seeds next week.

    In the Division I-A, the winner in tonight's second week of playoff games earn a big-time reward: a spot in next week's state semifinals.

    Cheyenne hosts Boulder City in a game that could be won by either team, while state favorite Moapa Valley takes on visiting Mojave.

    Check back later for scores as the games go final.

    High school football results from around Southern Nevada:

    Del Sol tops Eldorado to close season

    Valley finishes season strong with win over Rancho

    Jonassaint runs wild in Green Valley’s defeat of Silverado

    Canyon Springs takes down Las Vegas to secure home playoff game

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

    Centennial coasts into Sunset semifinal matchup with Arbor View

    Liberty outclasses Foothill in 48-25 victory

    Lorenzo Fertitta Jr. sets Southern Nevada interception record in Gorman win

    Cheyenne advances to the final four in the Division 1A

    Moapa Valley fights off Mojave to earn spot in Division I-A state semifinals

    Risk before halftime pays off for Palo Verde in playoff win, helps set up showdown with Gorman

    Ray Brewer can be reached at 990-2662 or [email protected]. Follow Ray on Twitter at twitter.com/raybrewer21.

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