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Friday Night Roundup: Green Valley, Las Vegas meet in crucial Northeast League game

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STEPHEN SYLVANIE / SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Green Valley quarterback Christian Lopez makes a second down pass attempt against Las Vegas Wildcats on Friday night.

Updated Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 | 1:19 a.m.

Green Valley vs. Las Vegas

Green Valley lineman Robert Carter, left, gestures toward the Gator fans on the visitors side of the field after defeating host Las Vegas High on Friday night. Launch slideshow »
Scores around the valley
  • Basic 40, Foothill 11 (Thursday night)
  • Boulder City 55, Sunrise Mountain 6
  • Green Valley 43, Las Vegas 14
  • Desert Pines 48, Chaparral 28
  • Legacy 55, Desert Oasis 0
  • Liberty 38, Del Sol 19
  • Durango 42, Spring Valley 0
  • Arbor View 57, Shadow Ridge 6
  • Canyon Springs 51, Rancho 0
  • Bishop Gorman 56, Bonanza 0
  • Mojave 45, Clark 7
  • Cheyenne 40, Faith Lutheran 14
  • Centennial 34, Cimarron-Memorial 14
  • Coronado 35, Eldorado 7
  • Moapa Valley 47, Virgin Valley 6
  • Palo Verde 62, Sierra Vista 7
  • Pahrump Valley 21, Western 8
  • Silverado at Valley
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    Dominance of Moapa and Gorman; who's No. 2: Liberty or Arbor View?

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    Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer compare the run Moapa Valley is on in the Division 1-A to the one Bishop Gorman has put together this season in the upper decision. Other familiar arguments arise, including a debate on whether Arbor View should be considered as the second-best team in the state. Give us your thoughts in the comments.

    Players on every Henderson area high school football team hoped to avoid matching up against Las Vegas High in the playoffs.

    The Wildcats won six consecutive Sunrise Regional crowns from 2003 to 2008 in becoming one of the state’s perennial powers, beating every team in its path along the way come the postseason.

    Toward the end of the regular season each fall, no team wanted to finish with the No. 4 seed in the Henderson-based Southeast League because they realized their playoff stay would be one game in being paired against Northeast League power Las Vegas in the opener.

    Times have changed, and Las Vegas has been knocked out of the playoffs by a Henderson school the past three years, but lining up against the Wildcats still carries an intimidation factor.

    For Henderson’s Green Valley High, it will be lining up against Las Vegas every fall. This is the first year of a realignment that sent Green Valley and Silverado from the Southeast to Las Vegas’ Northeast.

    Friday at Las Vegas, Green Valley gets the first crack at the Wildcats in a crucial Northeast game. Both teams have just one loss, and both still have to play defending Northeast champion Canyon Springs, meaning the winner will have an inside track on hosting a playoff game next month. Both teams are ranked in the Sun’s top-10.

    Las Vegas isn’t the dominating force of years past, but still has plenty of athletic players at the skilled positions — Joshua Mayfield and Vince Castro at wide receiver, and Andrew Moreland at running back.

    Green Valley has several younger players at key positions on offense, including sophomore quarterback Christian Lopez. Lopez is nearing double-digit in rushing and passing touchdowns.

    Others game of note Friday night include: ‘The Hammer’ rivalry game between Moapa Valley and Virgin Valley, Liberty at Del Sol and Desert Pines at Chaparral.

    High school football results from around Southern Nevada:

    Arbor View handles Shadow Ridge to remain last undefeated team

    Durango’s rushing attack too much for Spring Valley

    Mojave punches ticket to postseason with win over Clark

    Boulder City runs all over Sunrise Mountain

    Gorman shuts out another opponent in 56-0 victory against Bonanza

    Legacy earns blowout win over Desert Oasis

    Pahrump Valley’s turnaround includes trip to the postseason

    Moapa Valley hammers Virgin Valley

    Coronado gets chance to rest starters during 35-7 victory against Eldorado

    Cheyenne’s defense stifles Faith Lutheran in 40-14 victory

    Centennial rolls through Cimarron-Memorial, setting up Gorman showdown

    Running back Kapeli injured as Liberty downs Del Sol

    Desert Pines peaking at the right time, tops Chaparral to secure playoff berth

    Canyon Springs shuts out Rancho

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

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