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Palo Verde takes care of Durango to set up game with Arbor View for Northwest title

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Palo Verde High School’s Lee Griggs poses during practice at the school Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. Palo Verde will face Desert Vista High School (Arizona) in the Sollenberger Classic at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona on Aug. 18.

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Brothers Calvin and Ryan Beaulieu accounted for four touchdowns Friday night to lead the Palo Verde High football team to a 44-20 victory against host Durango.

Durango led briefly in the second quarter, but Palo Verde closed the half with 20 unanswered points in taking the lead for good and remaining undefeated in Northwest League games.

Ryan Beaulieu, a senior, had a team-high 144 rushing yards. Calvin, a junior, finished with 47 yards on five carries.

Lee Griggs had 108 yards and two touchdowns for the Panthers, which won for the fifth straight game.

Next week, Palo Verde hosts Arbor View in a battle of undefeated Northwest teams for the league title.

“We’ll have to control the ball against (Arbor View) and make sure our defense is up to the challenge of playing well,” Palo Verde coach Darwin Rost said.

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

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