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September 16, 2014

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Arbor View bounces back with 36-22 win at Las Vegas High

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Arbor View High football players (from left) Jacob Speaks, Devon Turner and Anthony Smith before the 2013 season.

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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer open this week's show by discussing the top-ranked high school football team in the nation, Florida's Booker T. Washington, coming to town Friday to take on Bishop Gorman. They then work their way into other pertinent topics, highlighted by a discussion of the definition of "athlete" and whether Green Valley can match Canyon Springs' "quickness".

After a week’s worth of reflection, leave it to Arbor View coach Dan Barnson to summarize his team’s stunning 7-0 loss to Legacy succinctly.

“Sometimes getting punched in the face when you’re getting big-headed is a good thing,” Barnson said.

Knocked back to Earth, Arbor View reverted to its strength Friday night at Las Vegas High — smashing opponents with its physical running game. Arbor View beat Las Vegas 36-22 behind nearly 300 rushing yards from the likes of Jacob Speaks, Anthony Smith, Devon Taylor and Herman Gray.

Speaks had the biggest game of the four, gaining 129 yards and scoring two touchdowns on 20 carries.

“We still do the thing where we get somebody hot and ride them,” Barnson said. “After what Legacy did to us last week, we kind of put it on the seniors and it worked.”

The Aggies were able to overcome an exceptional night from Wildcats running back Andrew Moreland, who had more than 200 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries.

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

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