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Scoring roundup, Thursday style: GV, Canyon Springs could produce another classic

Undefeated Desert Pines, Moapa Valley playing for Division I-A Sunrise title

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Canyon Springs linebacker Tobias Carson collects himself as Green Valley celebrates after their game Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Green Valley won 33-32 on a last-second field goal.

Updated Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 | 1 a.m.

Scores around the valley
  • Green Valley 44, Canyon Springs 43
  • Moapa Valley 27, Desert Pines 13
  • Bishop Gorman 79, Bonanza 0
  • Centennial 20, Cimarron-Memorial 0
  • Legacy 49, Desert Oasis 21
  • Las Vegas 59, Valley 14
  • Palo Verde 54, Sierra Vista 0
  • Coronado 43, Del Sol 8
  • Arbor View 51, Shadow Ridge 7
  • Spring Valley 24, Durango 15
  • Silverado 58, Rancho 0
  • Foothill 42, Eldorado 18
  • Liberty 63, Basic 42
  • Faith Lutheran 53, Western 6
  • Virgin Valley 60, Sunrise Mountain 28
  • Clark 44, Cheyenne 20
  • Mojave 47, Pahrump Valley 0
  • Boulder City 14, Chaparral 8
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    Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer preview the two biggest games of the week, Desert Pines at Moapa Valley and Green Valley at Canyon Springs. Keefer also takes amusement at Brewer's yearning for the old days before spread offenses overtook the football landscape.

    These could be two of the best high school football games of the season.

    Green Valley High visits Canyon Springs in a highly anticipated affair that will likely determine the Northeast League champion, and Desert Pines travels to Overton to face perennial Division I-A power Moapa Valley in a battle of undefeated teams for the Sunrise title.

    Welcome to Thursday Night Lights. And not the televised game each week in Southern Nevada.

    Nevada Day is being observed Friday in the Silver State, pushing high school football games ahead to tonight. With these two games leading the schedule, we could be in store for some back-and-forth affairs.

    Last year, Green Valley topped Canyon Springs on a game-ending field goal to win the Northeast crown. Green Valley scored 16 unanswered points in the game’s final 10 minutes and drove 60 yards in the final seconds to get into field goal range to attempt the game-winner.

    Canyon Springs enters as the lone undefeated team in Nevada’s Division I classification and has arguably its top defense. Green Valley is considered by most as the favorite to win the Sunrise Region, especially with junior quarterback Christian Lopez leading the area in passing and four legitimate passing targets.

    At Moapa Valley, credit the schedule makers for putting the Pirates game with visiting Desert Pines as the regular season finale. Both teams are undefeated and clearly the class of the Sunrise League, making tonight one of those games that shouldn’t be decided until the final minutes.

    Moapa Valley hasn’t lost at home since 2007 and seemingly plays for the state championship each year. Desert Pines, which is in its second-year in the classification, is led by a group of athletes at the skilled position that have been hard for the opposition to contain all season.

    We’ll keep everyone posted throughout the night as scores become final. Remember to send game information and fan photos to the Sun on Twitter @lasvegassun using the hashtag #sunstandout.

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    Stories about other high school football games around the valley:

    Faith Lutheran doesn’t get complacent, beats Western to push win streak to eight

    Bonanza’s strategy of not punting backfires in 79-0 loss to Gorman

    Doxtator-to-Persi connection pays dividends for Foothill in victory

    Palo Verde Panthers record second straight shutout

    Offensive line opens holes for Las Vegas rushing attack against Valley

    Centennial grabs third straight victory, blanks Cimarron

    Brothers band together as Coronado destroys Del Sol

    Off-night can’t keep DeMichael Walker, Legacy from another win

    Arbor View overpowers Shadow Ridge

    Mojave beats Pahrump Valley to claim second in Division 1A Sunset

    Silverado snatches up playoff berth

    Clark football back in playoffs after long drought

    Spring Valley snaps losing streak with win against Durango

    Last spot taken: Boulder City overcomes Chaparral for trip to postseason

    ‘It’s always a battle’: Liberty outlasts Basic

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