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Saturday night roundup: Henderson Bowl rivalry still going strong, highlights this week’s schedule

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Green Valley players hoist the trophy after defeating Basic 36-33 in the annual Henderson Bowl game Friday, September 16, 2011.

Updated Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 | 12:34 a.m.

Scores around the valley
  • Henderson Bowl: Green Valley 58, Basic 36
  • Cleat Game: Chaparral 20, Eldorado 14
  • Liberty 35, Silverado 8
  • Valley 34, Del Sol 23
  • Shadow Ridge 47, Rancho 2
  • Moapa Valley 41, Clark 8
  • Canyon Springs 16, Coronado 15, OT
  • Las Vegas 61, Foothill 32
  • Mojave 27, Spring Valley 6
  • Desert Pines 41, Pahrump Valley 27
  • Virgin Valley 33, Cheyenne 18
  • Faith Lutheran 31, Sunrise Mountain 6
  • Boulder City 58, Western 0
  • Legacy 34, Hurricane (Utah) 14
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    Rivalries and rantings

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    Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer go through the schedule and discuss all of Saturday's games after looking back at the major topics to come out of the first two weeks of football.

    When other high school football rivalry games in Nevada haven’t been able to survive the test of time, the Henderson Bowl between Basic and Green Valley highs is still going strong.

    It’s the most important game on the schedule for the players on both teams — an intense rivalry where emotions always run high and players perform at their best. And it’s been that way since 1991, when Green Valley became Henderson’s second high school to create a natural rivalry with Basic, which opened in the 1940s.

    Henderson Bowl XXIII is tonight at Green Valley, highlighting a Saturday slate of 13 games across Southern Nevada. Green Valley is looking for its third straight victory in the series they lead 14-8.

    With the teams being in separate leagues, Henderson Bowl is the first game of the season for Basic. Green Valley, ranked No. 3 in the Sun’s preseason poll, debuted last week with a loss to Basha, Ariz. Simply playing last week, however, gives Green Valley an advantage because it won’t have the first-game jitters or miscues.

    The Henderson Bowl isn’t the lone rivalry game on the schedule.

    The Cleat Game between Chaparral and host Eldorado dates back to the 1970s, and the neighborhood rivalry between Silverado and host Liberty could be the week’s most competitive game.

    We’ll keep everyone posted all night. Remember to send us updates and fan photos on Twitter @lasvegassun using the hashtag #sunstandout

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    UPDATE: Henderson Roll: Green Valley keeps coveted rivalry trophy for third straight year

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    Stories about other high school football games around the valley:

    Shadow Ridge smashes Rancho in morning game

    Rushing attack leads Legacy to win in season opener

    Boulder City takes advantage of short fields in blowout over Western

    Alpha’s late TD gives Chaparral victory in Cleat Game

    Moapa Valley defense stars in win leading up to showdown with Mojave

    Virgin Valley snaps 9-game losing streak to Cheyenne

    Las Vegas High makes statement by blowing out Foothill

    Davis’ big day lifts Desert Pines to second win of season

    Smith lifts Faith Lutheran past Sunrise Mountain

    Valley never loses faith in comeback victory at Del Sol

    Overtime win goes Canyon Springs’ way in defensive battle with Coronado

    Mojave puts Spring Valley away 27-6

    Liberty goes to the air in win over Silverado

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