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Friday night roundup: All eyes on Green Valley, Palo Verde showdown

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Green Valley High football players (from left) Christian Lopez, Kyler Chavez and Preston Quirt before the 2013 season.

Updated Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 | 12:09 a.m.

Scores around the valley
  • Legacy 27, Mojave 6 (Thursday night)
  • Green Valley 42, Palo Verde 41, OT
  • Hamilton 14, Liberty 10
  • Canyon Springs 30, Basic 14
  • Desert Oasis 46, Valley 12
  • Sierra Vista 53, Rancho 7
  • Eldorado 16, Sunrise Mountain 12
  • Arbor View 42, Coronado 0
  • Silverado 26, Durango 0
  • Centennial 40, Shadow Ridge 7
  • Cimarron-Memorial 19, Cheyenne 12
  • Moapa Valley 41, Pahrump Valley 0
  • Chaparral 59, Western 0
  • Desert Pines 40, Bonanza 14
  • Spring Valley 28, Del Sol 10
  • Virgin Valley 48, Clark 21
  • Faith Lutheran 31, Boulder City 19
  • Rancho Verde (Calif.) 66, Las Vegas 14
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    Las Vegas Sun sports reporters discuss "GPS Friday", when they headed out to North Las Vegas to get a handle on a few non-Henderson, non-Gorman teams. Who's better: Palo Verde or Arbor View? Is Centennial still a cinch for the playoffs despite a rough start? Listen for a conversation on those topics as well as many more.

    The Green Valley High football team’s rough start to the season could be forgotten after tonight.

    The Gators were ranked No. 3 in the Sun’s preseason poll but lost two of their first three games, nearly dropping out of the top 10. Bring on Palo Verde — the stiffest challenge on the Green Valley schedule, and a chance for the talented Gators to get some redemption.

    In what is expected to be one of the best nonleague games of the season, both No. 2 ranked Palo Verde and Green Valley score seemingly at will. And both have multiple college prospects.

    The most interesting position battle should be in the trenches.

    Green Valley is led by offensive tackle Tyrell Crosby, an Oregon commit who is widely considered one of the region’s top linemen recruits. He’ll match up against Palo Verde’ defensive lineman Michael Hughes Jr., a three-year varsity performer with multiple scholarship offers.

    Palo Verde typically runs out of the double-wing but aired it out last week in its season opener to beat Legacy, 47-32. Quarterback Parker Rost passed for 316 yards and four touchdowns.

    With quarterback Christian Lopez and receivers Markus Varner and Kyler Chavez, Green Valley’s passing attack is equally potent in setting the stage for a high-scoring affair.

    It’s not the only notable game in town.

    In other action, Liberty hosts nationally ranked Hamilton High of Arizona, Arbor View travels to Coronado, Centennial hosts Shadow Ridge and Bonanza takes on host Desert Pines.

    We’ll keep you posted all night. Remember to send fan photos and game information on Twitter to @lasvegassun using the hashtag #sunstandout.

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    Stories about other high school football games around the valley:

    Chaparral celebrates homecoming with first shutout in six seasons

    Liberty drops a heartbreaker in final game against national competition

    Silverado earns first win of season

    Sierra Vista evens record with victory over Rancho

    Desert Pines controls second half in cruising past Bonanza

    Las Vegas ‘humbled’ in loss at California school

    Arbor View routs Coronado

    Bradley Alexander II accounts for three touchdowns in Canyon Springs victory

    Moapa Valley smothers Pahrump Valley

    Faith Lutheran continues upward trend with win over Boulder City

    Centennial’s offense finally gets going, beats Shadow Ridge

    The secret is out: Virgin Valley, off of another win, is dangerous

    Cimarron-Memorial holds Cheyenne at bay in 19-12 victory

    Desert Oasis piles up points in victory against Valley

    Spring Valley overcomes errors to cruise to victory against Del Sol

    Eldorado nabs first win of the year

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