Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun
Published Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 | 6 p.m.
Updated Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 | 12:09 a.m.
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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.
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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