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August 29, 2014

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Photo: From left, Virgin Valley High School football play
Close-knit Virgin Valley undeterred by change, poised to keep moving forward
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
kickoff 2014:
Making the trek an hour south to Las Vegas from Mesquite twice in less than a month for football functions, Virgin Valley brought an entourage of coaches and players. The crew rarely left each other’s sides in either instance, smiling and laughing through every spare moment...
Photo: From left, Coronado High School football  players
Eventful offseason sets stage for Coronado
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
kickoff 2014:
Before the start of the summer, Coronado coach Brad Talich brushed up on the NIAA’s offseason rules and plotted to get his team into as many competitions as allowed under the guidelines. The Cougars signed up for local 7-on-7 contests, San Diego State’s passing tournament and, most memorably, UNLV’s league...
Photo: From left, Valley High School football  players Ja
Valley football expects to be more competitive with new coach
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
kickoff 2014:
First-year Valley High coach David Durham has a simple goal for this season ...
High School Football Picks: Week 1
Monday, August 25, 2014
Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer make their weekly picks for every high school football game.
No longer young, Spring Valley energized by move to Division 1A
No longer young, Spring Valley energized by move to Division 1A
Monday, August 25, 2014
kickoff 2014:
Spring Valley finally will shed its growing pains this season. The Grizzlies slogged through a pair of three-win seasons the past two years, relying primarily on underclassmen ...
Photo: From left, Eldorado High School football  players
Onus falls on strong core of seniors to pull Eldorado out from bottom of standings
Sunday, August 24, 2014
kickoff 2014:
Asked about the keys to the upcoming season, Eldorado coach Vernon Brown moves his head towards senior quarterback/defensive back Joshua Brown and senior receiver/defensive back Tyler Spivey and says their names...
Photo: From left, Cheyenne High School football  players
Cheyenne football out for redemption after 2-win campaign
Saturday, August 23, 2014
kickoff 2014:
In 2012, the Cheyenne High football team was one bad bounce away from playing in the state championship game. But they couldn’t duplicate the good play last year, winning just two games...
Photo: From left, Basic High School football  players Chr
Basic emphasizing conditioning, teamwork to bounce back this season
Saturday, August 23, 2014
kickoff 2014:
It was already exhausting playing football at Basic High. Having cultivated so many rivalries as one of the valley’s oldest schools, the Wolves rarely have an easy game on their schedule ...
Photo: Bishop Gorman RB Jonathan Shumaker (#33) breaks fr
Running game takes over for Gorman football in blowout win to open season
Friday, August 22, 2014
kickoff 2014:
Once Jonathan Shumaker broke into the open field and saw a clear path to the end zone, the Bishop Gorman High junior running back wasn’t only worried about ...
Photo: Bishop Gorman's Jonathan Shumaker (33) breaks free
Blog: Gorman glides to 44-0 season-opening victory over Phoenix’s Brophy Prep
Friday, August 22, 2014
Kickoff 2014:
The Bishop Gorman High football team made this one look easy. Russell Booze and Jonathan Shumaker each had two rushing touchdowns to lead the Gaels to a 44-0 season-opening victory against Phoenix's Brophy Prep in ...
Photo: From left, Del Sol High School football  players E
Del Sol optimistic it will be improved in new league
Friday, August 22, 2014
kickoff 2014:
After reaching the large-school state championship game in 2009, the Del Sol High football team has one playoff appearance in the past four seasons. Even worse, the Dragons ...
Photo: From left, Liberty High School football  players J
Can anyone stunt Liberty’s growing Sunrise Region dynasty?
Friday, August 22, 2014
Kickoff 2014:
For an example of Liberty High’s recent supremacy on the gridiron, consider that kids starting high school as freshmen this year weren’t yet out of elementary school the last time the Patriots lost a game in the Sunrise Region. Liberty carries a streak of 38 straight wins against conference opponents — its last loss came to Del Sol in the 2009 Sunrise semifinals — into the upcoming season...
Photo: Bishop Gorman High School football players Noah Ti
With challenging schedule, Gorman football plans to take one game at a time
Thursday, August 21, 2014
kickoff 2014:
The message hasn’t changed all summer for the Bishop Gorman High football team. The Gaels’ goal is simple: Go 1-0. The five-time defending state champions open the season Friday ...
Photo: From left,  Moapa Valley High School football  pla
Highly motivated Moapa Valley out for redemption, again a Division I-A favorite
Thursday, August 21, 2014
kickoff 2014:
Moapa Valley High was supposed to win this football game. The Pirates were undefeated heading into last season’s Division I-A state semifinals, looking to advance to the championship game for a seventh straight season. But they ...
Photo: From left,  Sunrise Mountain High School football
New Sunrise Mountain coach brings exciting offense, enthusiasm to struggling program
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
kickoff 2014:
First-year Sunrise Mountain High coach Chris Sawyers didn’t know what to expect when he took over the program in the spring. He knew the Miners have been one of the worst programs in Nevada ...

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