Friday, Oct. 9, 2009 | 10:56 p.m.
Las Vegas Sun reporters Ray Brewer and Steve Silver break down last week's high school football contests and preview this Friday's upcoming games including the clash of unbeaten Del Sol/Silverado and Palo Verde/Legacy.
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The last two weeks hadn’t played out the way Green Valley envisioned.
“We certainly were questioning ourselves a little bit,” Green Valley coach Matt Gerber said. “We put it to the kids: How are you going to respond? We needed this game tonight.”
And they got it with a 27-13 victory.
Green Valley (3-3) jumped out to an early 17-0 lead against Coronado (2-3). Gerber said the Cougars made some adjustments at halftime to get back in the game, but it was too late.
“They were flying out there,” Gerber said.
The game was emotional for the Gators, as senior lineman David Garcia was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this week. Gerber said Garcia was in the team’s thoughts all night.