Friday, Sept. 24, 2010 | 11 p.m.
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The Bishop Gorman High football team will be in the national spotlight Saturday when they travel to Northern California to face nationally respected De La Salle. The game will be televised by CBS College Sports, giving the Gaels a chance to make a splash — for themselves and the Las Vegas area.
So it’s not hard to imagine the thoughts going through Seibel’s head when Spring Valley scored on a long rush to take a 6-0 lead in the first quarter Friday night.
But Seibel didn’t have to fret for long. Desert Oasis shut out Spring Valley for the rest of the night en route to a dominating 35-6 victory.
“Once we shut down the big play, everything started rolling after that,” Seibel said.
But Seibel may have been the most pleased with his defense.
“We got into a rhythm,” Seibel said. “The linebackers started making plays and the linemen were causing a lot of pressure.”
Desert Oasis (4-1) is still undefeated in the Southwest Division, while it was the first divisional defeat for Spring Valley (2-2).
“It’s one game and we lost, but we don’t want to lose our season from that,” Spring Valley coach Marcus Teal said. “Our rally cry is going to be taking it one game at a time, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do. A lot didn’t go right for us tonight, and we need to understand that and correct it.”