Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008 | 6:33 p.m.
Shadow Ridge scored the game's first points on a fumble return for a touchdown, but Palo Verde marched the length of the field on the ensuing possession to take the lead for good on a 15-yard touchdown from Blake.
"We were a little sluggish at first," Palo Verde coach Darwin Rost said.
Thomas scored on a 58-yard run on his first carry of the game, and also scored on runs of 34 and 87 yards. Thomas' younger brother, Chapelle Thomas, added a 15-yard scoring run.
"We wanted to give them an extra week to heal up," the coach said.
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