Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 | midnight
- Wildcats dominate rivalry game in showdown of offenses
- Chaparral keeps cleat after rivalry game
- Win puts Basic back in postseason
- Late conversion lifts Green Valley to dramatic win
- Healthy Palo Verde squad cruises to win
- Murray helps Liberty blow by Coronado
- Three turnovers doom Boulder City
- High school football scoring updates
Faith Lutheran wins homecoming game
Faith Lutheran beat Desert Oasis 21-13 after a heated second-half battle Friday night.
“Desert Oasis played a great game. They were a much improved team from the last time we played them,” Faith Lutheran head coach Jake Kothe said. “We were down 13-0 at halftime and we made some adjustments and the kids just responded.”
Desert Oasis head coach Matt Jenkins said his team didn’t play as well in the second half, but the Diamondbacks are a young team still learning how to win, he said.
“We keep getting better. We should’ve won. We were the better team on the field,” he said.
Jenkins said his star running backs were juniors Dominique Banks (29) and Roycen Shepherd (36).
The Crusaders had key plays from John Cartier, who scored his team's first touchdown with a 77-yard run; David Sperry with six catches for 63 yards, a touchdown and four tackles -- one of which caused a fumble; and A.J. Finlayson with two interceptions and four tackles.
Spring Valley shuts out Pahrump
Spring Valley delivered a 54-0 knockout while visiting Pahrump Valley Friday night.
The game was the sixth win of the season for Spring Valley and the seventh-straight loss for Pahrump.
"We just came out firing on all cylinders," Spring Valley coach Kelly Murphy said. "Our defense played well and our offense played like they should."
Pahrump coach Leo Verily said the Grizzlies proved to be too much for the now-4A school.
"The kids played their hearts out, but holy smoke, (Spring Valley) really played well," he said. "They are a good team. They are huge and they played well. We were out-manned, no doubt about it."
Spring Valley will play rival Bonanza next Friday in its annual banner game.
"We already talked to the kids after the game," Murphy said. "It's a big week for us. Bonanza has been getting a lot of hype so we'll see how they play."
Pahrump Valley will play defending state champion Bishop Gorman next week.
"(Spring Valley) was a good test for us," Verily said.
"This was like 'welcome to the 4As, fellows. You've just seen a real team and next week you'll see another one,'" he said. "Hopefully we got our jitters out so next week we can say we've seen it before."
Cheyenne racks up another win
Cheyenne shut out Shadow Ridge 42-0 on Friday night.
The game gives Cheyenne a 7-1 record and Shadow Ridge a 2-6 record.
"They're a good football team," Shadow Ridge coach Gabe Gledhill said. "You know how this division is -- every game we play is challenging."
Cheyenne will play Arbor View next week at home while Shadow Ridge will host Centennial.
Gorman pounds Western, 57-8
Bishop Gorman took a 43-point lead in the first half and came away with a 57-8 victory over Western.
"We held them to one touchdown in the second quarter," said assistant coach Ryan Pietranton, who attributed the victory to his team's "incredible defense."
Gorman hosts Pahrump Valley next week.
Sierra Vista gets win over Durango
Sierra Vista doubled Durango, 28-14.
"It feels good. It's been a while," Sierra Vista head coach Mark Sauve said about his team's win. "We took a 21-0 lead in the first half. They came back strong in the second half, but we held them off."
Durango head coach Gary Maki said his team had a bad first half, but he sees good things in store.
"This is a young team," Maki said. "We are getting our stride a little late this year, but we will be prepared for next season."
To prepare for Western next week, Maki said, "we will take the positives from this wee in order to prepare for (Western)."
Cimarron-Memorial gets win
Centennial lost to Cimarron-Memorial, 40-20.
Centennial head coach George Baker said his team has two games left and hopes to get things together before next week’s game at Shadow Ridge.
“We have a lot of things to fix,” Baker said.
Centennial will travel to Shadow Ridge next week. Cimaron-Memorial plays at Legacy.
Bonanza knocks off Clark
Bonanza defeated Clark on Friday night, 56-33.
Bonanza head coach Shawn Dupris credited both his offense and defense for the win.
“Everyone really battled hard,” he said. “They really hung in there with Clark and Clark played some good football.”
Senior running back Antonio Beals rushed for more than 300 yards and four touchdowns.
Clark head coach Don Willis said his team needs to work on tackling for next week.
Bonaza plays at Spring Valley while Clark travels to Sierra Vista next week.