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October 17, 2017

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Green Valley’s Phillips hospitalized with neck injury

Green Valley High defensive back Laquan Phillips was transported to Sunrise Hospital after suffering a neck injury Friday night in the Gators' game with Centennial.

The 5-foot-9, 160-pound senior suffered the injury midway through the second quarter while making a tackle.

The game was delayed about 15 minutes as paramedics carried Phillips from the field on a stretcher.

“Laquan is one of my best friends and you never want to see anything like that happen in a game,” Green Valley’s Jordan Miller said.

Miller had two touchdown receptions in Green Valley’s 24-20 loss.

“When I caught both of those touchdowns, afterward I said 'this is for (Phillips)',” Miller said. “He gave us the determination that kept us alive in the game.”

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