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Week 7 roundup: High school players wear pink to support cancer awareness

Updated Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010 | 2:07 a.m.

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Gorman, Palo Verde flex muscles; we need a 3A league

Las Vegas Sun reporters Case Keefer and Ray Brewer talk about finding more competitive games for several struggling programs in the 4A classification — like in the 3A. Oh, Gorman and Palo are still the cream of the crop.

High school football players throughout the Las Vegas Valley will wear pink-ribbon helmet stickers and other pink colored accessories tonight in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The helmet decals are compliments of the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas, which also provided cheerleaders with pink hair ribbons and a handful of fans with awareness shirts.

Also, MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Executive Director Tina Kunzer-Murphy, a Valley High graduate, will present a ceremonial pink football to Vikings principal Ron Montoya prior to the their homecoming game against longtime rival Chaparral

“Teaming up with local high school football games during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a partnership we feel strongly about,” Kunzer-Murphy said in a statement. "The response we've received from around Southern Nevada about being involved has been tremendous."

The slate of games is highlighted by a Southeast Division tilt between undefeated Foothill and Silverado in the annual Victory Bell game. Also in the Southeast, defending league champion Del Sol looks to keep its playoff hopes alive against Coronado after dropping its initial two league games.

In the Northeast, Rancho and Desert Pines will play in one of the night’s marquee games.

The area’s top three teams — defending state champion Bishop Gorman, and perennial powers Palo Verdeand Las Vegas High — each have easy games. Gorman plays Western, Palo Verde hosts Shadow Ridge and Las Vegas plays second-year Sunrise Mountain.

Check back later tonight as the games go final. We’ll have recaps from each contest.

Foothill takes back Victory Bell, stays undefeated with win at Silverado

Slow-starting Liberty closes with 22 straight points in win against Green Valley

Arbor View outlasts Cheyenne in four overtimes, 60-58

Jordan Ireland rushes for more than 200 yards as Legacy beats Basic 28-21

Valley records first win by beating longtime rival

Moapa Valley holds off Clark to win 36-33

Del Sol breaks out of slump, beats Coronado

Desert Pines wins third straight by taking down Rancho

Las Vegas grabs homecoming win

Virgin Valley shuts out Boulder City

Cimarron-Memorial rallies to defeat Centennial, 27-17

Gorman beats Western; has outscored league opponents 223-6

Donnel Pumphrey breaks out in Canyon Springs win against Eldorado

Big play from Donovan Smith part of Durango victory

Palo Verde holds Shadow Ridge to less than 100 yards, wins big

Joe Portaro throws for two TDs, rushes for another in blowout of Mojave

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