Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 | 11:22 p.m.
Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer dish on all things Las Vegas high school football again this week. Among the debates, other than the usual picks segment, are whether it's acceptable for an NFL player to introduce his high school alma mater instead of his college.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Green Valley High football team’s offense came alive for 28 points in the second quarter Friday in a 49-0 victory against visiting Valley in the Northeast League opener for both schools.
Last week, Green Valley (4-1 overall, 1-0 Northeast) won an emotional game against Basic in the Henderson Bowl rivalry game. The Gators experienced a brief hangover against Valley before showing they are one of the Sunrise Region’s top teams.
“We played OK. We came out a little flat and our defense had to keep us in the game,” Green Valley coach Brian Castro said. “But once we started clicking offensively, we were good.”
Christian Lopez accounted for four touchdowns for the Gators, rushing for a pair of scores and connected with Kyler Chavez for two more touchdowns. Chavez finished with four catches for 65 yards.
Gino Jonassaint rushed for 69 yards and two touchdowns for Green Valley, which had an interception from Gio Hernandez and a couple of sacks from Sam McAloon to highlight the defense, Castro said.
“Sam really played well upfront,” the coach said.
Green Valley travels next week to Las Vegas High for a crucial game against the Wildcats. The top three teams in the Northeast appears to the Canyon Springs, Las Vegas and Green Valley — which makes next week’s showdown one of the top games in town.
“I have a lot of respect for those guys at Las Vegas,” Castro said. “I’ve known coach (James) Thurman for a long time. He’s a good friend of mine. His kids are always prepared, always talented and play hard. It’s a big game for both sides.”