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April 18, 2019

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high school football:

Basic’s Anthony Owens puts on his own kind of variety show in blowout victory

Henderson Bowl Preview

Stephen R. Sylvanie / Special to the Sun

The Henderson Bowl trophy sits at a Basic High practice before the 2009 game.

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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer talk Liberty's statement victory, Bishop Gorman's error-filled night and Centennial's time to shine against Arbor View. In the middle of the usual discussion, they break into an argument over which player is having the best season so far — D.J. Pumphrey or Niko Kapeli.

Anyone attending a Basic High football game in the future may want to keep an eye on No. 1.

Anthony Owens does a little bit of everything for the Wolves. Basic’s 59-14 victory over Bonanza Friday serves as the perfect example.

The senior recorded an interception, caught two touchdown passes and threw for another. He helped make sure Basic wasn’t caught looking forward to next week’s home game against archrival Green Valley.

Now that Bonanza’s out of the way, bring on the Henderson Bowl. The Wolves are hungry to avenge last season’s loss to the Gators.

“It’s going to be high-excitement, especially with the bowl back at their place,” Basic coach Jeff Cahill said. “I think it’s going to be intense. The stands will be packed.”

The Wolves soar into the game, as quarterback Jaylen Rose and receiver DeVonte Boyd kept the torrid pace they’ve already established this season against the Bengals.

Rose threw for more than 300 yards and four touchdowns. Boyd had the first three touchdown receptions and eclipsed 200 yards receiving.

Jon Scoffield, Zach Tritsch and Thomas Gross helped stuff Bonanza’s offense all night.

Case Keefer can be reached at 948-2790 or [email protected]. Follow Case on Twitter at

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