Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 | 10:38 p.m.
For the second time in three weeks, Palo Verde held its opponent scoreless.
The Panthers smothered the Cimarron-Memorial Spartans in a 34-0 home victory Thursday night.
“It was just what we needed to get back on track going into league play,” Palo Verde coach Darwin Rost said.
Junior Aaron Chisholm started the rout on Cimarron. On Palo Verde’s third play from scrimmage, Chisholm broke loose for a 54-yard touchdown run.
Chisholm had seven carries for 62 yards on the night. Senior running back Jaren Campbell led the Panthers with seven carries for 101 yards and two touchdowns.
Campbell’s longest run was on a 45-yard score. Dallas White and Ty Fuller scored Palo Verde’s other two touchdowns.
White broke loose on a long run, while Fuller caught a strike from quarterback Logan Hutchison.
There were several standout offensive performances for the Panthers, but the night really belonged to what’s blossoming into a dominant defense.
“I thought we played good defense last week against Liberty too,” Rost said. “They just had two long passes, but overall, I think we’re playing well on that side of the ball. And that’s important, it’s the key for us.”