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Arbor View ground game dominates, sets up showdown with Centennial

2014 High School Football

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Arbor View High School football players Mitchell Durkee, Malik Noshi and Herman Gray on Monday, July 21, 2014.

Arbor View will visit Centennial on Thursday in a game for the ages, as two undefeated rivals will square off for the Division I Northwest championship.

The Aggies will be bringing a rushing attack that could certainly be called efficient.

Herman Gray rushed for 281 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries, Charles Louch added 160 yards and two TDs on seven carries, and Arbor View celebrated homecoming on its “red-out” Senior Night with a 46-23 win over Cimarron-Memorial tonight.

“It’s what we do,” Arbor View coach Dan Barnson said of his team’s ground game. “Our kids were blocking great, creating holes, and the backs were seeing the holes; that makes for a good combination.”

Gray and Louch were also quite the combination. Gray took his first carry 86 yards for a touchdown, Barnson said.

Arbor View’s Curtis Jones returned the second-half kickoff for a touchdown, and the Aggies (8-0, 3-0) also got a 27-yard TD pass from Bryce Poster to Andrew Wagner.

Barnson praised the passing game of Cimarron-Memorial, which dropped to 3-5 overall and 1-2 in Northwest play. Spartans quarterback Derek Morefield passed for 311 yards and a touchdown, hooking up with Joe Tito five times for 83 yards and a score.

“Their quarterback was really good,” Barnson said.

Now comes a showdown fans in the Las Vegas Valley have been salivating for.

“To put yourself in that situation is a pretty cool thing,” Barnson said. “You have to ride the wave of an emotional season.

“It’s an achievement for any team to go to the last game and have the opportunity to go undefeated. I’m very proud of the program, proud of the coaches. Centennial’s done the same.”

Tristan Aird can be reached at 702-259-8829 or [email protected]. Follow Tristan on Twitter at

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