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Friday Night Roundup: In final test before league play, Las Vegas handles Coronado

Las Vegas Versus Coronado HSFB

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Las Vegas High School’s Eliam Murua (52) sprints up the field after picking up a fumble with Coronado’s Noah Seumato (39) diving from behind for a tackle to save another score on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015.

Updated Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 | 1:12 a.m.

Las Vegas High Blanks Coronado

Las Vegas High School's Hanoi Rabago, 8, dives into the end zone over Coronado's Jackson Strong, 42, during their football game on Friday, December 02, 2015. Launch slideshow »

Teams in high school football’s Division I Sunset Region begin league play tonight, meaning we likely will be flooded with lopsided final scores and games ending by the mercy rule of a running clock.

For the past five seasons the same four teams in the Sunset — Arbor View, Bishop Gorman, Centennial and Palo Verde — have each advanced to the regional semifinals. The league’s other teams, with the exception of Legacy, have struggled to fight back against the powers. The four have high enrollment numbers to build their program and other resources struggling teams desperately lack.

One look at tonight’s games is enough ammunition needed for a change. Arbor View plays Desert Oasis, Centennial takes on Bonanza, and Bishop Gorman opens local play at Shadow Ridge.

In the Sunrise Region, where five-time Sunrise champion Liberty is again the team to beat after scoring 51 first-half points last night to defeat Green Valley, teams are playing in their final tuneup before league play next week.

The games of note include: Coronado at Las Vegas, Silverado at Basic and Canyon Springs at Foothill.

In the Division I-A, Spring Valley and Mojave meet in what is expected to be the most competitive game of the night.

We’ll keep everyone posted as scores become final. Send us your game information on Twitter using #sunstandout and #702hsfb.

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Stories from games across the valley:

Rancho salvages homecoming night against Chaparral despite forfeit

Gorman avoids letdown in first local game, handles Shadow Ridge

Faith Lutheran blanks Western, 45-0

Cheyenne wins another in lopsided fashion

Moapa Valley handles Del Sol, 61-14

Clark downs Sierra Vista in defensive struggle

Dabbs throws for 4 TDs in Eldorado win over Valley

Mojave defense rises to the occasion again in win at Spring Valley

Foothill wins fourth straight by routing Canyon Springs

Arbor View defense scores as much as offense in win at Desert Oasis

Centennial goes aerial to beat Bonanza

Legacy racks up rushing yards in defeat of Durango

Sunrise Mountain continues to impress at Boulder City

Grayson leads Desert Pines to lopsided win

Basic reaches into bag of tricks against Silverado

Ray Brewer can be reached at 702-990-2662 or [email protected]. Follow Ray on Twitter at twitter.com/raybrewer21

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