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August 19, 2019

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‘Things starting to click’ for Green Valley QB in lopsided victory

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Christopher DeVargas

Green Valley High football players Austin Warhop, Brayon Williams, David Berg, and David Vazquez before the 2015 Season.

If there was any question that Green Valley had found its rhythm on offense after its 28-10 win over Coronado last week, the Gators answered it by scoring 54 points Thursday night, and only taking 38 offensive plays to do it.

The Gators (4-4, 2-1), once again led by junior quarterback A.J. Amelburu, are back at .500 for the season after a dominating 54-7 performance against a struggling Eldorado team.

Amelburu threw two touchdowns on the night — one to Brayon Williams and another to Ryan Becker.

“(Amelburu) has done a good job for us lately,” Green Valley coach Brian Castro said. “Things are starting to click for him, and he’s really understanding what we need from him under center. He’s just got to continue to build on that.”

But while the two-game win streak has Green Valley’s spirits up, the Gators know what awaits them in the playoffs in two weeks. And with losses to Arbor View, Liberty and Basic, Castro knows what the team has to solve before it can be ready for a deep run in the playoffs.

“We feel like we need to run the football and be consistent with that and everything else will open up from there,” Castro said.

Thursday night could be a good omen. Senior back Austin Warhop ran for two touchdowns, and Kawika Jones scored another on the ground.

The win sets up a battle for second place in the Southeast Division next Friday between Green Valley and Foothill.

Jesse Granger can be reached at 702-259-8814 or [email protected]. Follow Jesse on Twitter at

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