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November 21, 2019

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Late TD gives Green Valley win in California

Las Vegas Sun HS Football Media Day 2017

Christopher DeVargas

Members of the Green Valley High School football team, from left, Chas Kopp, Braxton Harms, Eric Brown, Christian Mayberry, and AJ Barilla pose for a portrait at the Las Vegas Sun’s high school football media day August 2, 2017, at the South Point.

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Kalyja Waialae’s 70-yard touchdown reception with one minute to play today gave the Green Valley High football team a 42-35 victory on the road in California against El Toro High.

“He got behind the defense and we threw it over the top,” Green Valley coach Brian Castro said.

A.J. Barilla passed for two touchdowns and rushed for another for Green Valley, and Braxton Harms had two touchdowns. Christian Mayberry and sophomore Noah Hawthorne also scored for the Gators.

Reyden Morett had a 45-yard pick-six in the victory.

“It is a real big (confidence) boost,” Castro said. “We felt confident going into the year that we have some good kids. Anytime you go on the road and beat a team of that caliber, it’s a boost.”

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