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Friday Night Roundup: Legacy tops Sierra Vista; Mojave edges Chap

Canyon Springs Dominates Basic

L.E. Baskow

Canyon Springs head coach Gus McNair and Basic head Coach Jeffrey Cahill come together for a moment after their playoff game on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017.

Updated Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 | 1:22 a.m.

Results from games across the valley:

Faith Lutheran’s Gronauer passes for 5 TDs in playoff win against Durango

Gorman blanks Palo Verde, advances to face Faith Lutheran in Sunset semifinals

Liberty scores on first play, beats Eldorado 49-0

Desert Pines starts state title defense by beating Del Sol

Green Valley buries Valley with fast start in playoffs

Arbor View runs wild on Spring Valley

‘It’s enormous’: Sunrise Mountain wins school’s first-ever playoff game

Legacy stuffs Sierra Vista to open playoffs, sets up rematch with Arbor View

Canyon Springs routs Basic 41-0 in game of redemption

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It seems to happen each year in high school football in Las Vegas.

In the first round of the postseason, a higher seeded team goes on the road and pulls out a victory many didn’t expect. After tonight’s playoff games, there will be just 12 teams across two classifications left in Southern Nevada. If history holds true, one of those teams, if not more, could be the road team tonight.

So, which teams will be left standing?

Eliminate the powers — eight-time defending state champion Bishop Gorman, Sunrise power Liberty, Northwest champion Arbor View and reigning 3A champ Desert Pines — and there should be some close outcomes.

Northwest No. 3 seed Legacy travels to Sierra Vista for the most interesting game of the night. Sierra Vista’s lone league loss came to Bishop Gorman, while Legacy held its own against every Northwest opponent, including Arbor View. The Northwest, without debate, is the most competitive league in the state.

Northeast League champion Canyon Springs hosts Southeast No. 4 seed Basic in a rematch from earlier in the season that ended in a benches-clearing brawl. Canyon Springs coasted through league play and Basic enters on a three-game losing streak.

But Basic has, twice in the past five years, beat Canyon Springs in the playoffs, including three seasons ago when Canyon Springs was the No. 1 seed.

In the 3A, competitive games are expected when Sunrise Mountain travels to Moapa Valley and Mojave hosts Chaparral. In the season opener, Moapa Valley barely edged Sunrise Mountain.

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