Published Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 | 3:47 p.m.
Updated Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 | 12:58 a.m.
Results from games across the valley:
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The football teams of Basic and Coronado highs will come together at midfield tonight before their game for a moment of unity in the wake of Sunday’s mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip.
Basic assistant basketball coach Quintin Robbins, 20, was of the 59 killed in the attack, which was the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history and left nearly 500 wounded. Also killed was Metro Police Officer Charleston Hartfield, 34.
Hartfield’s son, Ayzayah Hartfield, is a sophomore tailback for Coronado and expected to play. Each team will wear helmet decals with the initials ‘CH’ under the American flag. Basic will also wear a black ‘QR’ decal for Robbins.
“We hope this can be part of the healing,” Basic coach Jeff Cahill said.
Charleston Hartfield was a popular coach with the Henderson Cowboys youth organization, which has many players on both the Basic and Coronado rosters.
Proceeds from tonight’s concession stand at Basic will go toward Robbins’ funeral. He played in the Wolves’ basketball program for four years and was so well liked that coach Leonard Taylor asked him to join the freshman team coaching staff.
Proceeds will also be contributed for the hospital expenses of Amiya Chamberlin, one of the victims. Her parents are Basic graduates.
Other schools across Las Vegas are conducting similar tributes. At Faith Lutheran, for instance, ‘702 Strong’ stickers have been added to the helmets.
This week’s slate of games, while an afterthought considering the tragedy, features games expected to be closely contested.
Las Vegas and Canyon Springs hook up in a game many feel will be for the Northeast League title, undefeated Foothill hosts Sunrise Region power Liberty, and Bonanza and Spring Valley play in the “Banner Game” rivalry.
We’ll have coverage of the pregame tribute and report on all the scores when they become final. Join the conversation on Twitter using #sunstandout.