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October 16, 2017

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Friday night roundup: Basic, Coronado pay tribute to fallen officer

Coronado sophomore Ayzayah Hartfield’s dad, Charleston, one of 59 dead in Sunday’s shooting

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Coronado and Basic players and coaches come together at midfield in a pregame tribute to Charleston Hartfield, the off-duty Metro officer who died during Sunday’s shooting. His son, Ayzayah Hartfield, plays for Coronado.

Updated Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 | 12:58 a.m.

Results from games across the valley:

Pahrump Valley football beats Cheyenne, 35-14

Shadow Ridge takes down Centennial, improves to 3-1 in league

Liberty closes with 36 unanswered points in win over Foothill

Arbor View uses long TD run from punter in win against Palo Verde

Faith Lutheran wins third straight game

Canyon Springs’ Burton too much for Las Vegas to contain

Durango football wins nonleague game against Del Sol

Tyree Hayes, Trayvon Ward lead Sunrise Mountain to big win over Western

Moapa Valley piles on points late to pull away from Chaparral

Green Valley encounters no problems in putting away Silverado

Spring Valley takes the banner back from Bonanza

Sierra Vista’s entire roster contributes in shutout victory over Desert Oasis

Desert Pines’ sophomore class making strides, winning games

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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.

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The football teams at Basic and Coronado highs will wear this decals in honor of fallen Metro Officer Charleston Hartfield, who was one of the 59 deceased in the massing shooting on the Las Vegas Strip. Hartfield's son, Ayzayah, plays for Coronado

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.

Ray Brewer can be reached at 702-990-2662 or ray.brewer@lasvegassun.com. Follow Ray on Twitter at twitter.com/raybrewer21