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Friday night roundup: Arbor View tops Legacy; Green Valley downs Basic

Green Valley Dominates Basic

L.E. Baskow

Green Valley’s Reyden Morett (81) extends for a long pass attempt in the end zone with Basic’s Dorian Ivan McAllister (21) defending in the Henderson Bowl high school football game Friday, October 13, 2017.

Updated Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 | 12:18 a.m.

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Rivalries galore

Hammer, bell, bowl, bulls, roses and more. Ray Brewer and Case Keefer discus the numerous rivalry games taking place across the valley in this week's slate of high school football games.

Results from games across the valley:

Bishop Gorman records fourth straight shutout in 64-0 win

Las Vegas grabs first win, looks ahead to ‘Bone Game’ with Rancho

Foothill’s Riggin passes for 3 TDs in Victory Bell win

Faith Lutheran scores 36 unanswered to open game against Shadow Ridge

Chaparral uses rushing attack to down Del Sol

Virgin Valley keeps the hammer for a second straight year

‘Battle of Bulls’ lives up to name in Arbor View win over Legacy

Lateraled interception return part of Liberty’s rout over Coronado

Sunrise Mountain clamps down defensively against Pahrump Valley

Spring Valley stymies Clark

Palo Verde returns to roots for victory over Cimarron-Memorial

Sierra Vista locks up sixth straight win by beating Durango

Green Valley uses defense, running game to win Henderson Bowl

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In rivalry games, regardless of the sport, the perceived underdog team frequently pulls off the upset. At the very least, they keep the game competitive.

That theory could hold true tonight in high school football games across Las Vegas.

Arbor View hosts Legacy in the Battle of the Bulls in the Northwest League, and at least on paper, should win the game. Arbor View, after all, hasn’t lost a league game since 2015. But Legacy’s running game is tough to contain, and the Longhorns have plenty of well-put-together and talented players.

More important, they’ll be motivated for the rivalry — where the winner gets possession of fake bull horns.

Emotions will also be high in a pair of community rivalries.

Moapa Valley hosts Virgin Valley in the “Hammer Game,” looking to avenge last season’s 14-7 defeat to Virgin Valley. It was the Bulldogs’ first win in seven seasons against the school located about 45 miles apart.

The Henderson Bowl between Basic and host Green Valley is also tonight, and both coaches said this week the matchup appears to be even. Basic has won the last two meetings in the rivalry dating back to 1991 when Green Valley opened to become Henderson’s second high school.

Other rivalry games of note tonight include: Foothill and Silverado in the Victory Bell game and Liberty at Coronado in the “Rose Bowl.”

And while there’s no offical rivalry, the proximity of schools in league games between Chaparral at Del Sol, Eldorado at Las Vegas, and Durango at Sierra Vista will surely stir emotions between players.

We’ll keep everyone posted as scores become final. Check back later for more.

Ray Brewer can be reached at 702-990-2662 or [email protected]. Follow Ray on Twitter at twitter.com/raybrewer21