Published Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 | 6 p.m.
Updated Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 | 12:18 a.m.
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:
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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.
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.