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September 20, 2019

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Spring Valley stymies Clark

Las Vegas Sun HS Football Media Day 2017

Christopher DeVargas

Members of the Spring Valley High School football team, from left, Kash Jenkins, Clark Genneken, Sylo Staton and Giovanni Reyes-Estrada pose for a portrait at the Las Vegas Sun’s high school football media day August 2, 2017, at the South Point.

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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.

Spring Valley tinkered with its pass defense in practice this week.

The adjustments paid off, as the Grizzlies shut down Clark’s passing game en route to a 27-8 victory in a league game at home Friday night.

“We just played smart, assignment ball,” Spring Valley coach Marcus Teal said. “Everyone got involved.”

Senior cornerback Mitchell Otis was the leader of the revamped secondary, picking off two Clark passes. Junior Austin Connors also had an interception.

Offensively, Spring Valley did enough to never need to sweat the outcome. The Grizzlies raced out to a 21-0 lead with senior Kevin Benoza Jr. piling up more than 130 yards and a touchdown. Senior Clark Genneken scored the first two touchdowns of his career, with senior Kash Jenkins accounting for the other touchdown.

Clark threatened to mount a comeback on a couple of occasions, but Spring Valley always seemed to come up with a timely turnover or stop.

Case Keefer can be reached at 702-948-2790 or [email protected]. Follow Case on Twitter at