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Chamere Thomas helps get Palo Verde back on track in win over Del Sol

Las Vegas Sun HS Football Media Day 2017

Christopher DeVargas

Members of the Palo Verde High School football team, from left, Nick Zuppas, Daniel Bellinger and Chamere Thomas pose for a portrait at the Las Vegas Sun’s high school football media day August 2, 2017, at the South Point.

Palo Verde wasn’t going to allow another win to slip through its grasp.

After losing two of their last three games by a total of four points, the Panthers were focused on putting Del Sol away early Thursday night. They had no problem doing that, winning 47-12 after building a 41-6 halftime lead.

“We expected to play well,” Palo Verde coach Joe Aznarez said. “We were deeply disappointed after last week’s outcome.”

Senior running back Chamere Thomas helped the Panthers channel that disappointment into aggression against the Dragons. Thomas ran for three touchdowns, while catching another.

Junior Isaiah Scott also scored a touchdown and led a two-headed rushing attack alongside Thomas. The win could help set Palo Verde in the right direction for four remaining league games that could still deliver it to the playoffs.

“We’re four points away from being 4-1,” Azanrez said. “If we can just make some plays here and there, we’ll be right there.”

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