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September 19, 2018

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Foothill controls Palo Verde in near-flawless fashion

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Christopher DeVargas

Members of the Foothill High football team pose for a photo at the Las Vegas Sun’s high school football media day Tuesday July 31, 2018 at the Red Rock Resort and Casino. They include, from left, Julian Bradley, Braeden Wilson, Jordan Wilson and Jordan Blakely.

Last season, Foothill edged Palo Verde by a point in the final seconds to make for one of the best high school football games of the year.

The Falcons allowed no such drama against the Panthers this season. Foothill won its home opener, improving to 2-0 on the season with a 24-7 win over Palo Verde.

Foothill smashed Palo Verde from the beginning, taking a 10-0 lead in the first quarter and extending it to 17-0 by halftime. Jordan Wilson led the Falcons with a pair of touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving.

Fellow senior playmaker Jordan Blakely had Foothill’s other touchdown with a reception from junior quarterback Koy Riggin, who was effective for a second straight week.

Palo Verde dropped to 1-1 with the loss.

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