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Run game, defense lead Palo Verde past Cimarron-Memorial

LVSUN HSFB Media Day 2018

Christopher DeVargas

Members of the Palo Verde 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, Karsonne Winters, Jonah Singer and Mike Torres.

Palo Verde’s Michael Torres and Jaylin Henderson had touchdown runs of more than 70 yards in the second half tonight in leading the Panthers to a 37-3 victory against Cimarron-Memorial.

But that wasn't the story of the night. Palo Verde coach Joe Aznarez says that belongs to his defense, which kept Cimarron star tailback Jordan Norwood to about 100 rushing yards and no touchdowns.

“We wore them out in the second half,” Aznarez said. “The defense did an amazing job on Norwood.”

Torres finished with about 150 yards, and Tyler Quinn and Charron Thomas also had touchdown runs for the Panthers. Henderson had two rushing scores.

Palo Verde outscored Cimarron 28-0 in the second half.

“Give credit to Cimarron. They came ready to play in the first half,” Aznarez said. “It took us a half to wake up. In the second half we pounded them pretty good.”

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