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March 20, 2019

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high school football:

Silverado beats Spring Valley, still in contention for playoffs

LVSUN HSFB Media Day 2018

Christopher DeVargas

Members of the Silverado 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, Kana Hoapili, Andrew Woods and Jacob Mendez.

Silverado dropped its initial three Southwest League games to make the remaining three division contests feel like playoff games.

If the Skyhawks can close their schedule with three wins, they could sneak into the postseason. They won the first of those three games tonight in a 42-7 victory against visiting Spring Valley.

Jacob Mendez rushed for 140 yards and four touchdowns.

“We jumped on them in the first quarter,” Silverado coach Andy Ostolaza said. “We moved the ball well. We kept it on the ground and they had a hard time stopping it.”

Breven Palpallatoc added 80 rushing yards and a touchdown for the Skyhawks, who play Clark next week.

“We are fighting for our playoff lives,” the coach said.

Ray Brewer can be reached at 702-990-2662 or [email protected]. Follow Ray on Twitter at twitter.com/raybrewer21