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Durango’s football team held Valley to minus-10 yards in the first half Thursday en route to a 40-0 road victory that snapped a 16-game losing streak.
Preseason capsule information for the area’s football teams, as submitted by coaches.
Palo Verde has high expectations this season, and expects to compete with the top teams in the Northwest League
An experienced offensive line should be key for Foothill’s football team this fall.
Arbor View quarterback Hayden Bollinger has the look of a prototypical pocket passer. But with the Aggies running an offense where the quarterback generally throws more blocks than passes, most area fans aren’t sure what kind of arm the 6-foot-3-inch, 220-pound Bollinger actually has.
First-year coach Stan Davis looks to continue the rebuilding project at Rancho.
Massive offensive lineman Ryan Scoggins should be a key cog for Silverado this season. Scoggins did not play on the varsity last season after transferring from Bishop Gorman.
Twin brothers Tyrell and Terrence Brooks are back to lead the Mountain View offense. The pair will make up one of the toughest one-two punches in the Class 2A Southern League.
With several key returnees back, Las Vegas looks like the team to beat in the Northeast. The Wildcats were third in the league behind Liberty and Silverado last season, but both of those teams shifted to the Southeast League with realignment this year.
Quarterback K.C. Moore passed for 1,430 yards and 12 TDs as a junior, and should carry a heavy offensive load for Spring Valley.
Derek Wagstaff, who rushed for 1,242 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior, is back to lead Needles and should be one of the top two-way players in the Class 2A Southern League.
Quarterback Oscar Aliaga made big strides between his sophomore and junior seasons and is back to lead Sierra Vista as it moves up to Class 4A.
The high school football season kicks off this week, and there will be two televised games involving local teams. But not all football broadcasts are created equal.