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Second-ranked Panthers force six turnovers, roll past Legacy

Second-ranked Palo Verde  (9-0, 8-0 Northwest) rushed for 303 yards and six touchdowns, and forced Legacy (4-5, 3-5) into six turnovers en route to a 56-7 road victory on Thursday.

Palo Verde owns the Northwest League’s top seed for the Sunset Region playoffs and will host Durango on Nov. 4.

Lee Griggs scored three touchdowns in the second quarter, catching passes of 17 and 30 yards from Parker Rost and running 11 yards. Griggs had 90 yards rushing.

Eric South scored on runs of 2 and 5 yards in the first quarter, and Patrick Gutierrez added TD runs of 3 and 15 yards. Jacob Witham ran 19 yards for a TD.

D’Andre Hughes scored for Legacy on a 95-yard kickoff return and rushed for 79 yards.

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