Rafa Lucio, Esteban Paz and David Figueroa each scored a goal to lead Eldorado to a boys soccer victory over Chaparral on Wednesday.
Legacy hosted Eldorado in a boys soccer game Tuesday afternoon. Eldorado won 8-2.
Moapa Valley lost a deep and talented senior class after last year’s 12-0 season and state championship but is still No. 1 to open the season.
Moapa Valley and Virgin Valley have established themselves as the top programs in the Class 3A Southern Region, but charter and inner-city schools are improving.
Moapa Valley doesn’t have much varsity experience back after a senior-laden team ran to an undefeated season and the Class 3A state championship last year.
Yuval Cohen, who scored 40 goals last season and won Gatorade State Player of the Year honors for Palo Verde, has had tryouts with MLS clubs and won’t play for the Panthers.
No. 1 Moapa Valley hosts No. 2 Virgin Valley in the Hammer Game on Friday, with the winner claiming the Class 3A Mountain League crown.
Clark has built on its 2019 success with a 6-1 start, while an upstart Eldorado team looks to be the latest to turn its fortunes around with meaningful late-season games.
Moapa Valley, the No. 1 team in the Review-Journal’s Class 3A rankings, will step out of league play to meet 4A Clark this week.
Moapa Valley remains No. 1 and Virgin Valley is back at No. 2 in the Review-Journal’s Class 3A rankings, while the rest of the rankings were shaken up after a wild week.