Brylie Tavares-Bright scored three goals for Spring Valley, which defeated host Valley in a girls soccer match on Tuesday.
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.
The Bishop Gorman boys and Desert Oasis girls claimed their first cross country state championships at the Class 4A meet Friday.
Moapa Valley and Pahrump Valley earned byes to open the Class 3A football playoffs, while Virgin Valley and SLAM Nevada will host first-round games.
Deandre Gholar’s 1-yard touchdown run with a minute left gave Valley a victory over Rancho on Thursday night to clinch a spot in the Class 3A playoffs.
The Clark County School District has installed a turf football field at all 34 of its high schools over the past two years, a change that has been well-received.
Desert Pines will host Mojave at 7 p.m. Friday in the first installment of the Air Space Showdown.
Moapa Valley’s experience showed in an opening 48-12 win over Eldorado. The Pirates are No. 1 in the Review-Journal’s Southern Nevada 3A rankings for Week 1.
Moapa Valley had several underclassmen who gained valuable experience in the spring, including the feeling of a rivalry win over Virgin Valley in the Hammer Game.