Even with Centennial’s 17-14 win over Arbor View and Virgin Valley’s 14-7 victory over Boulder City factored in, the average margin among the 15 games was 34.5 points.
Marrion Macklin-Thomas ran for 163 yards and three touchdowns, and the Shadow Ridge defense forced four second-half turnovers in a road victory.
Jordan Smith caught a 95-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter and ran for a 55-yarder in the fourth in the Bulldogs’ 17-14 road victory over the Aggies on Friday.
So much has happened, such as surprising teams, fantastic finishes and the opening of Class 4A Southwest League play last week that was quite an appetizer for the rest of the league openers.
Here are some of the top performances for the week of Sept. 16 to 21
Several games around the valley were decided in the final minutes Friday, which made for an exciting night,
Breven Palpallatoc ran for 141 yards and two touchdowns on only four carries, and Silverado ran past Durango 36-28 in the Southwest League opener for both teams.
My’Quel Johnson threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Kenneth Cason with 22 seconds left, and the Chargers opened Southwest League play with a road win Friday night.
Koy Riggin threw for 233 yards and three touchdowns, and the Falcons’ defense shut down the usually potent Palo Verde ground game in a 28-13 road victory.
The Chargers’ defense has been the catalyst of the team’s 3-1 start, and it will face a Spring Valley team in the Southwest League opener that has struggled offensively.