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.
Longhorns defensive coordinator A.J. Lewis challenged his players at halftime and reminded them of the three ingredients he instills every game: calm down, focus and play their game.
The Jaguars’ Darrien Stewart returned the opening kickoff 70 yards for a touchdown, and Darnell Washington had six receptions for 127 yards and two touchdowns.
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.
Unbeaten Centennial travels to Arbor View in a Northwest League opener Friday night that could go a long way toward determining its champion.
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.