Basic and Las Vegas High had no problem scoring points Friday night, but it was a defensive play that sealed the win for the Wolves.
Sean Riley came up with an interception with a minute left to secure a 50-43 road win for Basic over the Wildcats.
Basic quarterback Anthony Vega threw three TD passes and added a rushing score. Demarion Matthews had two TD receptions to help Basic (4-2, 3-1 Class 5A Division II), and Zuri Whiters had a TD reception.
Brandon Griffin and Boston Wren each added a rushing TD for the Wolves.
Silvian David returned an interception for a touchdown for the Wolves, who play at Clark at 6 p.m. Friday. Las Vegas (1-5, 0-3) plays at Sierra Vista at 6 p.m. Friday.
— Coronado 33, Palo Verde 6: At Palo Verde, the Cougars’ defense created five turnovers to lead Coronado (3-3, 1-2 Class 5A Division I) past Palo Verde (2-3, 1-0 Class 5A Division III).
Aiden Krause threw two TD passes — one to Scott Holper and the other to Isaiah Bottley — and had a rushing score. Skyler Jackson added a rushing TD for the Cougars.
Coronado hosts Desert Pines, which had to forfeit its game against Liberty as a punishment from a postgame fight against Arbor View last week, at 6 p.m. Friday, and Palo Verde hosts Spring Valley at 6 p.m. Friday.
— Foothill 21, Sierra Vista 12: At Sierra Vista, William Barker returned an interception 60 yards for a touchdown to help the Falcons (6-1, 3-0 Class 5A Division II) hold off the Mountain Lions (2-3, 1-3).
Avant Gates scored on a 1-yard TD run, and Chase Kennedy had a 15-yard TD catch for Foothill.
Foothill hosts Green Valley at 6 p.m. Friday, and Sierra Vista hosts Las Vegas at 6 p.m. Friday.
— Green Valley 43, Durango 27: At Green Valley, Trey Glasper caught two TD receptions and added a defensive TD on a pick-six as the Gators (2-4, 2-1 5A Division II Southern) took control in the second half for a win over the Trailblazers (1-5, 0-4).
Quarterback Jack Thow added three TD passes to help Green Valley, which plays at Foothill at 6 p.m. Friday. Durango hosts Faith Lutheran, which had a bye this week, at 6 p.m. Friday.
— Legacy 49, Spring Valley 0: At Legacy, the Longhorns (3-3, 3-0 5A Division III Southern) led 21-0 at halftime and rolled to a win over the Grizzlies (1-4, 0-3).
Legacy hosts Arbor View, which had to forfeit its game against Bishop Gorman as a punishment from a postgame fight against Desert Pines last week, at 6 p.m. Friday, and Spring Valley plays at Palo Verde at 6 p.m. Friday.
— Canyon Springs 44, Del Sol 6: At Canyon Springs, Tysean McCraney threw two touchdown passes, and the Pioneers (5-0, 3-0 Class 4A Mountain League) scored four rushing touchdowns to roll past the Dragons (1-5, 1-3).
Armando Lewis and Reggie Armstead each caught a touchdown pass for Canyon Springs. Eric Mosley, Mychal Johnson, Jimone Jimerson and DeAndra Cobb each had a rushing touchdown for the Pioneers.
Jeremiah Richardson added an interception for Canyon Springs, which plays at Chaparral, a 40-0 winner over Valley, at 6 p.m. Friday. Del Sol travels to Cadence at 6 p.m. Friday.
— Cadence 48, Western 6: At Western, sophomore Kellon Trubey rushed for three TDs and passed for another as the Cougars (3-3, 1-2 4A Mountain League) rolled to a victory over the Warriors (0-6, 0-3 4A Desert League).
Nixon Gasperosky added a scoring punt return and a TD reception to help Cadence, which hosts Del Sol at 6 p.m. Friday. Western plays at Bonanza at 6 p.m. Friday.
— Mojave 38, Bonanza 7: At Bonanza, Caleb Asato threw four TD passes to lead the Rattlers (3-2, 3-0 4A Desert League) past the Bengals (1-4, 1-3).
Aldren Nacion led the defense with 11 tackles for Mojave, which plays at Cheyenne at 6 p.m. Friday. Bonanza hosts Western at 6 p.m. Friday.
— Somerset-Losee 43, Cheyenne 0: At Cheyenne, Kieran Daniel racked up three rushing TDs to help the Lions (4-2, 2-1 4A Desert League) rout the Desert Shields (1-4, 1-1).
Malachi Johnson added two rushing TDs for Losee, which compiled 300 yards on the ground. The Lions host Rancho, which lost 46-8 Thursday at Centennial, at 6 p.m. Friday, and Cheyenne hosts Mojave at 6 p.m. Friday.
— Sunrise Mountain 49, Eldorado 21: At Eldorado, the Miners (5-1, 4-0 4A Mountain League) took control early to beat the Sundevils (1-4, 0-3).
Sunrise Mountain led 27-0 at halftime. The Miners play at Canyon Springs at 6 p.m. Friday, and Eldorado hosts Valley at 6 p.m. Friday.
— Moapa Valley 49, Mater East 15: At Mater East, Talon Schraft completed seven of 14 passes for 127 yards and two TDs to lead the Pirates (5-2, 3-1 3A Southern League) past the Knights (3-3, 1-3).
Shandon Matheson carried 13 times for 79 yards and added a 46-yard TD reception to help Moapa Valley, which hosts Pahrump Valley, which lost 28-20 at Democracy Prep, at 7 p.m. Friday. Mater East hosts The Meadows at 7 p.m. Friday.
— SLAM Academy 50, The Meadows 0: At The Meadows, the Bulls (5-1, 4-0 3A Southern) led 26-0 after a dominant first half and cruised to a victory over the Mustangs (1-4, 0-4 3A Southern).
SLAM Academy hosts Virgin Valley, which lost 28-14 at Boulder City, at 6 p.m. Friday, and The Meadows travels to Mater East at 7 p.m. Friday.
— Lake Mead Academy 58, Lincoln County 6: At Lake Mead Academy, Jerry Meyer III threw for 302 yards and seven touchdowns as the Eagles (4-1, 1-0 Class 2A Southern League) rolled the Lynx (2-3, 0-1) in their league opener.
Gavin Rhodes had two interceptions for Lake Mead. The Eagles lost to Lincoln County twice last season, 42-41 in the regular season and 10-7 in the Southern Region playoffs.
Lake Mead plays at White Pine at 7 p.m. Friday, and Lincoln County hosts GV Christian at 7 p.m. Friday.