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Canyon Springs-graduate Isiah Carter (42) lost his mother, April, to cancer on Sept. 16, 2013. He’s dedicated every game he’s played in to her since then, and Friday will be playing for the NAIA National Championship with Southern Oregon. PHOTO: Southern Oregon Sports Information

By W.G. Ramirez

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in the sports world, you tend to see teams accentuating uniforms with pink accessories.

So it made sense when former Canyon Springs standout Isiah Carter asked Southern Oregon coach Craig Howard if the Raiders were going to be donning pink anywhere.

Then Howard learned why he was approached by his freshman linebacker.

“He had tears in his eyes when he told me about his mom,” Howard said this past week during a phone interview from Daytona Beach, Fla., where the eighth-ranked Raiders will take on seventh-ranked Marian University (Ind.) for the NAIA Football Championship on Friday.

Last year, on Sept. 16, when Carter was a senior playing for Canyon Springs, he lost his mother, April, to cancer.

He’s been playing for her ever since.

“I said my final good bye to my mother and told her that she had nothing to worry about and I was going to make her proud,” Carter said, holding back emotions during a phone interview. “After losing her, it’s turned into every game being dedicated to her. After every game I realize that she’s been through so much more pain than me. I know she is looking down at me, and I want to do everything I can to make her proud of me.”

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Isiah Carter started his first game the same week he approached Southern Oregon coach Craig Howard about wearing pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Carter lost his mother to cancer while he was still a senior at Canyon Springs High School.

Carter’s done a good job of making her proud this season, as he started his first game the same week he approached Howard about wearing pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and hasn’t relinquished his role since. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound who graduated from Canyon Springs with a 3.7 grade point average and is majoring in business at SOU, finished fourth on the team with 75 tackles, after playing in 11 of the team’s 14 games. He recorded 10.5 tackles for loss, which ranked third on the team, and his 52 yards-for-loss ranked second-most on the team.

“It was like a light switch going on when we saw Isiah at the linebacker spot, he was so fast and so good at his position, and I’m just so pleased with this young man,” Howard said. “Some guys are homesick, or find it tough to adapt to college. This guy lost his mom, and he’s always stayed dedicated. It keeps me highly motivated to be a better coach for these young man.”

Carter’s high school coach, Hunkie Cooper, had identical thoughts of Howard, saying he was one of the finest players and young men he’s ever coached.

“I’ve been at every level, and now I coach high school football, this is a young man you can put in any circumstance and he will be successful and he will bring positivity all around him,” Cooper said. “This is a kid who is physical, he’s fast; he has a football IQ out of this world. He will play in the NFL on Sundays. He is a purpose-driven kid. He is a big, violent kid on the field. His ability and will to prepare and to be successful is unmatched, no matter what obstacles are in his way. His work ethic, his approach for the game and the way he carries himself off the field – this is an honorable man.”

Cooper said he’s always told his players to remember the game is not always about them, and to find a way to play football for someone. It’s exactly what he told Carter after his mom passed, and to remind himself when he felt he couldn’t go any more, to think of someone who is on a respirator or isn’t going to make it and do it for them.

For Carter, that’s been one person ever since. That’s why after having his wrists taped for each game, he has his mother’s birthdate and the date she passed written on the tape, along with “R.I.P Mom.”

“Isiah is a strong individual. He is one of the toughest athletes I’ve ever seen,” said former Centennial standout and Southern Oregon running back Lantz Worthington. “Any man who can go through that, in losing his mom and still playing the sport he loves. I respect and look up to him as a brother. I’ve learned that he is a hard worker and he never gives up. He is an athlete you can learn from and he will be an awesome role model for me all four years.”

Said Howard: “Here we have a freshman linebacker from Las Vegas, being able to dedicate a national championship game to his mom, that’s just something. I’m going to be a better coach because of players like Isiah. He is so dedicated he is so loyal, he is such an incredible young man.”

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Clark High senior Bobbi Floyd (center) was joined by her parents, Jodie and Gregory Sr., and nephew, Kash, during a letter-of-intent ceremony Tuesday. PHOTO: W.G. Ramirez

By W.G. Ramirez

Clark girls basketball star Bobbi Floyd was looking forward to a big week.

Not only was she planning on embarking on her senior season, she had a press conference scheduled to ‘officially’ announce she would be attending Delaware State on a basketball scholarship while her nephew, Kash, turns 2 years old on Dec. 11. She couldn’t have been any happier Sunday night, after a celebration for Kash’s birthday.

That came to an abrupt halt Monday around 3 a.m., when there was a knock at the door at the Floyd household. Kash’s mother, Monique Gittens – Floyd’s sister – died of heart failure.

“I wanted to come to school to get my mind off of it, but it was just overwhelming cause I was thinking ‘I just saw her yesterday,'” Floyd said Tuesday morning at the school. “And just like that, she was just gone.”

Nevertheless, since hearing the news that her sister passed, she’s been to school, practiced with her team and is preparing for Wednesday’s season-opener against Pahrump Valley. Tuesday morning she held a ‘mock signing’ to commemorate the letter-of-intent that is already on file at Delaware State.

Floyd didn’t have a chance to hold an official ceremony last month, and scheduled it for the day before the season, allowing her teammates, coaches, friends, Clark’s administration and all of her family to attend.

All, except Gittens.

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Bobbi Floyd was overcome with emotion when during her letter-of-intent signing, as she spoke of her sister, who passed away early Monday morning. PHOTO: W.G. Ramirez

Floyd spoke briefly to everyone, thanking them, and then she paid homage to the one relative she considered to be her best friend.

“I would like to thank my sister, Monique, even though she’s not here,” Floyd said to the gathering. “I know she’s watching over me.”

The emotional scene got to most everyone there, but Floyd said she’s using her loss as motivation for the upcoming season. Clark was ousted from the Division I-A semifinals last season, when Boulder City outscored Clark 35-7 in the second half, including a dominating 22-2 fourth quarter, en route to a 58-33 victory.

Behind a cast of blue-collar players, and fifth-year coach Mike Moulchin, Floyd is determined to get her Chargers back into the postseason, and into the state tournament.

“She’s out there leading the team this year, she’s actually helped put the (defensive) press in this year,” Moulchin said. “So she’s done a lot of things, like a player-coach, and that’s some great maturity.”

Moulchin has had Floyd on varsity since her freshman season, and said he’s seen plenty of maturity since her first season donning black and gold.

“When we first got Bobbi she crossed over from cheerleading the year before,” Moulchin said. “I saw something in her from the first day, I mean she was like any other (player), some days she was there, others she was not. We had this tall girl that was gangly, (but) we saw she had a shot; she had a lot of upside. From then to now, the big transformation for me was from junior to senior year.”

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Clark’s Bobbi Floyd signed a letter-of-intent last month, to play basketball at Delaware State. Friends, teammates, coaches and family gathered for a ‘mock signing’ to commemorate her signing. PHOTO: W.G. Ramirez

Floyd went from scoring more than 300 points her freshman year, to averaging 19.8 points and 15.6 rebounds per game last season. Add in her near 5 blocks per game, and Floyd is arguably one of the fiercest post players in Division I-A basketball, and quite possibly in the state, all around.

Moulchin said he talked with his star player over summer, explaining about her needing mental toughness for college, since she’ll be roughly 2,500 miles away from home. He explained to her that when she arrives in Dover, it’ll be an entirely different brand of hoops, with at least a handful of players better than her and another seven just as good.

What he didn’t think was she would need a boost of mental toughness to start her senior campaign, due to personal loss.

“I really didn’t expect her at practice (that first night), or for the opener against Pahrump,” he said. “But she said she made a commitment to the team. She’s committed to her family, and she’s going to be there for them too, but she’s become a leader and she’s been very big for help turning the team around.”

Said Floyd: “Now I have more meaning to this season. It’s not just playing this season just to play and ‘oh yeah I got a scholarship.’ I wasn’t sure I wanted to play these first couple of games, but then my older sister asked me ‘do you think Monique would want you to not play?’ This season is for my sister.”

So when she takes the court Wednesday night in Pahrump, she’ll have her sister’s initials on one shoe, and the date she passed on the other shoe.

“When I walk on the court, she’ll be watching me.”

(Tip time is 5 p.m. You can follow’s Floyd’s opening-game progress with the final box score on NevadaPreps.com.)

By W.G. Ramirez

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Bishop Gorman senior running back Russell Booze leads Southern Nevada with 797 yards. Photo: W.G. Ramirez

So here it is in a nutshell after Friday night’s demolition derby at Fertitta Field, the ‘apparent’ top two teams in the nation battled one another and Bishop Gorman simply outclassed St. John Bosco in a 34-31 victory.

On such a stage, in the spotlight, with a chance to officially stamp Bishop Gorman as a national power, the Gaels delivered.

I’ve watched five of their first six games, seeing three in person and two on television. They’ve shown improvement progressively, and last night, everything came together as the Gaels played like a well-oiled machine. And they couldn’t have asked for a better moment. The game was shifted from ESPNU to ESPN – the flagship station of the network – for the world to see.

And just like he’s done week after week, pounding and grinding, digging in as deep as it gets was an offensive stalwart the team has been able to depend on all season.

I’m not speaking about Alize Jones – who epitomizes the description I just gave you, and has never wavered from greatness this season – and I’m not talking about the explicit improvement by quarterback Tate Martell, whose decision-making was on point in Friday’s win.

I was referring to senior Russell Booze, who heading into Saturday night’s full slate of prep football, leads Southern Nevada with 797 yards on 96 attempts, with nine touchdowns. While averaging 8.3 yards per carry, he’s averaging 132.8 yards per game.

I won’t avoid saying that Mojave’s Ty Flanagan should pass Booze on Saturday, when the Rattlers face Faith Lutheran. But I also won’t deny this: now 60 percent through its season, Booze has arguably proved to be Gorman’s offensive MVP.

“He makes big plays, week in and week out,” Gorman coach Tony Sanchez said. “Booze is an absolute stud.”

Both Sanchez and Booze praised the offensive line first and foremost, each saying ‘if it weren’t for them,’ while also crediting running backs coach Craig Canfield for his impeccable knack for fine-tuning the backfield.

“That’s what it’s all about: if you can sustain drives and keep the clock running, especially against an explosive offense like (Bosco),” Sanchez said “You want to be able to run the ball methodically, you want to be able to take the time off the clock.”

They’re called blue-collar yards, and Booze has worn his hard hat all season, for each demolition.

While the 797-yard figure seems elementary for a top-notch running back from the valley, let me put it in better perspective, game-by-game: 65, 100, 118, 185, 170 and 159.

He’s improved each game, while literally becoming the go-to guy the entire time. Sure, Jones has been the ‘need a big play, go-to guy,’ because he can go over the middle and create a mismatch most times. But Booze, this kid runs, and runs, and runs.

As a youth, when his practice would end simultaneously with his older brother’s, he would race the running backs from the older team in 50-yard sprints, and win. Handedly. He’s always wanted to run. And he’s always been able to do it well. Whether he’s a scatback searching for a crevice in the line, or straight-on hitting the A-gap, Booze has been someone who can be coached, follows instruction and responds with the right results.

“We just run hard every practice, and we finish every run at every practice, Coach Canfield taught us that,” said Booze, whose nine touchdowns lead the team, as do his 54 points. His nine scores are 28 percent of the team’s total.

For his efforts, Booze has been the game’s leading rusher in five of Gorman’s first six games. He’s been every bit a leader to this team, as he is to his running back unit. He tends to be the calm in what can be a frenetic offense when the tempo runs high. Booze tames his unit’s occasional erratic nature.

But you wouldn’t realize he’s a leader when the headlines are generally focused on someone whose family relation has helped increase the national exposure. I mean, Snoop Dogg was part of the pregame B-roll and ended up in the booth at halftime, and UFC’s upper brass – Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White – was amidst the G Block.

Snoop’s son Cordell Broadus caught four passes for 64 yards, while Fertitta’s son, Nicco, swarmed the secondary and made his presence known on defense. SportsCenter featured Broadus and Jones, plus Bosco quarterback Josh Rosen, but missing was Booze.

After running out of the big-name players who always get publicized, Sportscenter fumbled terribly by ignoring Booze’s 80-yard TD run, most of it untouched, though his yardage did get embedded in a graphic.

Nonetheless, Booze has made a statement as a fixture in this offense.

After six games, 36 percent of his season tally came from the yards combined from each game’s longest run. What that means is 64 percent of his yards came on 92 rushes. When you take those 288 longest-run yards away from his season tally, it leaves you with 509 yards, or, 5.5 yards per those 92 other carries.

Short quick blasts, blue-collar yardage that sustains drives, just as Sanchez and Canfield prescribed.

And Booze is getting the job done, quietly.

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Arbor View senior M’Shale Easterling (standing) was involved in an tragic car accident that took his mother’s life on Sunday, and put him and his sister in the hospital. Monday night he arrived at Arbor View midway through the fourth quarter to lift his team’s spirit at the right time, vs. Sierra Vista.

By W.G. Ramirez

It’s almost chilling, what happened Monday night in the men’s basketball game between Arbor View and Sierra Vista. After all, there was somewhat of an arctic feel to the day for anyone involved with Arbor View – staff, students, parents.

One day earlier, after a 17-year-old driver ran a red light, according to police, and collided with Nneka Geter-Easterling, 42, in her Mustang. The beloved member of the parental body at Arbor View died.

Her teen-aged children, senior M’Shale and sophomore Nekea, were admitted to UMC’s trauma center. Arbor View was devastated by yet another tragedy. Personally visiting the school mid-Monday, there was a stoic feel inside. Call it bleak, if you will, as most were a tad melancholy, just saddened knowing two members of the nine-year old institution had to deal with loss.

While some were unsure of M’Shale and Nekea’s conditions, everyone knew they had survived and were to be released over the next 48 hours. Nonetheless, and as they say, the show must go on – there was a basketball game on the schedule.

Fifth-place Sierra Vista was coming, and it was Senior Night. The Aggies were coming off a heartbreaking, and somewhat controversial, loss at Durango last week, and the emotions were running high. Adding to the anxiety, M’Shale is the manager of the basketball team. His best friend, and fellow senior, Charles Porter is a key member of the team. The rest of the Aggies, well, they all love their team manager, and there they were about to take the court while their close friend was lying in a hospital bed with swelling on the brain.

Sierra Vista jumped out to an early lead in the game, until Cal Santa Barbara-bound Justin Burks drove baseline and delivered a nifty reverse lay-up to put the Aggies ahead, 12-11, with 2:31 in the first quarter. The Aggies closed the quarter on a 12-7 run and led 20-18, as senior Terrell Butler led the charge for Arbor View with seven points.

The game flow seemed erratic, as there were flashes of the “Runnin’ Aggies” the fans had become used to, and then flashes of a pedestrian team that seemed to be elsewhere, especially Porter, who was visibly shaken. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound guard didn’t seem to have a grip on the game, let alone the ball or his jump shot. After all, he had just lost someone who was like a second mother to him.

Arbor clung to its small lead over the Mountain Lions, and went into the locker room with a halftime lead of 39-32, with Butler leading all scorers with 18 points.

Halftime ceremonies included the introduction of the seniors on the team and the seniors on the cheerleading squad. And though the Grateful Red cheering section was exuberant for their Aggies, the players still seemed rattled. Something was missing. Someone, for that matter.

After both teams traded 3-point buckets to start the second half, the Lions began to stalk, and the Aggies were their prey. Sierra Vista didn’t just hang around; it closed the gap and with 1:18 left in the third quarter, and trailed by one, 53-52. At the end of the third quarter, it was the Lions who took a 57-55 lead into the final frame. The lead grew to seven, and while the Lions’ wave of blue in the visiting stands became rowdy, the Grateful Red looked more like a Painful Red, as its team looked like it couldn’t do anything right. Missed passes, booted balls, misguided shots – it looked like, at times, the Bad News Bears had taken up basketball.

At this point there’s no telling how to describe what was about to take place, though someone on social media mentioned divine intervention. The one person who could make things right and get the Aggies on track walked in. Heck, the only thing missing was a glowing light, and a church choir-like roar.

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M’Shale Easterling gave a thumbs up upon arrival at Arbor View High School on Monday night.

M’Shale walked into the gym and straight to the Arbor View bench mid-way through the quarter, while the Aggies were still battling against a seven-point deficit.

“When he came in, he said to me ‘broz I heard you’ve been playing bad, go ahead and get this W,'” Porter said. “When he told me that, it got to me and I knew I had to do it for us. It’s not just me, it’s me, him and his mom – rest in peace – but it’s for all of us, it’s not just me. We’re a family and I do it for everybody.”

Porter had three points in the game at that point, having made three of four from the free throw line. For the most part, Butler and Burks had carried the team; meanwhile, point guard Corey Moore was doing all he could to will his team together and stay out of foul trouble.

Sierra Vista had a 71-68 lead with 1:54 left in the game, and was still ahead, 75-74, with 37.5 seconds left in the game. The Aggies had a chance to take the lead with 17 seconds left, but senior Tristan Lacy’s valiant effort from the corner didn’t fall. The Lions extended their lead to 76-74 after splitting two free throws. Moore had fouled out by this time, and Porter was at the point.

“I thought it was over without Corey,” Porter said. “But M’Shale talked to me again during a timeout and said ‘broz, don’t lose this game.'”

So with four seconds left, Porter took an inbounds pass, drove down the right-hand side of the court, looked to the middle, shifted back to the right and took it straight to the rack, laying it in as time expired and the buzzer sounded. Overtime, 76-apiece.

“My mom was watching over him, making sure he was alright,” M’Shale said. “She was his good luck charm.”

The Mountain Lions had no chance from there, as the place came alive and everything was back to normal. The Aggies used a 17-4 outburst in the extra frame and sealed their win on Senior Night, 93-80.

M’Shale said he’d tried out for the basketball team as a junior and didn’t make the squad, and it was his mom who encouraged him to stick with his boys and become the manager of the team. It was a decision that made him feel like he was a part of the team.

“I told her I would do it and I would always support them,” M’Shale said. “I felt like if she wouldn’t be able to be here, she would be disappointed that I wasn’t there. I wanted to see my boys play. I don’t have no fears. Nothing can hold me back except God and I just wanted to see my boys play on Senior Night, because I’m a senior too.

“Can’t have no hospital bed hold me down. A car totaled can’t hold me down. Only thing that can hold me down is myself and God, so I’m out here supporting.”

Burks, who led all scorers with 31 points, admitted it was clearly the turning point of the game, when M’Shale walked into Arbor View’s gym, giving the team the spark it needed.

“It was really inspiring,” Burks said. “I think it’s great that Chuck got the opportunity to do that for M’Shale and his family cause he was really close with him and his mom and his sister, so I think it was just a really good moment for him.”

Butler finished with 30, while Isaiah Simmons had 13, and Porter finished with 12 for the Aggies.

“I said to myself ‘we’re not gonna lose,'” Porter added. “I did it for him and his mom and everybody else. That’s like my mom too, I’ve known her since the sixth grade and I just do it for us – we’re a family.”

And while that frost around Arbor View may have melted when Porter’s coast-to-coast layup sent the game into overtime, those feelings running up and down your spine, those are chills.

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Amid all the sports posters on Arbor View assistant coach Sam Toomer’s wall, nothing else mattered than the Battle of the Bulls trophy, which Arbor and Legacy will play for.

By W.G. Ramirez

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Last year Arbor View High School football coach Dan Barnson forgot to pull the Battle of the Bulls trophy out of the school trophy case for the Saturday team meeting before the Aggies’ annual showdown with Legacy.

This year the horns were present.

“The kids need to see it,” Barnson said, of the trophy. “They need to see it, they need to touch it – it’s an important thing. This year it’s Thursday night … and it’s fun. It’s a great competition and the trophy means something to these kids.”

To say the least, as the Longhorns and Aggies started the traditional trophy game seven years ago.  Legacy won the first three meetings, and Arbor View has won the last three. Thursday night, one of these schools will be 4-3 in the series.

“It’s a pretty big deal,” said Greg Wolfram, Arbor View High’s athletic administrator. “This game isn’t just about football, it’s about school spirit. I think everybody is aware it’s the Battle of the Bulls. Being it’s on TV … and its Battle of the Bulls … it’s pretty big.”

THURSDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

It’s not ESPN or Fox Sports, but when the teams kickoff Thursday night, they’ll be under the local television lights, as My LVTV’s weekly Thursday Night Lights broadcast is the Battle of the Bulls.

Local on-air talent Brian Blessing and Kenny White from ESPN Radio provide play-by-play commentary, while Steph McKenzie from 97.1 The Point provides sideline reporting during the game. It’ll mark the second straight week the Longhorns have been on the broadcast, as the TV crew was at Mojave last week for Legacy’s 27-6 victory against the Rattlers.

In past years the My LVTV crew has noted during the broadcast about Arbor View’s notorious Grateful Red section, which rivals any school’s fan section in town – whether the Aggies are at home or on the road.

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Arbor View High School’s Grateful Red section is one of the most spirited in Southern Nevada, whether at home or on the road. Photo: Kayla Faircloth

“We’re fortunate and it’s always been like that,” Barnson said. “We’ve always had a great fan base and support from the community, and we feel we want to put the product out there now to support the fan base.

“We get to promote our school, promote the kids, promote our fan base, the band – this is not just Arbor View football on Thursday night, this is the whole community of Arbor View and that’s the fun thing.”

This year Legacy arguably has one of its best programs since the school opened, and the enthusiasm has senior running back Casey Hughes believing his Longhorns will be well-represented for the drive up I-215, from North 5th Street to Buffalo and Grand Teton.

“We set the tone for the school ’cause we’re the football team,” Hughes said. “Student Council and other activities and sports are supporting football more this year than in the past.”

Added Arbor View senior Devon Turner: “Having it on TV just goes along with the horns.”

THE FRIENDSHIP

What most may not realize is the friendship Barnson and Legacy coach Dave Snyder share, as the two have known one another since they were six years old. They went to elementary school together, went to the same middle school and both attended the same high school.

Their fathers were legends in this town and coached against one another. Now they’re doing the same.

“Everybody has their rivalries, and Dan and I are good friends,” Snyder said. “But once the kickoff starts, we’re at war. And we both look at it the same way. After the football game we’ll shake hands.”

Added Barnson: “He’s one of my truly good friends. I can call Coach Snyder anytime. For one week we have to put everything aside, and we lay it on the line.”

And as much as the two enjoy the rivalry, and camaraderie it continues to build each year, Barnson said it’s not an easy game to coach in either.

“The flipside is it’s harder; you don’t want to beat a friend, you don’t want to lose to a friend,” Barnson said. “If they beat us he knows how I feel. If I beat him I know how he feels.”

BATTLE OF THE BULLS

Ultimately, past all the build-up, social-media trash talking, television hype and even the trophy, it comes down to the actual game, the actual Battle of the Bulls – the Arbor View Aggies and Legacy Longhorns.

And this year figures to be a dandy, with Legacy arriving with arguably the town’s most talented running back (Hughes) to face an Arbor View defense that has locked down Centennial and Coronado in consecutive weeks.

The Aggies, ranked second in the Southern Nevada Football Coaches Poll, has allowed a mere seven points in two games, and rolls into this one fresh off their 42-0 whitewash at Coronado.

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Legacy’s Casey Hughes ranks No. 1 among Division I rushers with 584 yards, while averaging 13.9 ypg.

“We’re both ball-control teams, and whoever does the best will probably come out on top,” said Snyder, whose Longhorns are ranked 8th this week in the poll. “We need to make sure our time of possession is there and we control the line of scrimmage.”

An understatement for sure, as the Longhorns would love nothing more than to open holes for Hughes, who leads all Division I rushers with 584 yards after three games. Hughes is averaging 13.9 yards per carry and has seven touchdowns.

“They are one explosive team,” Barnson said. “They can go; on any play, they can go. It’s that old mentality, try to get ’em before they get going, and if we can get to ’em before they get going I think we’re gonna do okay. They’re big up front. They have a lot of returning linemen who have went against us and what we do and we haven’t changed anything we do. It should be exciting; we just have to stop their big play.”

Turner, who doubles as a running back and defensive back for the Aggies, said he’s been impressed by the effort of his teammates at practice all week.

“It’s the fastest I’ve ever seen us practice; everyone is pretty excited,” Turner said. “And we’re focused on beating their team as a whole team. We recognize Casey as one of their top assets; you can’t approach a game against Legacy and not respect him. But we also know what our defense is capable of.”

As does Hughes, who acknowledged the same respect toward the Aggies.

“I’m not going to take anything for granted,” Hughes said. “I know they can be a physical team, but we can be just as physical and get the job done. When we lost to Palo Verde (two weeks ago), the good thing was we went out and took practice serious. Now we know how we have to prepare for that type of team, and can focus on a team like Arbor View.”

Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. Whether in person at Arbor View, or watching on My LVTV, this is one annual rivalry prep football enthusiasts, classmates and even alumni don’t want to miss.