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Las Vegas Sun's 2021 High School Football Media Day

Christopher DeVargas

Members of the Palo Verde High School football team are pictured during the Las Vegas Sun’s high school football media day at the Red Rock Resort on August 3rd, 2021. They include, from left, Calvin Levy, Luca Mauriello and Brady Denardin.

Paisley Nickelson broke loose for a 61-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage Friday to help the visiting Palo Verde football team beat Basic, 27-6.

Nickelson carried the ball 16 times for 200 yards and three touchdowns. Luca Mauriello also scored for the Panthers, who improved to 3-1 overall.

Palo Verde only allowed one first down in the second half, coach Joe Aznarez said. Next week, the Panthers open league play against Foothill in the competitive class 5A.

“We know what our schedule looks like,” Aznarez said. “Every game the next five weeks will be tough.”

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