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Las Vegas beats Valley for No. 2 playoff seed

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Christopher DeVargas

Members of the Las Vegas High School football team, from left, Zion Edward, Jake Bowden, Elijah Hicks and Zach Matlock pose for a portrait at the Las Vegas Sun’s high school football media day August 2, 2017, at the South Point.

Thu, Oct 26, 2017 (11:18 p.m.)

Zach Matlock returned to the lineup tonight for the Las Vegas High football team, throwing for two touchdowns in a 26-12 victory against Valley to secure the No. 2 playoff seed for the Wildcats.

Matlock, who had been injured since early October, connected with Chris Bunn and Cameron Fullow for touchdowns. It was Las Vegas’ third straight win.

“The kids are playing with a lot more confidence than early in the season,” Las Vegas coach Erick Capetillo said.

Elijah Hicks rushed for more than 200 yards and two touchdowns for Las Vegas, which scored 26 unanswered points to open the game. It hosts Foothill in next week’s Sunrise Regional quarterfinals.

Ray Brewer can be reached at 702-990-2662 or [email protected]. Follow Ray on Twitter at twitter.com/raybrewer21

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