The Henderson Bowl has remained the most significant game of the season for these two schools. Green Valley leads the all-time series 13-8 thanks to its domination in the mid-to-late 1990’s, when the Gators won six games in a row. Basic had won the past three contests, the most consecutive games it has won in the rivalry, until last year when the Gators reclaimed the championship.


Christian Lopez
Green Valley


Zachary Tritsch


Zach is a 2-year letterman on the varsity football team and has participated in many clubs such as robotics, ski and the snowboard club, DECA, and National Honor Society. He has a 4.2 weighted grade point average and was the team’s leading tackler last year. He is currently looking to pursue a school for football and mechanical engineering.
Tyler Topham

Green Valley

Tyler has been a varsity starter the past two seasons. He is a valedictorian candidate with a perfect 4.8 GPA and is a member of LDS church. After graduation, his goal is to attend Stanford University or New Mexico Tech and major in engineering. Tyler would like to thank his mother and father for the support and encouragement throughout his life.


Robert Fairman


Robert was the 2008 Henderson Player of the Year. He led the Wolves to the Bowl and Division Championship with 119 yards rushing, 139 yards passing along with 4 touchdowns. He went on to earn a scholarship to play at Northern State University and later Whittier College in California. He is currently finishing his degree in Special Education and is also assistant coach at Basic High School.
Aaron Love

Green Valley

Aaron played in the Henderson Bowl in 2010 and 2011. In 2011 Aaron Love carried the ball 20 times for 270 yards and 2 touchdowns. During the game there were several lead changes and the last 5 minutes of the game basic took the lead 33 to 30. Aaron took a hand-off 50 yards to set up the touch down. The Gators won 36-33 and ended a 3 year Basic winning streak


Green Valley did a fantastic job on Basic standout receiver Devonte Boyd who entered the game with 23 catches for 491 yards and nine TDs in the first three games. He was held to only two catches for 15 yards; including a 9-yard TD pass that put Basic up, 20-10. But Green Valley’s defense kept Basic without a first down on its final four possessions. Green Valley’s Hernandez rushed for 50 yards and a touchdown in the second half and had a key kickoff return, and Lopez ran for two second-half scores to lead the Gators to 31-27 victory over Basic.