You can easily label the Henderson Bowl, the annual high school football game between Basic and Green Valley, as the best rivalry in Southern Nevada. This the 26th installment of the game. It was started in the early 1990s when Green Valley opened as Henderson’s second school in creating a natural rivalry with Basic, Henderson’s first. Both schools have tremendous community support, so much that 5,000 fans are expected tonight at Basic. And at Basic, you have that hometown feel that’s generally absent in Las Vegas — everyone knows each other and waits all season for this game.
Jacob is an AP honors student who has a weighted GPA of 4.1 and does an extremely good job at maintaining his good grades while being involved in various sports and activities. Jacob is part of the varsity football, basketball and volleyball teams. Jacob is looking at possibly attending Colorado School of Minds for Engineering. Jacob is an outstanding students and we are proud he is receiving this award.
Brock is a 3 year Varsity football player and in his second year as a Captain. He has been voted an ‘All Conference’ player as well as named in the Las Vegas Sun All City team. This year will mark his 3rd year earning a varsity letter this past summer. Brock was invited to Boy’s State Leadership Camp.
In 2010, Vince led the Basic Wolves to a third straight victory over Green Valley, something that had never been accomplished in the history of the rivalry. In that game, Vince accounted for 199 yards of offense and scored two touchdowns. In the final moments of the game, with Basic trying to run out the clock, he took the ball and headed for the first down. As he reached out for the first down he injured his knee but in the process secured a victory for the Wolves. He truly gave everything he had for the victory in this rivalry and that is why we nominated him for the Henderson Bowl Hall of Fame.
Christian Played 3 years in the Henderson Bowl as our quarterback. During that time Green Valley won each of those games. Christian played a vital role in those wins with his ability to run and pass the ball. One of his best attributes as a player is his ability to extend plays and get the ball down field to open receivers. In the last two years playing in the Henderson Bowl Christian completed 73% of his passes for almost 500 yards, 6 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing. Christian is currently playing football in Arizona, so accepting this award is Emir Lopez.