Game of the Week: Las Vegas prevails in Bone Game

LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) - The Bone is staying at its longtime home.

Las Vegas has made it 20 straight over Rancho, prevailing 49-2 on Friday night in the Operation Football's Game of the Week.

This game is the longest rivalry game in the state of Nevada. It dates back to 1957, and the trophy is a bone.

According to Las Vegas High School, when this rivalry started, the Rancho Lettermen's Club proposed the large cow bone be the annual trophy for the game.

A father of a Rancho player was a butcher, and one of his bones became the sought after symbol of bragging rights between the two schools.

Las Vegas High School says it's still the same bone from the 1950s but has since been preserved in bronze.

The Las Vegas Wildcats, who were the visitors Friday night, will now be in possession of the bone for 20 straight games.

In other scores around the Las Vegas Valley, Arbor View topped Basic 21-14; Liberty downed Coronado 42-24; Desert Pines routed Boulder City 64-0; Foothill took care of Shadow Ridge 61-32; Bishop Gorman topped Servite 38-7; Centennial pounded Canyon Springs 58-7; and Cheyenne beat Sierra Vissta 50-6.

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