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Week 7 high school football: LQ takes down PD in instant classic; CV outlasts YV in DVL title tilt

Week 7 of the high school football season is one to remember.

La Quinta knocked off their biggest rival Palm Desert to retain the Flag for the first time since 2016, winning in the final minute on their home field.

Also, in a highly anticipated DVL game between Yucca Valley and Coachella Valley, the Arabs outlasted the Trojans to take full control of the league, likely en route to another title.

The Flag Game

Palm Desert - 34@La Quinta - 41F

Ramon Road Rivalry

Palm Springs - 43@Rancho Mirage - 7F
Yucca Valley - 39@Coachella Valley - 40F
Desert Mirage - 0@Cathedral City - 33F
Desert Hot Springs - 12@Banning - 14F
Indio - 23@Twentynine Palms - 0F


  • Shadow Hills 35 at Xavier Prep 0

The Flag Game between Palm Desert and La Quinta is our featured game. The Aztecs and Blackhawks renew their rivalry and longstanding dislike for one another. PD has won 6 of the last 10 matchups, including 5 straight.

The Ramon Road Rivalry is relatively new and much more civil in comparison to PD-LQ. Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage share the same street and also share a mutual respect for each other's program.

As for the DVL, the Yucca Valley-Coachella Valley matchup is one many have been waiting to watch. The Trojans and Arabs, going toe-to-toe in Thermal, likely to decide the league title as the clear top two teams this season.

Click HERE for the full 2022 schedule.

Be sure to stay with Sports Director Blake Arthur and Bailey Arredondo throughout the season for complete coverage of local high school football.

Watch the Best Local Sports Show every Friday night at 11 for highlights, scores, interviews and more from our local high school teams.

Editor's Note: If you notice an error or would like to report a scheduling change, please contact Blake Arthur at Thank you!

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Blake Arthur

Sports Director Blake Arthur joined the KESQ/CBS Local 2 team in August of 2015. Learn more about Blake here.

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Bailey Arredondo is a Sports Anchor/Reporter for KESQ News Channel 3. He joined the Desert’s News Leader in January 2022 here.


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