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Moon Valley (Ariz.) honors late teammate with moment of silence, custom cleats

The Phoenix Moon Valley Rockets returned to the football field on Friday, their first game since the death of junior Carlos Sanchez.
Although the Rockets lost to visiting Peoria 26-0, the Moon Valley community was shining bright as they remembered Sanchez.
A 16-year-old starting linebacker who also played running back, Sanchez died last weekend after collapsing on the field during a game last Friday against Glendale Cactus. The teams completed that game as Cactus defeated Moon Valley.
Hospital officials confirmed on Sunday evening that Carlos had passed away