Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008 | 2:55 p.m.
The week of November 28
Brewer vs. Hinckley
Home News sports editor Ray Brewer and
sports reporter Brent Hinckley attempt to pick
the winning team from prep contests
across the Las Vegas area.
Las Vegas High has the valley's most balanced offensive attack with running back Reggie Bullock and quarterback Emir Lopez leading the charge. But the Wildcats aren't nearly as effective defensively. That will spell trouble against a Palo Verde team which scored 50 points last week to win the Sunset Regional title against Bishop Gorman. The bottom line is that Palo Verde has too many weapons, and too much speed, for an outmanned Las Vegas squad.
Palo Verde 43, Las Vegas 16
The city's two most dominant programs meet for the first time since the 2005 state semifinals, which Las Vegas won 6-0. Expect this year's game to be higher scoring as both squads have outstanding offenses. The Torin Harris-led Panthers move on to the state championship.
Palo Verde 26, Las Vegas 24
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