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High School Football Picks: Week 5

The week of September 27

Brewer's Picks
Last Week:
17-2

Season:
56-10 (.848)

Brewer vs. Keefer

Las Vegas Sun reporters Ray Brewer and
Case Keefer attempt to pick
the winning team from prep contests
across the Las Vegas area.

Keefer's Picks
Last Week:
14-5

Season:
49-17 (.742)

I feel comfortable calling Arbor View the second-best team in town behind Gorman.
Arbor View 42, Legacy 13

Legacy has one of the best teams in school history, but so does Arbor View.
Arbor View 45, Legacy 20

This one won’t be decided until the fourth quarter.
Mojave 19, Faith Lutheran 17

Still believing in the Rattlers despite their two-game skid.
Mojave 27, Faith Lutheran 22

Cheyenne picks the perfect time to get its first win — the league-opener.
Cheyenne 50, Western 0

Simply looking at their scores shows Cheyenne’s improvements this season.
Cheyenne 49, Western 8

Desert Pines too athletic for Boulder City.
Desert Pines 37, Boulder City 14

Quarterback Iquan Corsey is giving the Jaguars valuable balance on offense.
Desert Pines 39, Boulder City 28

Sunrise Mountain is improved, just not that improved.
Moapa Valley 47, Sunrise Mountain 0

Pirates defense is so good it’s going to keep the first seven opponents below double-digit points.
Moapa Valley 45, Sunrise Mountain 6

I hate picking against my Cowboys, but Virgin Valley is the real deal.
Virgin Valley 31, Chaparral 13

Garret Leavitt is going to sling the ball around with authority.
Virgin Valley 40, Chaparral 16

A Rancho victory would do wonders for this dying rivalry game.
Las Vegas 50, Rancho 0

Las Vegas extends its Bone Game streak, which began in approximately 1492.
Las Vegas 70, Rancho 0

Basic might be the area’s best team without a win.
Basic 35, Valley 12

Angry Wolves get a chance to take out some of their frustration.
Basic 42, Valley 14

I hate complaining about the schedule, but Palo Verde shouldn’t have its home opener Sept. 27.
Palo Verde 41, Silverado 18

Speaking of Palo Verde’s schedule, it’s been brutal. Skyhawks are another tough opponent.
Palo Verde 28, Silverado 20

Liberty is the most improved team in town — odd to say that about a three-time defending Sunrise champion.
Liberty 40, Durango 7

Watch out, Nevada. Liberty is back to pick on teams in its own state.
Liberty 34, Durango 14

Cimarron wins its third straight to open the season.
Cimarron 41, Eldorado 6

Cimarron’s defense is stingy as usual.
Cimarron 30, Eldorado 6

No matter who is at quarterback, Foothill will score in big bunches.
Foothill 43, Sierra Vista 13

Mountain Lions will keep it respectable.
Foothill 36, Sierra Vista 21

”The Banner Game” will be closely contested this year — until Bonanza pulls away.
Bonanza 34, Spring Valley 19

Crazy things happen in rivalry games, so don’t count Spring Valley out of this one.
Bonanza 31, Spring Valley 28

Shadow Ridge gets healthy in a rare meeting against a Southeast League opponent.
Shadow Ridge 33, Del Sol 9

These two teams are moving in opposite directions.
Shadow Ridge 42, Del Sol 13

The Canyon Springs defense may be the best in the Sunrise Region.
Canyon Springs 26, Desert Oasis 7

Pioneers will have a perfect record going into their final two games.
Canyon Springs 22, Desert Oasis 13

Pahrump could make some noise in league play.
Pahrump Valley 30, Clark 16

Chargers remain underrated.
Clark 27, Pahrump Valley 25

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