Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010 | 6 a.m.
The week of September 24
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.
Mark my words, Palo Verde won't be challenged until late November.
Palo Verde 38, Cheyenne 20
Palo Verde needs to be ready for a battle because Cheyenne is capable of giving it one.Palo Verde 35, Cheyenne 27
Liberty is the class of the Southeast.
Liberty 32, Basic 16
After last week's game a Basic coach told his team, "No one is going to pick us against Liberty." Hate to say it, but he's probably right.
Liberty 21, Basic 17
Silverado has to be perfect the rest of the way.
Silverado 44, Coronado 12
Skyhawks absolutely have to stop turning the ball over. They have thrown six interceptions in the past two weeks.
Silverado 34, Coronado 16
Del Sol notches crucial league win.
Del Sol 33, Foothill 27
Possibly the the week's best matchup, but Preston Goroff doesn't let his team lose must-win games.
Del Sol 31, Foothill 30
Don't count out the Jaguars yet.
Desert Pines 39, Valley 6
Hard not to be impressed with Desert Pines' blowout against Eldorado last week. Expect another one.
Desert Pines 40, Valley 0
Eldorado will make the playoffs this year.
Eldorado 45, Sunrise Mountain 0
Playoffs or not, this one won't be close.
Eldorado 36, Sunrise Mountain 7
Here's hoping Las Vegas coach Chris Faircloth goes easy on my alma mater.
Las Vegas 50, Chaparral 18
Grab your concessions for the Marquan Major show.
Las Vegas 56, Chaparral 6
Canyon Springs is a sleeping giant.
Canyon Springs 48, Rancho 18
The Rams come devastatingly close to pulling the upset.
Canyon Springs 35, Rancho 27
This will be Gorman's biggest test in league play.
Bishop Gorman 39, Desert Oasis 12
What would be a bigger upset, a Desert Oasis victory or me leading Brewer by five games in the picks? Only one is happening.
Bishop Gorman 42, Desert Oasis 6
Great opportunity for Bonanza players to add to their stats.
Bonanza 58, Pahrump Valley 9
Another lopsided loss for Pahrump Valley.
Bonanza 63, Pahrump Valley 6
Upset special. Take the Grizzlies in this crucial Southwest game.
Spring Valley 19, Durango 17
Finally, Brewer and I wind up on different sides.
Durango 24, Spring Valley 14
This would have been the game of the week in the 1970s.
Clark 34, Western 15
The Chargers are a solid team. The Warriors are not.
Clark 28, Western 6
Christian Brown is too much for Legacy.
Cimarron 35, Legacy 20
Tempted to go with the upset, but Legacy has let me down too many times this year.
Cimarron 24, Legacy 23
Always a good idea to schedule Mojave for your homecoming game.
Centennial 40, Mojave 0
Spirits are high at Centennial after last week's dramatic win.
Centennial 36, Mojave 12
Arbor View remains undefeated. Wow.
Arbor View 30, Shadow Ridge 16
Arbor View is the surprise team of the year.
Arbor View 28, Shadow Ridge 20
Long drive for Green Valley to lose to a 3A school.
Moapa Valley 30, Green Valley 12
Moapa Valley beat Foothill 45-13 last year. Pirates terrorize another Southeast opponent this year.
Moapa Valley 31, Green Valley 16
Faith Lutheran needs a game like this to get back on track.
Faith Lutheran 40, Boulder City 0
The Crusaders need to save their season from slipping away after two straight losses.
Faith Lutheran 49, Boulder City 13
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