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High School Football Picks: Week 1

The week of August 24

Brewer's Picks
Last Season
155-37 (.807)

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 Season
160-32 (.833)

I saw this movie last year. Same result.
Gorman 37, Servite 10

If Gorman can’t win this one, the results of that six-game national schedule aren’t going to be pretty.
Gorman 28, Servite 20

Liberty will be battle tested come Southeast League play.
Centennial 51, Liberty 10

Wish this game was Liberty against Nevada’s Centennial. Now that would be interesting.
Centennial 49, Liberty 15

Local teams continue to struggle on the national stage.
JSerra 28, Centennial 7

Regardless of the result, it’s nice to see another Las Vegas team testing themselves against Californian competition.
JSerra 33, Centennial 20

It’s tough traveling out of state for the first time.
Pocatello 48, Spring Valley 16

How is Pocatello High’s nickname not the Potatoes?
Pocatello 49, Spring Valley 12

New look Cougars put up a good fight, but overmatched late.
Highland 33, Coronado 13

Now here’s a local team I can get behind. Coronado in an upset.
Coronado 27, Highland 24

Desert Hills already has a game under its belt for a small edge.
Desert Hills 23, Foothill 15

Desert Hills usually beats up on Nevada opponents. Not this year.
Foothill 34, Desert Hills 31

I like the Clark Chargers to break their playoff drought this season.
Clark 22, Rancho 0

For the third time in five years, the Chargers win their opener.
Clark 29, Rancho 12

The trio of Wilkes, Hough and Davis at the skilled position could be the best in the Division I-A.
Desert Pines 52, Western 6

Jaguars celebrate the dawning of a new era in grand fashion.
Desert Pines 41, Western 6

This should have been the state championship game last season.
Moapa Valley 38, Cheyenne 22

You're not going to see us pick against Moapa Valley much in this space.
Moapa Valley 42, Cheyenne 22

Boulder City doesn’t have the speed to contain Mo-Town’s Flanagan.
Mojave 32, Boulder City 19

I like Boulder City this season, but I love Mojave.
Mojave 22, Boulder City 13

Chalk one up in the win column for my Cowboys.
Chaparral 29, Pahrump Valley 23

Cowboys will beat up Trojans with their physicality.
Chaparral 27, Pahrump Valley 16

The combo of QB Garrett Leavitt to WRs Dee Bowler and Devote Milligan enjoys its coming-out party.
Virgin Valley 30, Faith Lutheran 13

Having already played one game is an edge just big enough to get the Crusaders by the Bulldogs.
Faith Lutheran 27, Virgin Valley 21

Bonanza’s Jayveon Taylor returns to his 2011 form.
Bonanza 42, Sunrise Mountain 17

New-look Bengals maul the Miners.
Bonanza 34, Sunrise Mountain 6

Snow Canyon regularly beats Southern Nevada teams in the preseason.
Snow Canyon 28, Shadow Ridge 16

Watch out for Shadow Ridge this season. Just not in this game.
Snow Canyon 51, Shadow Ridge 21

Finally, a team from the Silver State prevails against an Arizona opponent.
Green Valley 37, Basha 16

Coin flip, so I’ll take the opposite side.
Basha 21, Green Valley 20

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