Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 | 4:30 p.m.
The week of August 28
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.
Anyone have a coin? This year’s Duel in the Desert is evenly matched.
Cimarron 14, Cheyenne 13
A.J. McConnico to Zavieh Harrell will be a frequent scoring connection this season.
Cheyenne 22, Cimarron 17
Traveling to the islands too much for Liberty to overcome.
St. Louis 38, Liberty 28
St. Louis (Hawaii)
As much as I love Liberty this year, this is a thankless first assignment.
St. Louis 30, Liberty 24
Arbor View wins the battle in the trenches, wins the game.
Arbor View 34, Desert Pines 22
Sincerest apologies to anyone hoping for an Arbor View drop-off this year.
Arbor View 40, Desert Pines 28
Palo Verde is better than you think.
Palo Verde 27, Coronado 13
Could be the closest game of the week.
Palo Verde 18, Coronado 10
I won’t pick against Centennial until it plays Gorman in the playoffs.
Centennial 29, Legacy 12
Longhorns will keep it close, but the Bulldogs are ultimately too much.
Centennial 24, Legacy 20
Foothill QB Devon Mueller experienced, primed for breakout season.
Foothill 41, Desert Hills 19
Desert Hills (Utah)
I know Foothill is much improved, but can’t shake memories of last year’s 41-0 loss.
Desert Hills 38, Foothill 27
I think GV will play in Sunrise title game. Still, they might go 1-4 in nonleague games.
Charter Oak 35, Green Valley 17
Charter Oak (California)
Just like last year, this game will come down to the very end.
Charter Oak 22, Green Valley 20
Sure, I’ll take the team with the 29-game losing streak.
Rancho 20, Gila Ridge 18
Gila Ridge (Arizona)
Need to see something from Rancho before I can even entertain picking Rams.
Gila Ridge 21, Rancho 6
This isn’t a homer pick. Chap has the better team.
Chaparral 40, Mojave 25
Second straight case of needing to see it to believe it.
Mojave 34, Chaparral 21
Clark too athletic for Boulder City.
Clark 27, Boulder City 23
Milan Dixon runs wild.
Clark 21, Boulder City 6
Grizzlies win another “Banner Game” rivalry.
Spring Valley 36, Bonanza 16
Bengals lose 15th straight.
Spring Valley 42, Bonanza 20
I don’t see any team slowing down Moapa Valley’s RJ Hubert this season.
Moapa Valley 33, Sierra Vista 7
Move along; no championship hangover to see here.
Moapa Valley 27, Sierra Vista 10
Desert Oasis much improved with defensive wizard Talich calling shots
Desert Oasis 20, Durango 12
I hate when I agree so strongly with Brewer.
Desert Oasis 34, Durango 18
Shadow Ridge ruins Randall Cunningham’s coaching debut.
Shadow Ridge 14, Silverado 10
Skyhawks take step towards first winning season in five years.
Silverado 20, Shadow Ridge 17
Yuma Catholic has one game under its belt; takes advantage of first-game Faith jitters
Yuma Catholic 35, Faith Lutheran 20
Yuma Catholic (Arizona)
As much as I’d like to pick the local team, it’s hard to go against a school that hardly ever loses.
Yuma Catholic 35, Faith Lutheran 21
Gorman scores last as both team light up scoreboard.
Bishop Gorman 45, Chandler 37
Gaels won’t go undefeated against out of state competition this year, but they’ll win the first one.
Bishop Gorman 36, Chandler 24
Not only do I like Sunrise Mountain to win Friday, I think the Miners will contend for the playoffs.
Sunrise Mountain 43, Western 12
On board with the Sunrise Mountain turnaround.
Sunrise Mountain 30, Western 15
Del Sol’s ground game too much for Pahrump Valley to contain.
Del Sol 19, Pahrump Valley 7
Watch out for Jey Pete this season.
Del Sol 20, Pahrump Valley 18
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