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September 19, 2019

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High School Football Picks: Week 5

Neither Ray Brewer nor Case Keefer encountered any problem in prognosticating last week’s game between top-five ranked opponents.

Keefer liked Liberty to beat Centennial by 18 points; Brewer labeled a 14-point margin. They were pretty close, as No. 2 Liberty thumped then-No. 3 Centennial 27-7.

The pressure is on to keep up the accuracy on this week’s pairing of top-five teams, where both Brewer and Keefer are on the same side once again. Will Basic at Arbor View prove a closer matchup?

Look below to find out their picks on the game of the week as well as Friday’s other 17 contests around the valley.

The week of September 25

Brewer's Picks
Last Week
16-2 (.888)
59-14 (.808)

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
16-2 (.888)
57-16 (.780)

Gorman beats Servite every season.
Gorman 43, Servite 13

Servite (Calif.)
Bishop Gorman

Blink, and you might miss a Biaggio Ali Walsh touchdown run.
Bishop Gorman 38, Servite 10

Another victory for the Wildcats in the state’s best rivalry game.
Las Vegas 37, Rancho 16

Make it two full decades without a loss in the Bone Game for Vegas.
Las Vegas 48, Rancho 15

Game is closer than you expect.
Arbor View 30, Basic 22

Matchup is so close that I would side with the home team either way.
Arbor View 21, Basic 20

With or without Dedeaux, Liberty wins this rivalry game.
Liberty 38, Coronado 20

The Patriots have no major weaknesses.
Liberty 34, Coronado 13

Before the city expanded, this would have been one of the games of the week.
Bonanza 23, Eldorado 13

Watch out for Bonanza’s R.J. McCarter.
Bonanza 26, Eldorado 14

Foothill continues to put up lopsided numbers on offense.
Foothill 43, Shadow Ridge 13

This would be my “closer than you think” game of the week.
Foothill 34, Shadow Ridge 25

Centennial’s offense takes a step in the right direction.
Centennial 30, Canyon Springs 8

Savon Scarver may have 15 receptions for the Bulldogs.
Centennial 27, Canyon Springs 14

Moapa Valley’s Hubert shines in spotlight against large-school Legacy.
Moapa Valley 27, Legacy 22

It simply comes down to trusting Moapa Valley more.
Moapa Valley 24, Legacy 21

Palo Verde having a hard time moving the football.
Green Valley 29, Palo Verde 10

This game will be just as close as last year, when Palo Verde also prevailed.
Palo Verde 24, Green Valley 20

Faith Lutheran has just enough to squeak past.
Faith Lutheran 25, Mojave 23

Might be the game of the week.
Faith Lutheran 17, Mojave 12

Cimarron-Memorial finally gets into the win column.
Cimarron-Memorial 20, Durango 15

Tyree Riley is a workhorse for the Spartans.
Cimarron-Memorial 33, Durango 23

Desert Oasis continues to build confidence for league play.
Desert Oasis 34, Valley 13

It’s an accomplishment for Desert Oasis to start 4-1.
Desert Oasis 44, Valley 13

I’m told Western is much better than seasons past, heading in the right direction.
Spring Valley 33, Western 6

That’s good to hear, but still won’t help Western here.
Spring Valley 37, Western 6

Cheyenne’s rushing game is too experienced for Mountain Lions.
Cheyenne 15, Sierra Vista 8

The Mountain Lions are tenacious on defense.
Sierra Vista 20, Cheyenne 14

My Cowboys are back in the win column.
Chaparral 44, Del Sol 21

Cowboys lasso Dragons.
Chaparral 31, Del Sol 21

Jags beat Eagles; enjoy Homecoming week.
Desert Pines 50, Boulder City 0

Crazy that Boulder City won this game just three years ago.
Desert Pines 56, Boulder City 7

Pahrump’s home field edge hasn’t been much of an advantage. It falls to 0-3 at home.
Clark 20, Pahrump Valley 18

Not so fast. Trojans have confidence after last week’s win.
Pahrump Valley 26, Clark 24

Virgin Valley doesn’t record another shutout, but improves to 4-1 on season.
Virgin Valley 20, Sunrise Mountain 18

The Bulldogs are much improved.
Virgin Valley 34, Sunrise Mountain 19

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