Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015 | 2 a.m.
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 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.
Gorman beats Servite every season.
Gorman 43, Servite 13
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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