Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 | 2 a.m.
The lower level is where the excitement should take place during the sixth week of high school football.
With mostly mismatches filling the schedule in the large classification, shake-up in the yearlong picks competition between Ray Brewer and Case Keefer must come from the Division 1-A. Two of three games the Las Vegas Sun sports editors disagree on this week come from there as teams jockey for a more limited set of playoff spots.
Read below to find out which matchups caused dissension as part of the weekly picks of every game.
The week of October 2
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.
Kayvon Miller has another monster day for the Dawgs.
Centennial 54, Bonanza 10
Is Centennial vs. Arbor View here yet?
Centennial 42, Bonanza 7
Interested to see how Talich game plans against league heavyweights.
Arbor View 39, Desert Oasis 7
Aggies are too physical.
Arbor View 56, Desert Oasis 13
Liberty makes a statement — Pats are kings of the Sunrise.
Liberty 41, Green Valley 18
Fan of both sides’ passing offenses, but Liberty has the more explosive one.
Liberty 38, Green Valley 21
What a great chance for Shadow Ridge players to prove themselves.
Bishop Gorman 64, Shadow Ridge 12
Gaels can name their score.
Bishop Gorman 63, Shadow Ridge 0
Legacy wins opener for both teams.
Legacy 61, Durango 18
Longhorns’ offense ignites.
Legacy 50, Durango 12
Desert Pines too quick for Virgin Valley, and every other non-Gorman team in town.
Desert Pines 55, Virgin Valley 8
Bulldogs need to bounce back from overtime loss, but won’t have the chance here.
Desert Pines 60, Virgin Valley 7
Sunrise Mountain inches closer to first playoff appearance.
Sunrise Mountain 32, Boulder City 16
Trayvon Ward keeps the Miners rolling.
Sunrise Mountain 33, Boulder City 20
I woudn’t want to play Faith Lutheran in late November.
Faith Lutheran 50, Western 0
Tack on another blowout victory for the Crusaders.
Faith Lutheran 42, Western 0
Moapa Valley a virtual lock when playing at home.
Moapa Valley 42, Del Sol 0
Impressed by the Pirates’ continued improvement.
Moapa Valley 34, Del Sol 6
Should be another classic in the Sunset League.
Spring Valley 23, Mojave 22
Wish there were more evenly matched games like this one.
Mojave 14, Spring Valley 12
Cheyenne impressed last week with a blowout victory against Sierra Vista.
Cheyenne 43, Pahrump Valley 12
The Desert Shields aren’t going to sneak up on anyone else, but they’ll keep winning anyway.
Cheyenne 28, Pahrump Valley 20
Chaparral impressed last week with a blowout victory against Sierra Vista.
Chaparral 27, Rancho 19
Should be competitive if both teams play to their potential.
Chaparral 32, Rancho 26
Coronado is too big, physical for Las Vegas.
Coronado 19, Las Vegas 12
This is my least confident pick of the week.
Coronado 24, Las Vegas 21
Upset special. Skyhawks have too much speed on outside for Basic.
Silverado 23, Basic 21
Wolves’ hard-hitting defense will fluster Skyhawks.
Basic 30, Silverado 18
Chalk up another win for the Sundevils. Back to back weeks of good play.
Eldorado 23, Valley 12
Shae Barnes is a shifty receiver.
Eldorado 27, Valley 15
I keep telling everyone the Falcons are the real deal.
Foothill 45, Canyon Springs 18
Looks like a rebuilding year at Canyon Springs.
Foothill 39, Canyon Springs 12
Another evenly matched game in the Sunset League.
Clark 33, Sierra Vista 22
Mountain Lions stop recent slide.
Sierra Vista 20, Clark 13
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