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September 22, 2019

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High School Football Picks: Week 2

The game of the week comes early this week.

There’s probably not a more compelling matchup on the schedule than the one between Sunrise Region contender Green Valley and Sunset Region power Centennial High on Thursday night. The two will face off on live television as part of My LVTV’s Thursday Night Lights series.

Check below to see which team Las Vegas Sun sports editors Ray Brewer and Case Keefer picked in Green Valley at Centennial, as well as every other week 2 game.

The week of September 2

Brewer's Picks
Last Week
12-6 (.647)

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
14-4 (.777)

Closer than you think.
Centennial 32, Green Valley 27

These two schools were in the first high school game I ever covered here seven years ago. Just like that one, Gators eke out an upset.
Green Valley 30, Centennial 27

Nevada vs. the nation. Go Aggies.
Arbor View 32, Orem 7

Orem (Utah)
Arbor View

Mike Sims and Isaiah Herron make up one of the best cornerback duos in town.
Arbor View 27, Orem 17

Kudos to Liberty for stepping up its scheduling.
Westlake 42, Liberty 17

Westlake (Texas)

Hope I’m wrong about how a local power fares in Texas for the second week in a row.
Westlake 38, Liberty 16

Desert Hills beat Foothill by 44 last season.
Desert Hills 35, Foothill 18

Desert Hills (Utah)

Luckily, this isn’t last year. Foothill keeps it much more respectable.
Desert Hills 27, Foothill 21

Rule No. 1 in picking games: Always take teams from Cali.
John Muir 42, Desert Oasis 7

John Muir (Calif.)
Desert Oasis

This isn’t a typical California team; Diamondbacks are up for the challenge.
Desert Oasis 28, John Muir 20

Gorman will be able to run the ball on every team it plays.
Gorman 35, Cocoa 20

Cocoa (Fla.)
Bishop Gorman

Feel stupid every time I pick against Gorman, so I think I’ll cease doing it.
Gorman 31, Cocoa 17

Boulder City beats first-year LMCA.
Boulder City 45, Lake Mead 8

Boulder City
Lake Mead Christian Academy

Wasn’t aware the home team existed until this week.
Boulder City 26, Lake Mead 7

Always a tough game for Moapa Valley.
Hurricane 25, Moapa Valley 12

Hurricane (Utah)
Moapa Valley

Fear the silent ‘e’.
Hurricane 36, Moapa Valley 16

Shadow Ridge is a sleeper in the Northwest league.
Shadow Ridge 30, Eldorado 15

Mustangs roll.
Shadow Ridge 28, Eldorado 6

Legacy makes quick work of Rattlers.
Legacy 38, Mojave 6

Mojave struggles to score for a second straight week.
Legacy 24, Mojave 7

The C-Springs defense continues to win games.
Canyon Springs 12, Cheyenne 8

Pioneers were bad last year. They’re back this year.
Canyon Springs 20, Cheyenne 6

When I was a kid in the 1990s, this used to be a fun game.
Basic 45, Chaparral 19

No one on the field was alive back then, Brewer.
Basic 38, Chaparral 15

Speaking of games that were fun back in the day...
Clark 28, Western 13

Chargers have quite a bit of starters back on defense.
Clark 21, Western 0

Pahrump would be a top 10 team if it played at home every week.
Pahrump Valley 31, Del Sol 13

Case Murphy plays football as well as his parents name children.
Pahrump Valley 27, Del Sol 20

Sunrise Mountain is going to win a lot of games this year.
Sunrise Mountain 41, Virgin Valley 12

But Virgin Valley is no pushover, so this will be closer than you think.
Sunrise Mountain 34, Virgin Valley 26

Valley is close to figuring it out. Just not this week.
Cimarron-Memorial 41, Valley 0

Spartans might be better than expected this year.
Cimarron-Memorial 36, Valley 6

It’s tough, even for college teams, to be at full strength when traveling to the islands.
Kaimuki 32, Faith Lutheran 17

Faith Lutheran
Kaimuki (Hawaii)

Crusaders will surprise some people.
Faith Lutheran 26, Kaimuki 20

Even without QB Grayson, it will be running clock by halftime.
Desert Pines 43, Rancho 0

Rams are in imminent danger.
Desert Pines 56, Rancho 13

For more coverage, check out our high school football section.

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