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High School Football Picks: Week 3

Updated Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 | 4:13 p.m.

Out of state teams can breathe a sigh of relief. Southern Nevada high school football teams are mostly matched up against each other this week.

A week after Las Vegas represented and went 6-2 against teams from outside Nevada, there’s only one such matchup this Friday. But it’s a big one, as Bishop Gorman travels to Southern California to take on Saint John Bosco.

Check below to see who sports editors Ray Brewer and Case Keefer are picking in the contest between nationally-ranked teams along with the rest of the schedule.

The week of September 9

Brewer's Picks
Last Week
13-5 (.722)
25-11 (.694)

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
12-6 (.666)
26-10 (.722)

Cleat Game rivalry always competitive.
Chaparral 34, Eldorado 29

Cleat has alternated homes over last few years. Not this year.
Chaparral 25, Eldorado 14

Las Vegas has small advantage with two weeks to prepare.
Las Vegas 23, Cimarron-Memorial 21

Las Vegas has a big advantage with a more experienced, talented roster.
Las Vegas 34, Cimarron-Memorial 20

Gorman’s winning streak ends at 41 games. Bosco will be ready; has loaded roster.
St. John Bosco 35, Bishop Gorman 31

Bishop Gorman
St. John Bosco (Calif.)

Gaels have proven themselves versus the nation’s top programs and on the road too many times to pick against them.
Bishop Gorman 28, St. John Bosco 24

Green Valley won’t surrender 49 points this week.
Green Valley 29, Palo Verde 7

Here’s a close game that the Gators pull out in the end.
Green Valley 34, Palo Verde 27

Arbor View won’t be challenged until Thanksgiving weekend.
Arbor View 37, Foothill 7

Talent-wise, this is probably the best Arbor View team ever.
Arbor View 36, Foothill 13

First team to score wins.
Silverado 13, Desert Oasis 6

Tempted to take the upset, but slightly side with Silverado’s defense.
Silverado 20, Desert Oasis 13

Cheyenne better offensively than Coronado.
Cheyenne 20, Coronado 9

Banking on Coronado having improved during a bye week.
Coronado 17, Cheyenne 14

Moapa Valley is the one team I can’t figure out.
Moapa Valley 20, Legacy 18

I’ll take the other side because I feel like this is a pick’em.
Legacy 28, Moapa Valley 27

Virgin Valley may be the best team in the 3A Sunrise League.
Virgin Valley 23, Mojave 7

And Jayden Perkins may be the best running back in the 3A Sunrise League.
Virgin Valley 24, Mojave 20

Bonanza coach Lee notches first career win.
Bonanza 30, Western 18

Cannon Reid to R.J. McCarter accounts for two touchdowns.
Bonanza 42, Western 16

I keep telling everyone to watch out for the Mustangs.
Shadow Ridge 39, Valley 0

Schedule gets tougher for Shadow Ridge after this one.
Shadow Ridge 45, Valley 7

Anyone have a coin?
Pahrump Valley 16, Boulder City 13

Trojans will be fine if they cut down on their turnovers.
Pahrump Valley 27, Boulder City 13

Desert Pines cruises in warmup test for Liberty.
Desert Pines 41, Clark 0

Having a playmaker as dynamic as Randal Grimes to fill in at quarterback is the Jaguars’ saving grace this season.
Desert Pines 54, Clark 10

Durango, a season after going winless, improves to 2-0.
Durango 31, Del Sol 7

This is one of the tougher games of the week to pick.
Durango 20, Del Sol 16

I’m not ready to jump off the Sunrise Mountain bandwagon.
Sunrise Mountain 32, Spring Valley 15

Tough to judge Spring Valley off of one out of state game, so I feel more comfortable with Sunrise Mountain.
Sunrise Mountain 27, Spring Valley 23

Raise your hand if you thought the Mountain Lions would be 2-0.
Sierra Vista 26, Rancho 6

Mountain Lions are well coached and play strong defense.
Sierra Vista 34, Rancho 8

Tough roadie for the Pioneers.
Clayton Valley 42, Canyon Springs 6

Canyon Springs
Clayton Valley (Calif.)

Canyon Springs get a good experience and nice learning opportunity.
Clayton Valley 36, Canyon Spring 16

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

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