Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 | 2:28 p.m.
The Sunset Region favorite plays its final national game; the Sunrise Region favorite starts its league schedule. Three Northwest division games look competitive, and one of Southern Nevada’s greatest rivalries takes place in the 3A division.
It’s a packed week in high school football, lending room for a lot of disagreement on picks.
Check below to see which sides Las Vegas Sun sports editors Ray Brewer and Case Keefer are going with, and add your own picks below.
The week of September 30
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.
Remember the first half of last year’s game?
Liberty 54, Green Valley 27
Liberty makes statement against Southeast’s top competition.
Liberty 45, Green Valley 21
Pretty safe to label this as a must-win for both in race for playoffs.
Foothill 20, Coronado 9
Falcons pull away from the Cougars late.
Foothill 28, Coronado 17
Silverado too physical, remains undefeated.
Silverado 37, Basic 25
Silverado’s ground game can’t be stopped.
Silverado 38, Basic 27
Canyon Springs is back, baby!
Canyon Springs 38, Valley 0
Pioneers are back, and it feels so right.
Canyon Springs 49, Valley 6
Anyone have a coin?
Rancho 15, Eldorado 13
Rams have kept games a little bit closer than Sundevils.
Rancho 41, Eldorado 34
Legacy can’t score with Centennial.
Centennial 40, Legacy 29
Dangerous spot for the Bulldogs, but they deserve to still be a slight favorite.
Centennial 31, Legacy 28
Faith Lutheran grabs its first 4A league win.
Faith Lutheran 31, Palo Verde 22
Panthers put it together, at least for one week.
Palo Verde 23, Faith Lutheran 21
Arbor View makes statement: It’s the king of the Northwest.
Arbor View 35, Shadow Ridge 7
Shadow Ridge is good, but Arbor View is great.
Arbor View 35, Shadow Ridge 17
Raise your hand if you had Durango undefeated through September.
Durango 30, Bonanza 12
Durango improves to 4-0. Who would have thought?
Durango 35, Bonanza 14
Desert Oasis finally gets into the win column.
Desert Oasis 19, Clark 17
Two good defenses; take the under.
Desert Oasis 13, Clark 10
Spring Valley hands Sierra Vista its first loss.
Spring Valley 19, Sierra Vista 18
Quietly could be one of the better games this week.
Sierra Vista 24, Spring Valley 16
Another easy win for the Jags.
Desert Pines 50, Mojave 0
Jaguars won’t have another close game until the playoffs, if then.
Desert Pines 42, Mojave 0
Pahrump continues to struggle away from home.
Cheyenne 30, Pahrump 13
Trojans pull the slight upset.
Pahrump 27, Cheyenne 22
It looks like Sunrise Mountain has figured it out.
Sunrise Mountain 48, Western 8
Miners will get back to rolling now.
Sunrise Mountain 41, Western 13
Hammer returns home to Mesquite.
Virgin Valley 20, Moapa Valley 18
More comfortable taking Virgin Valley, which has shown a consistency that’s eluded its archrival.
Virgin Valley 24, Moapa Valley 20
Del Sol’s rushing attack too much for Eagles to contain.
Del Sol26, Boulder City 12
Dragons bounce back from last week’s setback.
Del Sol 38, Boulder City 10
Las Vegas’ playmakers too much for my Cowboys.
Las Vegas 39, Chaparral 19
Wildcats have a few too many playmakers to contain.
Las Vegas 34, Chaparral 24
One opponent stands in the way of another national title.
Gorman 31, St. Thomas 21
St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.)
Might be a tough spot for the Gaels, but I vowed to not pick against them again.
Bishop Gorman 35, St. Thomas 27
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