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October 20, 2017

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High School Football Picks: Week 8

Teams always get a little extra motivation going up against their rivals, which could mean we’re in for one heck of a week of high school football.

Rivalry games litter the schedule, with enemy teams stretching from Henderson to Overton squaring off for bragging rights.

Read below to find picks on every game from Sun sports editors Ray Brewer and Case Keefer.

The week of October 13

Brewer's Picks
Last Week
16-1 (.941)
Season:
86-23 (.789)

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
14-3 (.823)
Season:
81-28 (.743)

Henderson Bowl always closely contested. Can’t wait for Friday.
Green Valley 21, Basic 20

Could see this going either way, but Green Valley’s consistency and success in close games is too much to ignore.
Green Valley 42, Basic 34

This will be the best attended game in the state this year. Awesome rivalry. Evenly matched.
Moapa Valley 23, Virgin Valley 19

Hammer heads back to Overton — barely.
Moapa Valley 30, Virgin Valley 28

Victory Bell game always fun, especially for Foothill this year.
Foothill 41, Silverado 9

Fear the Falcons.
Foothill 48, Silverado 16

Liberty continues its dominance in the St. Rose Parkway Showdown.
Liberty 51, Coronado 7

Cougars can’t keep up with Patriots.
Liberty 63, Coronado 6

Valley beats Rancho, has its first winning streak since 2011.
Valley 33, Rancho 12

Congratulations to the Vikings for two straight wins.
Valley 36, Rancho 20

Wildcats finally back in the win column.
Las Vegas 26, Eldorado 12

One team gets a moment of glory after a season gone sideways.
Las Vegas 24, Eldorado 21

Arbor View makes a statement.
Arbor View 38, Legacy 6

Longhorns stay in the game a while, but in the end, the Aggies are too overpowering.
Arbor View 41, Legacy 21

The Palo Verde defense is legit.
Palo Verde 19, Cimarron 13

Panthers prevail in what’s practically a playoff eliminator match.
Palo Verde 27, Cimarron 17

Sierra Vista is the clear No.2, behind Gorman, in the Southeast.
Sierra Vista 37, Durango 16

“Closer than you think” game of the week.
Sierra Vista 33, Durango 24

Speaking of Gorman...
Bishop Gorman 60, Desert Oasis 0

Rough year for Desert Oasis gets rougher.
Bishop Gorman 66, Desert Oasis 0

Anyone have a coin?
Clark 30, Spring Valley 27

Grizzlies are mistake-prone, but as long as they limit their turnovers and other miscues, they should edge the Chargers.
Spring Valley 24, Clark 18

Chaparral gets back on track.
Chaparral 43, Del Sol 12

Not sure it ever fell off track — Chaparral gave Moapa all it could handle last week.
Chaparral 30, Del Sol 20

Desert Pines’ run game the difference.
Desert Pines 31, Cheyenne 6

I won’t be picking against Desert Pines again any time soon.
Desert Pines 42, Cheyenne 14

Pahrump a different team when playing in Vegas.
Sunrise Mountain 29, Pahrump Valley 16

Miners have too many playmakers.
Sunrise Mountain 37, Pahrump Valley 21

Shadow Ridge’s run game too much for Crusaders.
Shadow Ridge 38, Faith Lutheran 30

Mustangs won’t get embarrassed by Crusaders this year. Not at all.
Shadow Ridge 34, Faith Lutheran 31

Mojave rushes for more than 300 yards.
Mojave 37, Western 11

Rattlers have moved up from the bottom tier; Warriors have not.
Mojave 42, Western 20

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