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High School Football Picks: Week 2

 

Think of week 1 as a soft opening to the high school football season. Week 2 is where the year truly begins.

Eighteen games are on the schedule for this Friday, including a handful pitting Southern Nevada teams against out-of-state opponents. There are plenty of opportunities for disagreement between Las Vegas Sun editors Ray Brewer and Case Keefer, who are facing off in their annual competition picking every game.

Read below to find their full week 2 picks and check the high school football page for more coverage.

The week of September 24

Brewer's Picks
Last Week
7-6 (.538)

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
12-1 (.923)

The Jersey Game returns! And stays another year at Palo Verde.
Palo Verde 42, Mojave 12

So, since Mojave has never won in the series, is it just a Palo Verde jersey?
Palo Verde 35, Mojave 0

Mater Dei, the defending national champions, are still loaded.
Mater Dei 34, Bishop Gorman 23

Mater Dei (Calif.)
at
Bishop Gorman

Gaels endure a few growing pains against a tough opponent.
Mater Dei 27, Bishop Gorman 13

Liberty makes a statement.
Liberty 35, Saguaro 10

Liberty
at
Saguaro (Ariz.)

Game goes down to the final minute.
Saguaro 21, Liberty 20

This game goes down to the wire, just like last season's meeting.
Valor Christian 32, Faith Lutheran 30

Valor Christian (Colo.)
at
Faith Lutheran

Crusaders are a little rusty to the start the year, and rustiness can't work against the Eagles.
Valor Christian 38, Faith Lutheran 27

Democracy Prep won't pull off the upset this week.
Moapa Valley 29, Democracy Prep 12

Moapa Valley is 0-1, but has a chance to not lose again this season.
Moapa Valley 34, Democracy Prep 14

Chalk one up for the Skyhawks.
Silverado 31, Bonanza 16

Silverado's size wins out in the end.
Silverado 26, Bonanza 21

Always take the California team at home against a Las Vegas opponent.
Valencia 31, Arbor View 19

Arbor View
at
Valencia (Calif.)

Kyle Graham and Arbor View are scary good this year.
Arbor View 27, Valencia 24

Awesome scheduling by Eldorado to give kids experience of California.
Mission Bay 30, Eldorado 6

Eldorado
at
Mission Bay (Calif.)

Buccaneers plunder the Sundevils.
Mission Bay 45, Eldorado 7

Longhorns are the real deal.
Legacy 41, Dixie 22

Dixie (Utah)
at
Legacy

I'm in total agreement with Brewer on Legacy.
Legacy 36, Dixie 31

Centennial won't rally this week.
Green Valley 31, Centennial 18

Gators keep rolling.
Green Valley 35, Centennial 21

If Foothill can manage travel, it will win opener.
Foothill 20, Galena 8

Foothill
at
Galena (Reno)

Falcons are set up for big things this season.
Foothill 26, Galena 17

Desert Pines pulls away in second half.
Desert Pines 25, Durango 13

Desert Pines lights it up in debut.
Desert Pines 41, Durango 28

Rancho has one game under its belt. That's huge in an evenly-matched game.
Rancho 19, Western 17

Warriors top Rams for second straight season.
Western 21, Rancho 14

Boulder City can't slow down the Cheyenne offense.
Cheyenne 40, Boulder City 10

Boulder City actually does slow down Cheyenne's offense, but not quite enough.
Cheyenne 27, Boulder City 21

Confession: I know very little about Sunrise Mountain.
Del Sol 23, Sunrise Mountain 16

Miners pick up where they left off after best season in school history last year.
Sunrise Mountain 34, Del Sol 26

DO goes from 13-game losing streak to two straight wins.
Desert Oasis 41, Valley 20

Christian Vaughn might be the leading rusher in the state after two weeks.
Desert Oasis 48, Valley 20

I haven't lost confidence in Cimarron.
Cimarron-Memorial 19, Coronado 13

Can't see anything less than Coronado's best effort off of a stunning loss.
Coronado 24, Cimarron-Memorial 20

Rule of thumb: Always take the Trojans at home.
Pahrump Valley 20, Virgin Valley 18

Don't underestimate the consistency Virgin Valley has fostered the last couple years.
Virgin Valley 27, Pahrump Valley 23

This loss will make Mustangs better in October.
Highland 34, Shadow Ridge 19

Shadow Ridge
at
Highland (Idaho)

Rams are a regional power, so this looks like a tough task for the Mustangs.
Highland 42, Shadow Ridge 20

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

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