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April 25, 2019

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High School Football Picks: Week 3


Local 3A and 4A high school football teams have split the first 12 out-of-state or regional matchups of the season.

They’ll have a chance to sit comfortably with a winning record after this week. Seven more out-of-state games are on the schedule, including each of the top four teams in the Sun’s preseason poll.

Read below to find picks on all of the week 3 games from Ray Brewer and Case Keefer.


The week of August 30

Brewer's Picks
Last Week
13-6 (.684)
20-12 (.625)

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
13-6 (.684)
25-7 (.781)

Gorman gets its swagger back.
Bishop Gorman 36, Centennial 21

Bishop Gorman
Centennial (Ariz.)

Gaels won’t lose two in a row.
Bishop Gorman 30, Centennial 20

Liberty’s offense makes progress.
Liberty 34, Lone Peak 17

Lone Peak (Utah)

Does Liberty even need to improve on offense if no one can ever score on its defense?
Liberty 27, Lone Peak 7

Arbor View’s defense flourishes once again.
Arbor View 38, Hamilton 3

Hamilton (Ariz.)
Arbor View

Hard to see Arbor View getting complacent, and that’s the only way it could stumble.
Arbor View 31, Hamilton 16

Faith Lutheran scores first points of 2018, wins first game.
Faith Lutheran 27, Bakersfield Christian 23

Bakersfield (Calif.)
Faith Lutheran

Crusaders have to be better than they showed last week, right?
Faith Lutheran 21, Bakersfield Christian 14

Longhorns’ running game takes over.
Legacy 23, Centennial 16

Thursday night television cameras should catch plenty of drama in this closely contested matchup.
Legacy 24, Centennial 21

There’s plenty of space on the Basic bandwagon for Keefer.
Basic 34, Clark 6

I’ll take a one-way ticket — for this week only.
Basic 40, Clark 14

Still can’t get a good read on Coronado.
Coronado 19, Spring Valley 13

Cougars squeak past Grizzlies with just enough offense.
Coronado 20, Spring Valley 16

Mountain Lions too big, physical for Gators.
Sierra Vista 31, Green Valley 19

You hear that, Gators? Brewer just called you soft.
Green Valley 24, Sierra Vista 20

First game mistakes costly for my Cowboys.
Bonanza 27, Chaparral 18

Chaparral continues to build on its winning culture.
Chaparral 30, Bonanza 28

Silverado won’t wait until the fourth quarter to win this game.
Silverado 33, Cimarron-Memorial 13

Actually, I think they might. Another close game.
Silverado 27, Cimarron-Memorial 26

Foothill has too many offensive playmakers.
Foothill 28, Palo Verde 16

I’ll take Jordan Blakeley’s side in a close game.
Foothill 24, Palo Verde 17

Closer than you think.
Virgin Valley 20, Del Sol 18

Virgin Valley is too experienced, poised up front.
Virgin Valley 35, Del Sol 21

Moapa Valley is tough to beat at home.
Moapa Valley 38, Valley 7

Pirates have too many running backs to contain.
Moapa Valley 37, Valley 6

The Desert Shields improve to 3-0.
Cheyenne 41, Rancho 12

Both teams have gotten better, but Cheyenne is too to stop right now.
Cheyenne 42, Rancho 20

Chalk one up for the Wildcats.
Las Vegas 31, Gateway 23

Gateway (Colo.)
Las Vegas

Let the, “Eastside Vegas,” chants ring out.
Las Vegas 27, Gateway 17

After two close defeats, Pahrump gets into win column.
Pahrump 30, Sunrise Mountain 22

Is it just me or is Pahrump Valley always in close games?
Pahrump Valley 38, Sunrise Mountain 30

Snow Canyon comes into Las Vegas each year and gets win, right?
Snow Canyon 27, Shadow Ridge 20

Snow Canyon (Utah)
Shadow Ridge

Not this year; Mustangs finish what they started last week and beat an out-of-state opponent.
Shadow Ridge 24, Snow Canyon 16

Not easy opening the season in Utah, for any Las Vegas team
Orem 38, Canyon Springs 20

Canyon Springs
Orem (Utah)

There are a lot of Utah teams that Canyon Springs could beat, but this isn’t one of them.
Orem 45, Canyon Springs 24

Desert Oasis goes from a 13-game losing streak to three straight wins.
Desert Oasis 55, Western 6

Typed his name last week here, and will type it again — Christian Vaughn.
Desert Oasis 52, Western 13

Boulder City is an improved team. Eagles get into win column.
Boulder City 21, Democracy Prep 19

Eagles played Desert Shields tough last week, and will break through against the Blue Knights this week.
Boulder City 27, Democracy Prep 18

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