Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 | 1:25 p.m.
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 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.
Gorman gets its swagger back.
Bishop Gorman 36, Centennial 21
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
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
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
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)
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
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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