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High School Football Picks: Week 9

One game really threw off Ray Brewer and Case Keefer in last week’s high school picks.

Neither of the Las Vegas Sun sports editors saw Coronado’s 28-21 upset victory over Green Valley coming. Brewer had the Gators prevailing by 39 points, while Keefer also thought it would be a relatively easy 18-point victory for them.

Which game will prove the prognosticators wrong this week?

Read below for full week 9 picks.

The week of October 12

Brewer's Picks
Last Week
13-3 (.812)
99-33 (.750)

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
13-3 (.812)
104-28 (.788)

Norwood goes for 200 yards in TV game.
Cimarron 36, Bonanza 20

Television cameras should capture some late-game suspense this week.
Cimarron 34, Bonanza 28

Bad spot for GV. Liberty fired up after suspension.
Liberty 33, Green Valley 15

Like caged animals, Patriots will be rabid and ready to go this week.
Liberty 42, Green Valley 7

Durango getting hot when it counts.
Durango 32, Desert Oasis 13

Durango wins a fourth straight, even if it's not a blowout like the last three.
Durango 27, Desert Oasis 21

Cheyenne makes quick work of Blue Knights.
Cheyenne 40, Democracy Prep 6

Democracy Prep has a decent defense, but Majae Madison is always due to break a few runs.
Cheyenne 28, Democracy Prep 13

Desert Pines makes a statement, could be kings of Northeast.
Desert Pines 42, Legacy 20

Longhorns pull it out in the final minute.
Legacy 23, Desert Pines 21

If Martin Blake runs like he did last week against Las Vegas, Canyon will be tough out.
Canyon Springs 36, Mojave 15

Pioneers need to avoid tripping up next over the next two weeks ahead of huge clash with Legacy.
Canyon Springs 28, Mojave 20

Love this old school Sunrise Division matchup.
Basic 22, Chaparral 17

Wolves have really gotten it together.
Basic 36, Chaparral 16

This could be Gorman’s stiffest league test.
Bishop Gorman 52, Sierra Vista 13

This will be Gorman's stiffest league test.
Bishop Gorman 63, Sierra Vista 7

Pirates won’t be tested until playoffs.
Moapa Valley 31, Clark 6

Clark is better than its winless record, but not good enough to beat Moapa.
Moapa Valley 34, Clark 16

Raise your hand if you had Foothill as the valley’s lone unbeaten in August?
Foothill 24, Coronado 3

*Raises hand.* (You can't prove otherwise.)
Foothill 28, Coronado 10

Anyone have a coin?
Centennial 16, Palo Verde 13

Panthers make one more play than the Bulldogs.
Palo Verde 24, Centennial 21

Bulldogs won’t need to rally in second half this week.
Virgin Valley 34, Sunrise Mountain 12

Beginning to wonder if Virgin Valley is capable of playing in anything other than a close game.
Virgin Valley 30, Sunrise Mountain 24

Big win for Eagles.
Boulder City 41, Rancho 0

Thorsten Balmer has already crossed the 1,000-yard rushing mark.
Boulder City 49, Rancho 6

Closer than you think.
Faith Lutheran 31, Shadow Ridge 18

Crusaders have beaten the Mustangs 83-14 over the past two years as league opponents.
Faith Lutheran 42, Shadow Ridge 14

Still odd calling this a league game.
Silverado 18, Spring Valley 17

Skyhawks look a little further ahead than the Grizzlies right now.
Silverado 23, Spring Valley 21

Pahrump Valley in driver’s seat to win Sunset League.
Pahrump Valley 50, Western 0

Trojans are no joke this year.
Pahrump Valley 46, Western 6

Del Sol fixes its offense.
Del Sol 34, Valley 8

As Brewer would say, "closer than you think."
Del Sol 27, Valley 21

Loser will have a hard time making the playoffs.
Las Vegas 28, Eldorado 20

Sundevils drop sixth straight.
Las Vegas 28, Eldorado 14

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