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High School Football Picks: Week 4


League play is creeping close, as several local high school football teams will begin the games that actually matter in the standings next week.

That means mistakes need to be minimized and execution needs to be crisp in final tune-ups this week. Which teams do Las Vegas Sun editors Ray Brewer and Case Keefer think are up to the task?

Check below for all of their week 4 picks.


The week of September 7

Brewer's Picks
Last Week
12-8 (.600)
32-20 (.615)

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
15-5 (.750)
40-12 (.769)

One team beat Cimarron; the other lost to Cimarron.
Coronado 23, Silverado 19

All aboard the Semaj Bolin train.
Coronado 27, Silverado 21

National power IMG not the school to find your offense against .
IMG Academy 55, Liberty 18

IMG Academy (Fla.)

Won't be pretty, but credit to Liberty for playing this game.
IMG Academy 42, Liberty 3

The Wildcats haven’t been scored on in two weeks.
Las Vegas 19, Palo Verde 7

Still believe Palo Verde will break out one of these weeks.
Palo Verde 24, Las Vegas 13

Here come the Gaels. Watch out.
Gorman 34, Orem 12

Orem (Utah)
Bishop Gorman

Hope the Tigers got their fill of beating up on Las Vegas teams last week.
Bishop Gorman 21, Orem 13

Travel gets the best of Jags.
Bishop Manogue 24, Desert Pines 18

Desert Pines
Bishop Manogue

Haven't seen enough from the Jaguars to pick them in a tough road game.
Bishop Manogue 30, Desert Pines 14

Valley gets its first win of the season.
Valley 37, Rancho 6

Won't be a blowout.
Valley 27, Rancho 16

Always bet against Pahrump away from home.
Pahrump Valley 26, Boulder City 21

Get a game ball ready for Thorsten Balmer.
Boulder City 27, Pahrump Valley 21

Sierra Vista won’t blow a lead this week.
Sierra Vista 30, Kaimuki 28

Kaimuki (Hawaii)
Sierra Vista

Might be the game of the week.
Kaimuki 30, Sierra Vista 28

Dragons could make noise in November.
Del Sol 44, Chaparral 31

It's got to hurt the Cowboys how much Brewer has turned on them.
Chaparral 28, Del Sol 27

Poly Classic not kind to the Las Vegas teams.
Chandler 33, Faith Lutheran 15

Chandler (Ariz.)
Faith Lutheran

Faith Lutheran plays well, still loses.
Chandler 34, Faith Lutheran 21

Closer than you think.
Green Valley 20, Canyon Springs 19

Nah, not that close.
Green Valley 31, Canyon Springs 20

Foothill has a chance to do something special.
Foothill 31, Durango 13

Chant after me: Foot-HILL Foot-BALL.
Foothill 31, Durango 6

Anyone have a coin? Banner Game comes down to the end.
Bonanza 22, Spring Valley 18

Grizzlies gobble up banner for the second straight year.
Spring Valley 21, Bonanza 14

Legacy not as bad as last week’s loss to Centennial.
Arbor View 26, Legacy 17

Battle of the Bulls, except Legacy will be more like a stationary matador.
Arbor View 38, Legacy 14

Shadow Ridge is better than I thought, but Basic still lights out on offense.
Basic 39, Shadow Ridge 22

Upset alert.
Shadow Ridge 35, Basic 28

Cimarron’s Norwood is the, "state’s best back."
Cimarron 47, Mojave 25

Cimarron evens its record at 2-2.
Cimarron-Memorial 34, Mojave 9

Democracy Prep gets back into the win column.
Democracy Prep 20, Sunrise Mountain 12

Sure looks like the Miners are mired in a rebuild.
Democracy Prep 25, Sunrise Mountain 16

I’m firmly convinced Moapa Valley will play in 3A state game.
Moapa Valley 30, Eldorado 13

Here's my token Brewer, "closer than you think," game of the week.
Moapa Valley 26, Eldorado 21

Virgin Valley won’t need a late-game rally this week .
Virgin Valley 50, Western 0

Meb Hollingshead is one of the better dual-threat quarterbacks in the area.
Virgin Valley 56, Western 12

There’s no stopping the Desert Shields.
Cheyenne 35, Clark 7

Majae Madison is averaging more than 10 yards per carry.
Cheyenne 41, Clark 14

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


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