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High School Football Top 10: Liberty, Basic solidify spots with nice wins

high school football media day 2015

Christopher DeVargas

Basic high football players Tank McAllister, Sean White, Kendahl Blakely, Jake Walderon, and Saul Arizaga before the 2015 Season.

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Hail to the Patriots

Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer talk about Liberty's momentous victory over nationally ranked Mililani High last week, while also glancing around the rest of the high school football landscape.

Here are this week’s high school football rankings. We’ve moved Basic up to No. 6 after its impressive win against Palo Verde.

And, of course, Liberty had the victory of the week, using seven touchdowns from Ethan Dedeaux to knock off nationally ranked Mililani of Hawaii. Liberty coach Rich Muraco calls it the best win in the program’s 11-year history. You can’t dispute his logic.

1. Bishop Gorman (2-0): Another week, another victory over a national opponent. Up next: Friday at Bellevue (Wash.)

2. Liberty (1-1): The Patriots were the toast of the town last week, picking up a victory against a ranked national opponent. Enjoy the off week, fellas. Up next: Sept. 19 at Centennial

3. Desert Pines (2-0) Raise your hand if you can’t wait for Friday night — Desert Pines at Moapa Valley. Please give us a repeat of the state championship game. Up next: Friday at Moapa Valley

4. Centennial (2-0): With Stevenson running the ball, and Evans-Scarver in the passing game, the Bulldogs are a threat each Friday night. Up next: Friday vs. Shadow Ridge

5. Arbor View (1-1): Arbor View scored more than 50 points last week against Legacy, taking out frustrations from an opening week loss. Up next: Friday at Green Valley

6. Basic (1-0): Basic showed last week in a victory against Palo Verde that it belongs in the top 10. The Wolf Pack are for real. Up next: Friday vs. Desert Oasis

7. Green Valley (1-1): The Gators will have their hands full in upcoming weeks with games against top 10 opponents Arbor View, Palo Verde and Liberty. Up next: Friday vs. Arbor View

8. Moapa Valley (1-1): The Pirates lost last week to Hurricane of Utah. Guess what? Most teams in Southern Nevada would also lose to the always-competitive Utah school. Up next: Friday vs. Desert Pines

9. Palo Verde (1-1): Palo Verde can cement its status as a top 10 team this week against No. 3 Centennial. Last year, the Panthers failed to score against Centennial. Up next: Friday vs. Centennial

10. Canyon Springs (1-0): The Pioneers were held scoreless in regulation of their opener last week against Cheyenne, eventually prevailing 7-6 in overtime. Sure, it was the first game. But struggling to score against a Division I-A opponent should raise a red flag of concern. Up next: Friday at Cimarron-Memorial

Ray Brewer can be reached at 702-990-2662 or [email protected]. Follow Ray on Twitter at

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