Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 | 2:15 p.m.
The week of August 26
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.
Both teams lost virtually their entire roster from last year, but Kyle Keplinger returns for Foothill and he’s a big-time difference maker.
Foothill 23, Durango 21
Despite the fact that purple is my least favorite color, it’s hard to imagine Durango losing here.
Durango 30, Foothill 17
Gorman hasn’t lost at home in the four-year history of Fertitta Field. Plus, its physical style of play and the Las Vegas heat will hinder Armwood.
Gorman 30, Armwood (Fla.) 16
Don’t let Brewer’s score fool you: This would be an upset. But it’s one the confident Gaels are capable of.
Gorman 21, Armwood (Fla.) 20
Arbor View returns more key players and will be ahead this stage of the season.
Arbor View 23, Liberty 20
Flip the score. The Liberty defense, with tackling machine Jared Tuilagi, is going to be tough this year.
Liberty 23, Arbor View 20
Palo Verde’s veterans on both sides of the line are too much for Canyon Springs.
Palo Verde 34, Canyon Springs 12
Pioneers receive unpleasant introduction to Dillon Chaisson and Josh Symonette.
Palo Verde 36, Canyon Springs 7
Let the Chris Marshall show begin.
Del Sol 38, Rancho 16
Dragons are on tap for a big year.
Del Sol 28, Rancho 10
Faith Lutheran beat Fountain Valley last year, but Green Valley won’t be so fortunate.
Fountain Valley 13, Green Valley 12
Gators have a lot of players returning who will use their experience to win a shootout in this one.
Green Valley 38, Fountain Valley 35
The only lopsided blowout of the season’s first Friday night.
Silverado 48, Bonanza 6
Not seeing how the Bengals hang with the physical, motivated Skyhawks.
Silverado 48, Bonanza 13
Hasaan Henderson and Farrell Victor get off to a great start.
Las Vegas 33, Snow Canyon 12
Who doesn’t love a Friday night game at Frank Nails Stadium?
Las Vegas 24, Snow Canyon 22
Desert Pines will be a major contender in the Northeast. Friday, however, they’ll struggle.
Pine View 40, Desert Pines 13
Pine View has beaten a Las Vegas team three years in a row by an average of 27 points.
Pine View 34, Desert Pines 20
Moapa Valley rides wave of momentum from last week’s win over Arizona’s Show Low.
Moapa Valley 28, Desert Hills 17
Thoughtfully giving Moapa Valley the chance to prove me wrong for the second week in a row.
Desert Hills 33, Moapa Valley 21
Basic is tough to beat at its Don Taylor Stadium, especially on opening night.
Basic 30, Cimarron 12
Have a feeling that Basic pulls out a dramatic victory.
Basic 17, Cimarron 14
Valley’s speed is too much for Virgin Valley to contain.
Valley 20, Virgin Valley 19
Expecting this to be a great game.
Virgin Valley 26, Valley 21
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