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High School Football Picks: Week Five

September 23

Brewer's Picks
Last Week:
15-2

Season:
48-12 (.800)

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:
14-3

Last Season:
45-15 (.750)

Spring Valley recovers after bad loss last week to Liberty.
Spring Valley 32, Western 16

With the emergence of Bonanza, Spring Valley is fighting an uphill battle in the Southwest division race.
Spring Valley 28, Western 15

The defending Southeast champions open division season in style.
Liberty 30, Silverado 9

Upset special. If Silverado eliminates careless mistakes, it is good enough to beat anyone in the Southeast.
Silverado 24, Liberty 23

Green Valley’s defense is improving, but still a liability.
Foothill 40, Green Valley 23

Should I pick two upsets in a row? Nah, not when the favorite has Kyle Keplinger.
Foothill 34, Green Valley 27

Basic makes a statement after last year’s upset to Coronado.
Basic 32, Coronado 13

Coronado is hungry, but Basic is too eager for revenge to let this one slip away.
Basic 20, Coronado 17

My Cowboys’ stay in first place is short lived.
Canyon Springs 54, Chaparral 12

Canyon Springs won’t need a minor miracle like last week this time around.
Canyon Springs 45, Chaparral 13

Eldorado can still salvage its season, but it must beat Valley.
Eldorado 22, Valley 19

Can’t think of one legitimate reason to pick Eldorado here.
Valley 30, Eldorado 16

After losing to Las Vegas, Desert Pines will be the best 0-4 team in Nevada.
Las Vegas 35, Desert Pines

Noticing a pattern from the Jaguars: Play well early and fade late. That’s a poisonous formula against the Wildcats.
Las Vegas 28, Desert Pines 15

Rancho finally gets into the win column.
Rancho 40, Sunrise Mountain 0

Sunrise Mountain squandered its best chance for a win this season last week against Chaparral.
Rancho 41, Sunrise Mountain 12

Desert Oasis flexes its muscles in what is likely a battle for a home playoff game.
Desert Oasis 33, Bonanza 20

Can’t figure this Bonanza team out, so I’ll call for another dramatic second half comeback this week.
Bonanza 31, Desert Oasis 28

Durango desperately needs to get back on track.
Durango 34, Clark 12

Expected the Trailblazers to be 3-1 at this point and not 1-3, which makes them my most disappointing team.
Durango 24, Clark 15

Gorman works on fine tuning its offense and defense before its showdown with Servite.
Gorman 59, Sierra Vista 0

What about its special teams? Gorman doesn’t need fine tuning there?
Gorman 63, Sierra Vista 6

Centennial’s schedule gets significantly easier starting this week.
Centennial 45, Shadow Ridge 3

Shifty running back Jacobi Owens can’t let the Bulldogs lose any more games.
Centennial 35, Shadow Ridge 7

Palo Verde can’t be stopped in the Northwest.
Palo Verde 39, Cimarron 7

Jerrol Garcia-Williams is a star for the Panthers.
Palo Verde 36, Cimarron 16

Cheyenne remains undefeated late in September. The glory days of Chey-town are slowly returning.
Cheyenne 43, Faith Lutheran 12

”Slowly” should not be used in any way to describe a team with Tyler Spight, Myloe Lewis and Kenneth Counts.
Cheyenne 38, Faith Lutheran 7

Arbor View prevails despite struggling against a talented Legacy squad.
Arbor View 20, Legacy 18

Anything could happen in this rivalry game, but I’ll side with the Aggies.
Arbor View 17, Legacy 7

Mojave has looked good for several parts of several games this fall. They finally get a win.
Mojave 24, Boulder City 19

Mojave is a school’s homecoming opponent for the second straight week. The Rattlers once again play their part.
Boulder City 24, Mojave 7

Virgin Valley used to beat up on Pahrump Valley each season when they were in the 3A together. Some things never change.
Virgin Valley 40, Pahrump Valley 18

This one could get lopsided.
Virgin Valley 49, Pahrump Valley 13

Moapa Valley will make this game a lot closer than you’d expect.
Del Sol 32, Moapa Valley 25

The Dragons defend their home turf, just barely.
Del Sol 35, Moapa Valley 30

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