Published Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 | 7 p.m.
Updated Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 | 2:06 a.m.
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Las Vegas Sun reporters Case Keefer and Ray Brewer take a look back at last week's high school football games and discuss Thursday's slate. They are on a lot of different sides this week and present their arguments, as well as a theory on teams that wear white pants.
Can you believe the high school football season went by this fast?
For some schools, the season that started with high hopes in the summer ended Thursday night with the regular season finale.
For others, the second season will begin next week in the Sunrise Regional quarterfinals. The eight-team Sunrise playoff field will become official after tonight’s games, with teams from the Southeast and Northeast Divisions jockeying for the final spots.
In the Southeast, Silverado control its own destiny against host Del Sol. A Silverado victory gives the Skyhawks the No. 3 seed from the Southeast, while a defeat would give Del Sol the No. 3 seed and open the door for Basic to take the final spot.
In the Northeast, Canyon Springs hosts Desert Pines in a battle of teams with 5-1 league records. The winner receives a No. 2 seed for the playoffs and will host a quarterfinal game next week. The loser will travel to Foothill to face a one-loss Falcon team to open the postseason.
An Eldorado loss — which is likely — would open the door for Rancho and Valley, which play tonight. A Rancho win would put the Rams in the playoffs, while a Valley win would put Eldorado, Rancho and Valley in a three-way tie for the final spot with three wins.
In the Sunset Region, where there are two weeks of regular season games remaining, perennial powers Bishop Gorman and Palo Verde have winnable games — Palo Verde hosts Legacy; Gorman plays at Bonanza.
Palo Verde and Arbor View are assured the top two seed from the Northwest, but there are four teams fighting for the final two spots. Centennial can wrap up the No. 3 seed if its beats host Cheyenne, which needs a win to keep its slim playoff hopes alive.
Check back later tonight as the scores become final and the Sunrise playoff field is announced.