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Preseason top 10: After Gorman at No. 1, let the debate begin in ranking the rest of the teams

Liberty, because of its efforts against Gorman in last year’s playoffs, comes in at No. 2 ahead of Palo Verde

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Members of Liberty kneel together before taking on Arbor View on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011.

HS Football 2012 Preseason Top 10

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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer are back with a comprehensive — or some would say long-winded — look at high school football. They go division-by-division and team-by-team in this exhaustive 2012 debut. So settle in on the couch with a Snuggie or plan to make a round-trip drive from Boulder City to Shadow Ridge in order to listen to this one.

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The teams will decide this argument.

When putting together the Sun’s preseason high school football top 10, there were two options for the No. 2 spot behind three-time defending state champion Bishop Gorman High at No. 1.

Palo Verde, which has a 59-6 record since 2007 and is the last local team to beat Gorman, is a perennial power and more than deserving. After all, the Panthers’ lone two defeats since 2010 have each come to Gorman in the playoffs, and they surrendered only 117 points in 12 games last year.

Then, there is two-time defending Sunrise Regional champion Liberty.

The Patriots put a scare into Gorman during last year’s state semifinals, twice holding leads in the first half and trailing by one point midway through the third quarter before losing, 56-34.

Although both teams are worthy, the nod went to Liberty — yes, the effort against Gorman was that impressive.

The rankings were determined by the Sun’s Case Keefer and Ray Brewer. Come Sept. 13, however, the players on Liberty and Palo Verde will have their say when they meet in the most anticipated nonleague game of the season.

Here are the rankings.

Follow Ray Brewer on Twitter at @RayBrewer21.

    • 1. Bishop Gorman

      The nationally ranked and three-time defending state champion Gaels have been the only team in the top spot of the Sun’s weekly rankings in the past three years and haven’t lost a regular season game to a local opponent since 2006. They are led by some of the state’s top players: quarterback Anu Solomon (an Arizona commit), junior running back Nate Starks (offers from Oklahoma and Texas), wide receiver Ryan Smith , defensive lineman Jake Smirk and defensive back Justin Sweet . When it’s all said and done, nine of the Gaels’ seniors could have college scholarships — a big reason Gorman is 43-3 in the past three years with wins against nationally ranked, out-of-state opponents. Pictured are defensive tackle Marquis Hunkin (left), running back Tajon Allen (front) and senior wide receiver Jamir Tillman.

    • 2. Liberty

      The Patriots have won the past two Sunrise Regional championships and are the clear favorites to repeat. Senior running back Niko Kapeli , a UNLV commit, is already the school’s all-time leading rusher, proving he’s the real deal by gaining 237 yards from scrimmage and scoring two touchdowns last year against Gorman in the state semifinals. Kai Nacua (BYU) returns for his third season at quarterback and will see significant action at linebacker. Silverado transfer Chris Noone (front) will anchor the offensive line, Hawaii move-in Jay Mitchell (left) gives the Patriots the speed they previously lacked and Phoenix Uptain (right) returns at linebacker.

    • 3. Palo Verde

      The Panthers’ two defeats in the past two seasons have each come against eventual state champion Bishop Gorman. Continuing the success will rely on how seniors Ryan Beaulieu and Lee Griggs perform — they’ll play running back, defensive back and on special teams. Senior Brad Solomon (left) will lead the offensive line, which traditionally is one of Palo Verde’s strengths. Senior Andrew Simister (right) is a two-way performer at fullback and linebacker.

    • 4. Arbor View

      The Aggies, which reached the Sunset semifinals in the past two seasons, have a 19-5 record since 2010 in becoming one of the Las Vegas Valley’s perennial top-5 teams. This year, led by three-star recruit Elijah George and Steven Davis (middle) on the offensive line, the Aggies’ double-wing ground attack again will give opponents fits. Senior running back Donnie Gaskin (left) rushed for more than 1,200 yards last year and returns as the feature back. Twins Rasheed (far right) and Rasheem Parks will be key contributors on both sides of the ball.

    • 5. Centennial

      The Bulldogs have won playoff games in the past two seasons, including last year when they were one play away from reaching the Sunset Regional championship game. With several key returners and more depth than most of the area’s teams, Centennial is likely to make another postseason run. They are led by senior defender Trajan Pili (third from left), a BYU commit, and quarterback/safety Austin Turley (far right). Chris Johnson and (second left) Coby Newton (left) will make key contributions on both sides of the ball at running back and linebacker.

    • 6. Canyon Springs

      After finally getting past Las Vegas last year to claim the Northeast Division title, the Pioneers failed to win a playoff game in a disappointing end to the season. Determined to make amends for the upset to Basic, they have the talent — namely San Diego State commit Donnel Pumphrey at running back, linebacker and fullback Tobias Carson and defensive lineman Rayshawn Henderson — to have a memorable season. Canyon Springs’ core group of players, including Stephone Revels (left), Fabian Leos (middle) and A.J. Cooper (right), has lost just one league game in the past two years.

    • 7. Basic

      The Wolves proved they can score against any team in town during last year’s Sunrise Regional quarterfinals, having their way in the passing game for a 42-21 victory to knock off top-seeded Canyon Springs. Basic returns its top offensive threats in wide receiver Devonte Boyd, a key UNLV recruiting target, and athletic junior Antraye Johnson. Basic will also be led by, from left to right, safety Anthony Owens, linebacker Mike Roberts and offensive lineman Ian Bates.

    • 8. Las Vegas

      The Wildcats reached the Sunrise semifinals last year but graduated their top two players, quarterback Hasaan Henderson and Farrell Victor. The duo accounted for 75 percent of Las Vegas’ offense in the past two years. Although it isn’t a top-5 team for the first time in more than a decade, Las Vegas still has plenty of weapons. Sophomore quarterback Trevor Swenson has the ability to be a game-changer, senior Vince Castro (left) was an all-league selection last year at wide receiver, and the defense returns nose guard Lahmed Evans (center) and all three of its starting linebackers. Joshua Mayfield (right) will create big plays at wide receiver and in the return game.

    • 9. Foothill

      The Falcons return just six starters — two on offense and four on defense — from last year’s team, which reached the Sunrise Regional finals. The two returners on offense, however, are two of the state’s best. San Diego State commit Tyler Morris (middle) and junior quarterback Drew Doxtator (2,668 yards and 37 touchdowns in 2011) will be tough to stop. Senior Andre Gonzalez (left) will start at wide receiver and defensive back, and senior defensive end Joe Wythe (right) has developed into a threat up front.

    • 10. Durango

      The Trailblazers will have two of the best players on the field each Friday night in running back Marcus Williams , a Utah commit, and Arie McQuaig , and first-year coach Matt Gerber plans to give each plenty of carries. Add in 5-foot-11, 220-pound fullback Gene Germain (left) in the backfield, along with linemen Ben Rush (middle) and Jonathan Kalderon (left), and Durango has enough pieces to make a run in the stacked Sunset Region.

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    1. Looking forward to another stellar year. Go Gaels!

    2. Right call on ranking Liberty over PV. I think they should have been the clear #2 at end of season last year (after state was over) with AV third, PV 4th. I would have even put Foothill at #5 over Reed. I think their solid feeder program and 5-6 football transfers over summer (from what i've heard haven't confirmed) are the bigger reason to rank them #2. They have turned a new football team into a respected football program (locally) in just a few years. I really really hope they put on a good show against Crespi. Palo has the schedule to justify a #3 ranking soon after the season kicks off. I hope they do better than I predict against Desert Vista or the 3rd best NV team will get beat by the 5-6th best from AZ.

      Ray, last year you had your love affair with Canyon which a lot of us thought was premature (Thanks Basic for proving us right) I was very happy when they beat Vegas and very sad to see their underwhelming support from parents, students and administration at their game against Basic.

      However I think you're right this time, a little higher than I would rank them, but they're ready to have a solid year. I think they are a top 10 team this year. Not 6 but maybe 9-10 or just outside the top ten. I think Canyon has the team to justify those rankings. I think outside of Gorman, Canyon Springs has the toughest opening 4 games, followed by Liberty and PV. Canyon could very well start the season 0-4. It's not a stretch they're playing the #2, #3, #9 ranked teams then Cheyenne which could easily be a top ten team. The only saving grace for Canyon is that the tough opening games will prepare them for the softest league in the new Div I and they could finish 5-4 or 4-5 and the #1 or #2 team in the NE.

      I think by seasons end the top 2 teams in Div 1A will be better than the 8/9/10 ranked teams in D1. And with that i'll throw out my pre season top 10. I say everyone should. It's only fair. Ray will likely take a lot of jazzing throughout the season for his pre season rankings and weekly picks so it's only fair we leave ourselves open for the same. Albeit none of us have been able to study the teams as deeply as Mr. Brewer.

    3. How they'll finish in Divisions:

      Div 1A Sunrise
      #1 Moapa
      #2 Desert Pines

      Div 1A Sunset
      #1 Cheyenne
      #2 Mojave

      NE
      #1 Canyon Springs
      #2 Las Vegas
      #3 Green Valley
      #4 Silverado

      SE
      #1 Liberty
      #2 Foothill
      #3 Basic
      #4 Del Sol

      NW
      #1 Arbor View
      #2 Palo Verde
      #3 Durango
      #4 Shadow Ridge

      SW
      #1 Bishop Gorman
      #2 Centennial
      #3 Legacy
      #4 Cimarron-Memorial

      Div IA Championship
      Cheyenne over Truckee (home field advantage)

      Div I Championship
      Gorman over Liberty (thank god this year it may actually work out that the two best teams in the state meet in the final not the Sunset Championship or other prior to final etc..)

      Top Ten

      1 Gorman
      2 Liberty
      3 Arbor View
      4 Foothill
      5 Palo Verde
      6 Centennial
      7 Basic
      8 Reed
      9 Canyon Springs
      10 Cheyenne
      *Truckee, Las Vegas,Durango, Moapa Valley and Douglas

    4. The best team money can buy.

      The majority of Gorman's players are paid (receive a $10,000++ scholarship http://www.bishopgorman.org/page.aspx?pi... ). I think the scholarships are great; they open doors for many disadvantaged students.

      You are comparing public teams that are the best of the neighborhood to Gorman that has the best of the city by poaching the best players from public schools. It is demoralizing to the public teams and absolutely unfair to rate. It would be like rating UNLV compared to the NBA or a AAA baseball team to the majors, an unfair comparison.

    5. Great analysis by tuasdad. I really liked Liberty's team and coaching last year and hope that they can continue to play at a high level.

    6. I like your thinking Tuasdad. I'm not scared to be wrong!! (Or right!) However, because 4 teams make the playoffs in both the Division 1 and Division 1A Sunrise and Sunset, I'll give my top 4 in each.

      Div 1-A Sunrise
      #1- Moapa Valley
      #2- Desert Pines
      #3- Boulder City
      #4- Virgin Valley

      Div 1-A Sunset
      #1- Cheyenne
      #2- Mojave
      #3- Clark
      #4- Faith Lutheran

      Divi 1-A North
      #1- Truckee
      #2- Churchill County
      #3- Elko
      #4- Lowry

      Those results would make the following State Semi:
      Moapa Valley hosting Churchill County
      Truckee hosting Cheyenne

      Per Niaa, after the divisional playoffs if the same two seeds are remaining (that would be #1 Moapa and #1 Cheyenne) then the Sunrise team would host the state semi in even ending years -2012- and the Sunset would host the state semi in odd ending years-2013. So that means Cheyenne would be traveling up to face the North #1 seed Truckee. And there is no way in heck that Cheyenne is going up to Truckee in November and beating them. So that means I'm predicting ANOTHER Moapa vs. Truckee State Championship!!!

    7. Division 1:
      SE
      #1- Liberty
      #2- Basic
      #3- Foothill
      #4- Del Sol

      NE
      #1- Canyon Springs
      #2- Las Vegas
      #3- Green Valley
      #4- Valley

      NW
      #1- Palo Verde
      #2- Arbor View
      #3- Durango
      #4- Spring Valley

      SW
      #1- Gorman
      #2- Centennial
      #3- Cimarron
      #4- Desert Oasis

      I'm not sure how the playoffs are set up with which conference has to go up North for state semi's, but I think the Gorman vs. Liberty state championship sounds pretty good to me.

    8. Now time for the overall top 10

      #1- Gorman
      #2- Liberty
      #3- Palo Verde
      #4- Centennial
      #5- Arbor View
      After #5 I think there is a major drop-off and this is where you could slide some Div 1-A teams in with the "big boys"
      #6- Truckee
      #7- Basic
      #8- Moapa Valley
      #9- Canyon Springs
      #10-Reed

      *Foothill, Cheyenne, Desert Pines, Cimarron, Durango

      After the Top 5, I think you could interchange #6-#15. Any one of those teams could beat each other. But the top 5 teams are clearly the top 5 teams in my mind. Can't wait for Saturday!!

    9. I think tausdad did a good job with rankings and comments. I believe Liberty, Palo ,Arbor and Foothill are all about even. Is this the year that Arbor beats Palo? Can someone in Nevada beat Gorman? Has Las Vegas reloaded? Can Canyon be a power outside of their conference? I got Valley as my sleeper to make the playoffs.
      Div1A is gooing to be fun, new State Trophey. Who will get it? A lot of good early matchups in this division that might turn out to be rematches in the playoffs.My sleeper in this division, Boulder and Faith to make the playoffs.

      I'm also glad to see Liberty and Palo stepin up to play out of state teams. We need more than Gorman doing it if we want people out of Nevada to repect Nevada football. Good luck and kick some butt!!!!

    10. @tuasdad
      You are very much incorrect if you think in the NW that Arbor View will finish first. In fact, they will come in behind Palo and Durango. And Shadow Ridge will not even get a breath of playoffs, finishing behind Spring Valley and Sierra Vista

    11. thanks vegasbike, coachearl and sportsarefun.

      I am glad others are throwing their predictions out there. It makes the season and conversation a lot more fun. Gives us something to debate and holds more than just Ray and Keefer open for criticism and jazzing.

      I must have misinterpreted the NIAA playoff scenario. I looked at it for region would be #1 SR Moapa vs #2 SS Mojave (Moapa winning) and #1 SS Cheyenne vs #2 SR Desert Pines (Cheyenne winning) With Cheyenne being ranked #1 south and Moapa #2..meaning Moapa vs Truckee semi with winner likely playing Cheyenne in southern nevada.... but I see now with the re-ranking for state that they may rank Moapa #1 from South and Cheyenne #2 (I assume based on league record, then non league if both the same?) Then Cheyenne would have to travel to play Truckee, where I would favor Truckee. Anybody have a sure answer for how they'll re-rank for state? I think Moapa is likely to have the better over all record but they and Cheyenne will likely have 0 or 1 league loses.

    12. sportsarefun... I agree with the top 5 and the rest comment. I would say top top 4 last year i would say top 3 this year are head and shoulders above the rest. Also I don't know the north well enough to rank them outside of truckee being the clear favorite but I thought it was 4 from north make regional playoffs and 4 from south (2 from SS 2 from SR) I know the north has a lot of opinions, and often doesn't get enough credit but the more I think about it and the more people say that last years Reed was hot stuff the more I disagree. I think Liberty, Palo, AV, Foothill would have beaten last years Reed. I think Basic could have come close. 02 and 08 and maybe even '10 McQueen was better than last years Reed. They suffered from a bad year for north teams coupled with weakest playoffs in the country to get a ticket directly into the title game. Most years the top two teams from the north could compete or beat most teams form the south. I dont think Carson or Reed could have beaten our top 5 or would have made it to state if they were in the SE or NW leagues.

      Also PublicSchool, admit tingly the league i have the least personal knowledge about about the inner workings of would be the northwest so wouldn't shock me to be wrong there.

    13. NE
      #1 Las Vegas
      #2 Canyon Springs
      #3 Green Valley
      #4 Silverado

      SE
      #1 Liberty
      #2 Foothill
      #3 Del Sol
      #4 Basic

      NW
      #1 Palo Verde
      #2 Durango
      #3 Arbor View
      #4 Spring Valley

      SW
      #1 Bishop Gorman
      #2 Centennial
      #3 Legacy
      #4 Cimarron-Memorial

    14. Don't look past the Longhorns. Their system is easy enough to grasp. If they can stay disciplined for 4 quarters and play smart under pressure they can suprise some people. I predict they sneak into the playoffs.

      I was counting down the days. Thank God for such a great staff at the Sun. Your coverage blows away the North and Orange County Register. I actually missed reading all the High School Football Comments over lunch. Sinatra, TuasDad, CoachEarl, and the rest, We will not agree all year but its sure fun to read and participate about the best sport in the Valley. HIGH SCHOOL Football! (Sorry Rebels)

    15. This is copied and pasted directly from niaa.com

      Division I-A, Option 2 = The top four (4) teams out of the Northern League qualify for the Northern Region playoffs; the top four (4) teams out of the Sunrise League and the top four (4) teams out of the Sunset League qualify for the eight-team Southern Region playoffs. Teams in the Northern League will contest a league playoff round, by seeding, to get two state semifinalists; teams in the Sunrise and Sunset leagues will "cross bracket" with the appropriately-seeded teams from the other league in their region playoffs for two rounds to get two (state semi) finalists. The Northern League and Southern Region will cross-bracket in the state semifinals (example: the Sunrise League No. 1 seed would be the Southern Region's top seed and thus host one state semifinal game against the No. 2 Northern team in 2012 / even years should that team win its first two region playoff games -- the Sunset No. 1 would be the overall Southern's No. 1 in 2013 / odd years).

      So that means if Moapa and Cheyenne are both number 1 seeds, Moapa would be hosting 2012 while Cheyenne travels north. If it was 2013 then Cheyenne would host and Moapa would travel north. Here's the link:

      http://niaa.com/board/minutes/2012_NIAA_...

    16. Tua...all well said save for 1 part...
      "just for arguments sake do you really think 25 Polynesian football studs just happen to live near Bermuda and St Rose?"
      The question gives off the wrong impression about Liberty. If you are ever interested in the truth, come to our neighborhood and see for yourself. We'll share some plate lunches with you with a few ice cold Heineken's to wash it down!
      We've been investigated so many times for that very charge to the point where it was either an NIAA rep or Clark County rep that would show up at the kids homes to see if they truly lived there. We were exonerated every time. Then coaches from other schools tried to report that we had too many coaches. Apparently there's some rule that a team cant have more than 13 coaches (or something like that). It's a real rule...just ridiculous. It's not like the coaches get paid but it was chance to have our games forfeited. Once again, we were cleared. Is it so hard to believe that people who wanted to make a difference actually made a difference. The Polynesians on Liberty's football team actually do live in the zone! There was a player that lived outside the zone but he went to our feeder middle school and was approved for a zone variance before ever starting high school (and has since graduated). There is 1 kid who recently moved out of the Liberty zone but is a senior and he started high school as a Patriot and wants to graduate as such. It isnt coincidence...it's very intentional that these families live in the zone. People keep saying there's no way all of those islander families live in that area. Well it's an old argument that has never taken. Playing around with the rules is too much for us simple island folk. So we tell folks if you want to play at Liberty you better move into the zone! Simple as that! It's far easier and drama-free to comply. I know BG knows about our zone. It's the same zone where they found Anu! LOL... Great picks and opinions. It's going to be another good year for growth in Las Vegas' high school football. My best to all the teams this year!

    17. I agree with Wm Gordon.....BG....best team money can buy....and if you have enough money....regardless of the hue and cry about taking them out of the league....they still get to play...amazing what can happen if you grease the right palms....

    18. It's that time again! I know I'm ready for some football!! Great to see your posts Tuasdad. Always insightful. Ray and Case, I can't wait for the podcasts to begin. Hoping to see/hear a piece on the 4 seniors at Gorman battling for a shot a 4 in a row! Welcome back to all the hateful as well! They keep the board interesting...well, maybe that's putting too much on it.

      To the boys at Liberty...Cheehoooooo!!!!!!!!!! Mr. Xltman, if you can't beat em....

      Good luck to all the teams and I wish a healthy season to all the student athletes laying it on the line!!

    19. LOL..Heineken reference pertains to the islanders "beer of choice" around here. I'm with you though...food and soda's it is!
      BTW..the "best team money can buy" cry is so tired. It is what it is...leave things as they are and step up your game. The way I see it, it will mean a lot more when your team can step up and knock down the king of the mountain. That's why we dont want BG to go or play anywhere else! We want a shot again and again and again because each time we're getting better and better and better!
      I know..optimistic much? Yes we are...a lot! It's what keeps us relentless at Liberty. With all due respect to other teams in the valley and the state, Gorman we are comin right back at you! Gird your loins everyone! LOL... we're gearin up to kick everybody right in the sack to get to the Gaels! hehehe... Love high school football!!! Go Patriots!!

    20. islandmana, the reference is to the fact Anu comes from Liberty's zone. That's all. Nothing negative meant by it so dont make anything more of it. Many of Anu's biggest fans are right here at Liberty including his former coaches. He is also from our Island Warriors youth program and practiced with Liberty in preparation to start high school. He was blessed with an opportunity to go to Gorman and he took it with all of our support! TRUTHSED

    21. Finally, Football is upon us...
      Let the games begin.

      Re: Players in the NFL
      Josh Mauga, LB, Churchill County, (Fallon)
      Is still listed on the N.Y. Jets roster.

      http://www.nfl.com/player/joshmauga/7960...

    22. Fallon was still 4A when Josh Mauga graduated, and went to UNR. I watched him play in the Sertoma Classic. (The High School All Star game for Seniors that have just graduated. It is for Charity, and has the "Top 100" Seniors in what was Divisions 4A, 3A, and 2A, in the North.)
      Many 3A players performed just as well as the 4A players, and it has always been too bad that those players have not received their due attention from UNR and UNLV, when it comes to recruiting.
      Josh Mauga also played for the New England Patriots...
      This year's Sertoma Classic had an extra twist, as the Reed Coaching Staff faced the Truckee Coaching Staff, in a fun, hard fought, close thriller of a game.

    23. Tuasdad, your optimism is starting to show. The sad truth is that "Hermit" DID choose the words carefully. Hermit's bigotry, ignorance and racism is exactly who Hermit is. I've made it clear that posts filled with Gorman hate is welcome and amusing. Posts filled with comments aimed at the KIDS are reflective of something much more backwater, inbred, ignorant and a host of other expletives.

    24. Gangbangers... at Gorman... I don't think so. I keep hereing about the Liberty and their freshman team. Most of those kids played in the middle school league, but they did not win the championship, Mojave did. Don't over look Mojave, they are young but talented. Also Palo and Centiniel has pulled in some good talent also.

    25. Scmimage Saturday at Mojave freshman at 8:30 JV at 10:30 Varsity at 5pm or 6pm Mojave,Deset Oasis,Rancho, and Spring Valley

    26. First podcast is up! Go listen!

    27. Division 1A Sunrise
      1. Moapa Valley
      2. Desert Pines
      3. Boulder City
      4. Chaparral
      5. Virgin Valley
      6. Sunrise Mountain

      Division 1A Sunset
      1. Cheyenne
      2. Mojave
      3. Faith Lutheran
      4. Clark
      5. Western
      6. Pahrump Valley

      Sunrise Northeast
      1. Canyon Springs
      2. Silverado
      3. Las Vegas
      4. Valley
      5. Green Valley
      6. Rancho

      Sunrise Southeast
      1. Liberty
      2. Foothill
      3. Basic
      4. Coronado
      5. Del Sol
      6. Eldorado

      Sunset Northwest
      1. Palo Verde
      2. Arbor View
      3. Durango
      4. Spring Valley
      5. Sierra Vista
      6. Shadow Ridge

      Sunset Southwest
      1. Bishop Gorman
      2. Centennial
      3. Cimarron
      4. Legacy
      5. Desert Oasis
      6. Bonanza

      Southern Nevada Rankings
      1. Bishop Gorman
      2. Liberty
      3. Palo Verde
      4. Arbor View
      5. Centennial
      6. Canyon Springs
      7. Foothill
      8. Cimarron
      9. Durango
      10. Basic
      11. Silverado
      12. Coronado
      13. Cheyenne
      14. Legacy
      15. Las Vegas
      16. Moapa Valley
      17. Desert Oasis
      18. Bonanza
      19. Valley
      20. Green Valley
      21. Del Sol
      22. Rancho
      23. Desert Pines
      24. Spring Valley
      25. Sierra Vista
      26. Mojave
      27. Faith Lutheran
      28. Eldorado
      29. Boulder City
      30. Virgin Valley
      31. Clark
      32. Shadow Ridge
      33. Chaparral
      34. Western
      35. Sunrise Mountain
      36. Pahrump Valley

      Toughest division = Southwest.

      Division 1A Championship
      Cheyenne over Moapa Valley

      Division 1 Championship
      Bishop Gorman over Liberty

    28. I like the comments that encourage the CCSD teams to step up in regards to Gorman. The high level of play at BGHS is making all the programs much better. Arbor View played them twice last year and we got a wake up call about how tough and focused you have to be to compete. I think Palo and AV would both handle Liberty--especially Palo with the D backs to handle Liberty's passing game. Centennial's passing game in the So. Nev. land of speed running attacks will be interesting.

      Hey Gorman! Why not help out Clark and Western with an upgrade to their facilities?

      Go Aggies--Awesome line play this year could be a difference maker.