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When basketball coaching fails, it's back to football talking

Mon, Oct 29, 2012 (12:32 p.m.)

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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer recount their experience coaching the Las Vegas All-Star team against Findlay Prep in basketball and move on to football talk in the 11th Prep Sports Now of the year.

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  1. I'm glad you guys have a sense of humor. Maybe next time you coach an all star soccer game instead so you're more familiar with what is happening. Less blind leading the blind. Brewer it's tough but yes you can play rec sports and have a kid, you just have to wait until they're out of diapers. My four year old loves to watch me get my ankles broken at 7 on 7 rec soccer. Although i'm sure your work hours are tough, I can honestly say getting back on that field and playing soccer was the best thing I've done in a long time. Well worth the sore knees.

    Green Valley was gritty and I'm glad they didn't run away with it when it was 17-0. The fact that they gave up 5 td's to Pumphrey and still managed to bring it home will add to their resume and that experience will be priceless in the playoffs. Although Green Valley got the last laugh, Pumphrey's gator chomp in the end zone, in front of the Instigators was perfect.

    I really hope that Rost reminds his team of last season when they were clearly looking ahead to Gorman in round 2 and Centennial very nearly upset them in first round. Legacy would love nothing more than to upset Palo. Nobody wants to see Legacy vs Gorman II in another 70 point beatdown. No matter how out gunned Palo may be it's always a fun game and a fight against Gorman. For the second time this year, I'll be rooting for Palo to win (cue Sinatra telling me i'm not a real Gorman fan for rooting for Palo)

    3-5, 2-7, 2-7 and 2-8 are records of teams in Div I and IA playoffs. Pathetic sign of the times we live in. When 80% of the teams make the playoffs in divisions with such few teams, any sense of accomplishment by making the playoffs is lost. I love watching the underdog win, I hate when the season ends but c'mon. Cancel the post season and just hand out certificates of achievements to everyone. Don't keep stats either because somebody might get their feelings hurt when they're only #1 in mommy's eyes.

    I hope Hunky gets Canyon motivated. They are way better than Vegas and I've seen Canyon play twice this year they are just as dangerous as anyone else and could realistically end up winning the sunrise and playing in the state championship game. I hope they get motivated and ready to go there is no shame in 3 point losses AT Liberty and AT Palo then a 1 point loss AT Green Valley.

    Those are all very good teams and just like Green Valley's tough come from behind victories, that experience will pay off in the playoffs. You only get better by playing the best and that's something Canyon has done quite well all season. At this point I still favor Liberty winning the Sunrise but I would not be surprised if Coronado, Basic, Canyon or Liberty were the eventual Sunrise Champ, they're all capable of beating each other.

  2. Out of the Nearly 60 Teams in Division I and Division IA, Only TWO Teams have given up LESS than 100 Points in the Season...

    Both are in Division IA.

  3. the big 3 games were all good. I think the playoffs will be great. If you look at most of the big match ups, either team could have won. Lots of close games and some rematches that will be even better in the payoffs! The sunrise will be exciting. The sunset will be good to. Can someone stay within 20 points of Gorman. The sunset has some teams the want a piece of Gorman, but be careful what you ask for!

  4. who are those 2 teams laketahoeguy . How are they dominating. Strong d line, great linebackers, or just dont make mistakes , or tackle well? Is it great coaching, or combination of both.

  5. or a combination of the above and poor offense from opponents?

  6. Well, surprise, surprise...
    The Two teams are Moapa Valley and Truckee.
    The same two teams that have faced each other in the last FOUR State Championship games in the old Class 3A.
    CoachEarl, you are correct... a combination of ALL of those factors.
    Great "Programs" that do all facets of the game well.
    Also, both teams have good Offenses, get up early on their opponents, then run the ball and the clock, keeping opposing Offenses off the field.
    They Both also make their Opponents pay for their mistakes, play physical football, have plenty of takeaways, and protect the football themselves.
    It appears they are on a collision course to face each other yet again, in the Division IA Title game....unless something drastic happens...
    LTG