Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 | 9:49 p.m.
The Sun’s Mike Grimala comes out of the bullpen to spell Case Keefer on this week’s Prep Sports Now. Mike joins Ray Brewer to take a look at all of the Week 8 action.
This is shaping up to be a great week of high school football games.
In the class 5A, Liberty and Green Valley square off in a battle of undefeated league opponents, while Foothill looks to extend its winning streak to four games when taking on Arbor View.
In the class 4A, Shadow Ridge battles Coronado in a matchup of teams with state championship goals, and Basic travels to Durango.
The class 3A also has a few interesting games with Eldorado playing Rancho, and SLAM Academy against Boulder City.
The picks column is 79-21 overall for the season through seven weeks — even with going 12-6 last week.
Here’s the Week 8 forecast:
Palo Verde at Canyon Springs
Anyone have a coin? Canyon Springs 16, Palo Verde 14
Spring Valley at Bonanza
Banner Game always brings out the best in both teams. Spring Valley 17, Bonanza 16
Arbor View at Foothill
This game will go down to the wire. Arbor View 28, Foothill 26
Liberty at Green Valley
Could Green Valley pull off another upset? Liberty 44, Green Valley 14
Bishop Gorman at Legacy
Gorman is again facing little pushback from local teams. Gorman 53, Legacy 0
Faith Lutheran at Centennial
Faith Lutheran is much improved coming out of its bye week. Faith Lutheran 30, Centennial 9
Shadow Ridge at Coronado
The Shadow Ridge rushing attack is too much for the Cougars. Shadow Ridge 33, Coronado 24
Basic at Durango
I’m still convinced Basic will win a playoff game. First, they have to qualify for the postseason. Basic 40, Durango 29
Desert Pines at Las Vegas
Don’t see Desert Pines falling in consecutive weeks. Desert Pines 32, Las Vegas 20
Eldorado at Rancho
Rams grab crucial class 3A victory. Rancho 13, Eldorado 12
Sierra Vista at Mojave
Making it two straight for the Rattlers. Sierra Vista 28, Mojave 12
Chaparral at Sunrise Mountain
My Cowboys aren’t going to lose at the buzzer this week. Chaparral 44, Sunrise Mountain 30
Moapa Valley at Western
Western plays so hard each week. Eventually, it will win a game. Moapa Valley 50, Western 0
Virgin Valley at Valley
Tough spot for Valley with Moapa Valley and Virgin Valley in consecutive weeks. Virgin Valley 38, Valley 8
Desert Oasis at Cimarron-Memorial
Desert Oasis should be back to full strength. Desert Oasis 36, Cimarron 13
Boulder City at SLAM
Eagles, desperate for a win, get back on track. Boulder City 22, Slam 21