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Liberty Falls to Mater Dei (Calif.), 49-7

Steve Marcus

Liberty quarterback Jayden Maiava (#1) passes during the first half of a game against Mater Dei (Calif.) High School in the Polynesian Football Classic at Fertitta Field Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.

Prep Sports Now

Guest host joins the show

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

Article written by #LasVegasSun

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