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Bishop Gorman vs. Palo Verde Playoff 2010

Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun

Bishop Gorman fans cheer a touchdown against Palo Verde Saturday, November 27, 2010. Gorman won 28-10 to advance to the state championship game.

High school football teams in Southern Nevada are heading into the final two weeks of the regular season, meaning this week’s slate of games will be important in determining playoff seeding.

The picks column went 11-3 last week and stands at 90-24 on the season. Here are some predictions for Week 9:

Valley at Rancho

Rancho, like it did last week in beating Eldorado, finds success running the ball. Rancho 31, Valley 19

Battle of the Bulls: Arbor View at Legacy

Rivalry games are always close. Arbor View 29, Legacy 20

Foothill at Canyon Springs

Foothill, unfortunately, leads the city in one stat: Games canceled. Foothill 30, Canyon Springs 21

Palo Verde at Bishop Gorman

Remember when this was the game of the year? Bishop Gorman 52, Palo Verde 0

Desert Pines at Faith Lutheran

Speaking of blasts from the past: Remember the playoff matchups between these schools? Desert Pines 33, Faith Lutheran 16

Bonanza at Sierra Vista

Make it three straight for the Mountain Lions. Sierra Vista 45, Bonanza 11

Durango at Las Vegas

Tough to pick a team coming off a running clock loss, but I’m sticking with the Las Vegas Wildcats. Las Vegas 38, Durango 16

Green Valley at Centennial

Green Valley gets back on track. Green Valley 41, Centennial 10

Clark at Moapa Valley

This is Clark’s first trip to Overton, and nobody beats the Pirates in Overton. Moapa Valley 33, Clark 13

Pahrump at Eldorado

Going against one of my theories and picking Pahrump on the road. Pahrump 23, Eldorado 22

Del Sol at Basic

The Wolves have lost their last two games at the buzzer. This week, they win in a landslide. Basic 29, Del Sol 6

Cheyenne at Desert Oasis

No slowing down the Diamondbacks. Desert Oasis 39, Cheyenne 0

Shadow Ridge at Mojave

Shadow Ridge runs wild. Shadow Ridge 50, Mojave 0

Chaparral at Cimarron-Memorial

No need to flip a coin here. Always take the Cowboys. Chaparral 22, Cimarron 20

Western at Virgin Valley

Ton of respect for how hard Western has competed this year. Virgin Valley 41, Western 0

Coronado at Spring Valley

Cougars starting to peak at the right time. Coronado 34, Spring Valley 6

Silverado at Sunrise Mountain

Serious question: Who has been more dominant? Silverado in the 4A or Bishop Gorman in the 5A? Silverado 53, Sunrise Mountain 0

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