Friday night football is back, and 'Gators take on Palo Verde

High school football moves back to Friday night this week, and though league play hasn’t yet started, there’s still plenty to grab the interest of fans. Here’s a look at some of the top games and storylines for Week 4.

Palo Verde (1-0) at Green Valley (1-2) — The Gators have averaged 493.7 yards of offense, but have just one win to show for it. They’ll try to avoid a third loss against Palo Verde, which topped 300 yards in the air and on the ground in its opener.

Canyon Springs (2-0) at Basic (0-2) — Basic’s offense has been solid, but its defense has been anything but, as the Wolves have allowed 114 points in two games. Things don’t get much easier against the Pioneers and improving quarterback Bradley Alexander, who passed for 280 yards and three TDs last week.

Arbor View (1-0) at Coronado (1-2) — The Cougars needed to come from behind to avoid falling to 0-3 in a 25-21 win over Green Valley last week. They’ll need to make sure not to dig a hole against the second-ranked Aggies, who opened the season with a 35-7 win over Centennial last week.

Hamilton (Ariz.) at Liberty (1-2) — The tough non-league schedule continues for the Patriots, who went 11-2 in each of the last two seasons. Hamilton is off to a 3-0 start and is ranked No. 28 nationally by USA Today.

Virgin Valley (3-0) at Clark (2-1) — The Bulldogs are off to a 3-0 start thanks to a potent air attack led by quarterback Garrett Leavitt (524 yards, 9 TDs). Clark can prove it’s a real playoff contender with a win this week.

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