Centennial needs a win over a Cimarron-Memorial team that is out of the playoff race to claim its first league title since 2002 and the No. 1 seed in the Northwest League.
Martin Blake ran for 113 yards and a touchdown and returned a punt for a score to help the Pioneers to a 48-7 Southeast League win over Eldorado.
The Chargers have earned all of their three league wins in dramatic fashion by a total of 15 points, but their 49-48 win over Desert Oasis clinched a playoff berth.
Even with Centennial’s 17-14 win over Arbor View and Virgin Valley’s 14-7 victory over Boulder City factored in, the average margin among the 15 games was 34.5 points.
Marrion Macklin-Thomas ran for 163 yards and three touchdowns, and the Shadow Ridge defense forced four second-half turnovers in a road victory.
Centennial was the fourth straight team that the Patriots have faced to start the season that finished 2018 ranked in the top 40 nationally.
De’Andre Washington rushed for 62 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries, but the Aggies lost to Hamilton on Friday night in Chandler, Arizona.
Koy Riggin threw two touchdown passes and ran for another, and Foothill held on for a 29-27 home win over Canyon Springs on Friday night.
Here are the all-league and all-region teams, as selected by coaches.
Led by senior Tyler Edlefsen, Palo Verde scored 91 points to hold off second-place Coronado, which scored 84, and won the Class 4A state title.