Here are some of the week’s most interesting high school football matchups.
Green Valley (1-0) at Palo Verde (0-1) — Green Valley opened the season with a 26-23 road win over Charter Oak (Calif.), a program that had won 27 games over the past three seasons. Palo Verde, meanwhile, was shut out for the first time since 2006, losing 16-0 to Centennial. The Gators held Charter Oak to 12 rushing yards on 25 carries last week, and that could be bad news for the ground-oriented Panthers.
Arbor View (0-0) at Silverado (0-0) — The fifth-ranked Aggies should provide a tough early test for Silverado. Arbor View lost several key backs, but returns Herman Gray to lead the double-wing attack. The Skyhawks will counter with speedy newcomer Deyon McKinney.
Bingham (Utah) at Bishop Gorman (2-0) — Another week, another test for the Gaels, ranked No. 1 in the nation by USA Today. Bingham enters the contest ranked 18th nationally, and has outscored opponents 64-21 thus far.
Rancho (0-1) at Las Vegas (0-0) — The “Bone Game” is the state’s longest standing rivalry. Unfortunately, this one’s not likely to be close. The Rams are riding a 21-game losing streak, and Las Vegas has won the last two matchups by a combined 115-6.
Clark (1-0) at Desert Pines (1-0) — The Jaguars were hit hard by graduation after going 9-2 last season, but didn’t miss a beat in their opener, as a pair of sophomores came up with big performances. Quarterback Marckell Grayson passed for 344 yards and four TDs and rushed for 42 yards and a score in his first varsity start. Running back Isaiah Morris rushed for 54 yards and two TDs and had 75 receiving yards and a touchdown. Clark will counter with running back Milan Dixon, who rushed for 101 yards last week, and new quarterback Nick Kinnard, who passed for 148 yards and two scores.
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