Top high school football games to watch tonight

Here’s a look at some of this week’s most interesting high school football games.

Desert Oasis (7-3) at Arbor View (9-1) – Desert Oasis is a feel-good story after going 2-8 last season.

But the Diamondbacks face a tall task in this Sunset Region semifinal. The Aggies beat Desert Oasis 45-6 earlier this season, and the Diamondbacks still haven’t beaten a team with a winning record.

Ty’shun McClinton could be key for Desert Oasis. He’s rushed for more than 100 yards in every one of the team’s victories.

Centennial (8-2) at Bishop Gorman (11-0) – Gorman’s running game has been so good this season that the Gaels haven’t even needed a big performance from Texas A&M commit and 2014 Review-Journal state player of the year Tate Martell.

Biaggio Ali Walsh has averaged 26.7 yards per carry against local competition, and that probably spells doom for the Bulldogs.

Foothill (6-3) at Silverado (6-3) – This should be the best of the Sunrise Region first round games. Silverado’s defense has been strong, yielding a total of 28 points in the six wins.

But the Skyhawks will need to find a way to contain Foothill running back Justice Jackson (1,359 rushing yards, 22 TDs)

Elko (8-2) at Moapa Valley (10-1) – This is one of two Division I-A state semifinals on Saturday. The Pirates have advanced to the state championship game in eight of the last nine seasons, and are especially tough to beat at home.

R.J. Hubert, who has committed to play at Utah, leads the area with 174 points this season, and always seems to find a way to get into the end zone.

Moapa Valley rolled to a 40-7 win over the Indians in the semifinals last year.

Chaparral (9-2) at Churchill County (10-1) – A week after shocking Sunset League champion Faith Lutheran by scoring eight points in the final minute, the surprising Cowboys head to Fallon Saturday to play Northern League champ Churchill County.

Churchill County has been stellar on defense this season, allowing only 90 points all year, and just 56 during its 10-game win streak.

Chaparral will need to put pressure on Greenwave quarterback Connor Richardson, who has passed for 2,262 yards and 30 TDs this season.

Go to nevadapreps.com for a full schedule and complete scoreboard.

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