Instead of taking a vacation or doing an internship this winter, I've decided to stay home and write a book.
Tony Sanchez, the former Bishop Gorman and current UNLV football coach, has it right. Nothing says America more than football on Thanksgiving.
Welcome to "Championship Week." The prep football season is winding down, and four title games are on the docket this week. Most of them are taking place up north, and that means it's time to pack a heavy coat and jump in the car.
Eric and Skeet have been begging me for the past few weeks to use their new power ratings.
This is my favorite week of the prep football season. The Division I-A Southern Region playoffs begin, there are two league titles up for grabs, and all the games are Thursday because of Nevada Day.
The prep football season is winding down, and for the Division I-A teams, this is the final week of the regular season.
"This (stuff) is TOO easy!" After seven weeks of prep football action, I am nailing 72 percent of my picks straight-up. Three of my losses this season came last week when I missed every play in my prop bet extravaganza. (#Karma Right, Durango fans?)
The computer — or maybe it's just numbers pulled from a hat — used by the Clark County School District to create the prep football schedule typically spits out a few good matchups each week.
We've reached the unofficial halfway point of the prep football season, and I'm ready to hand out the Fieldies. My midseason awards usually include a free lunch and a T-shirt for the winners, but I'm saving money for a new pair of Jordans, so no dice this year.
I have been pretty rough on Silverado over the years. The Skyhawks have been the punch line numerous times in this space. But in honor of Yom Kippur this week, it's time to atone for my mistakes. Here goes (clears throat): I'm sorry, Skyhawks.
If you saw me at school this week, you probably noticed the huge smile on my face and the extra bounce in my step. No, I didn't get a date for homecoming yet, but I'm still feeling quite chipper. That's what happens when you correctly predict seven out of eight prep football games like I did last week.
Lost in the excitement last week of Rancho snapping its 30-game losing streak — for the record, that won't be the only game the Rams win this season — Sunrise Mountain quietly reached a milestone of its own under second-year coach Chris Sawyers.
This is a celebration of great things in small packages, an ode to jockeys, half-popped popcorn kernels and Division I-A.
My English teacher is making us read "Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team and a Dream" this semester in honor of The New York Times best-seller's 25th anniversary.