We all remember Durango and Sierra Vista struggling in recent seasons, right? Now, both teams are undefeated entering Friday’s first-place showdown at Durango. The Mandela Effect is the only explanation. Just a glitch in the matrix.
Dust off the bootleg T-shirts with the funny slogans, and get the trophies out of storage. It’s “Rivalry Week” across the valley.
Maybe Bishop Gorman didn’t play the best team in California, or the best team in Florida, or the best team in Texas. But the Gaels played more good teams than anybody else, and that’s all that matters when it comes to prep football rankings.
It’s the unofficial halfway point of the prep football season, and that means it’s time to give out the Fieldies.
Sure enough, league play in the Class 4A Sunset Region and Class 3A starts this week, the true indicator that summer is done. Even Bishop Gorman is taking a break from irking out-of-state fanbases to play a Southwest League contest against Bonanza. (I didn’t include that game in my picks, but, spoiler alert, Gorman is going to win.)
The unofficial Clark County School District football title game takes place when Desert Pines visits six-time defending Sunrise Region champion Liberty at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The time difference here in Hawaii has me all goofed up, which explains why I went with so many double-digit point predictions. Fielder thinks I got too much sun at Hanauma Bay. He’s probably right.
There’s been a lot of talk in the news lately about borders and walls. It’s probably because of the way prep football schedules continue to spread across state lines.
Fielder finally made it out of high school and is about to start college. Shocking, right? But before he left, he handed over this column to me, his younger brother. That’s right, another Fielder. Nice to meet you.
Before I can graduate, there's some basketball to discuss. The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association boys and girls state tournaments are in Reno this week, and I took a break from writing my book about the 2015 football season ("The Year of the Butt Punt") to make the trip north and check out all the action.
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.