High School Games of the Week

Posted by Jacob Plunkett on 10/12/17 2:58 PM

The season keeps chugging along, and as the weeks fly by, playoff pictures become clearer and clearer. We realize there's a lot of football to be watched, so we've taken the liberty of selecting a few of the BEST GAMES in the COUNTRY for you to check out!

Preview these top matchups and tune in LIVE for another incredible weekend of high school football on the NFHS Network:

1. Loyola (CA) vs. #4 Chaminade (CA)

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Chaminade comes into this one ranked #4 in California and #11 in the country, and they have the talent to match that lofty ranking. They're currently sitting at 5-1, with their only loss coming on the road at the #5 team in the country, St. John Bosco. Loyola lost a close one last week to Serra, but expect the Cubs to come in hungry after suffering a 42-0 loss to Chaminade last year. Keep an eye on the Eagles Senior running back, Andrew VanBuren, who scored five touchdowns in a game against Serra earlier this season.

Players to watch...

Chaminade:

Michael Wilson / Class of 2018 / Stanford Commit - #45 rated WR in the COUNTRY (#240 player overall)

Andrew VanBuren / Class of 2018 / Boise State Commit - #2 rated RB in California

Parks Gissinger / Class of 2018 / Michigan State Commit - #5 rated Weak-Side DE in California

Dallas Taylor-Cortez / Class of 2018 / Iowa State Commit - #5 rated CB in California

Ryan Stevens / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted - #6 rated Pro-Style QB in California

Game Time: Friday, October 13th at 7:00 pm PT

Watch Loyola vs. #4 Chaminade

 

2. #5 Reno (NV) vs. #6 Reed (NV)

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This Top 10 Nevada showdown features two teams who are a combined 11-1 on the year. The matchup to watch here is Reed's high-powered offense vs. Reno's strangling defense. Keep and eye on inside linebacker Brandon Kaho for Reno; he's one of the best in the country and has the potential to be an impact player in this one.

Players to watch...

Reno:

Brandon Kaho / Class of 2018 / BYU Commit - #6 rated ILB in the COUNTRY (#137 player overall)

Game Time: Friday, October 13th at 7:00 pm PT

Watch #5 Reno vs. #6 Reed

 

3. #6 Lake Oswego (OR) vs. #3 West Linn (OR)

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Both teams enter this game ranked in the Top 10 in Oregon, both are 5-1, and both suffered their only loss at the hands of the same team. #3 West Linn was shutout by Tigard at home last week, 9-0, while Lake Oswego lost at Tigard back in Week 3, 31-28. This should be a tight one, featuring two of the most talented teams in the northwest.

Players to watch...

Lake Oswego:

Dawson Jaramillo / Class of 2018 / Oregon Commit - #22 rated OT in the COUNTRY (#288 player overall)

Jake Dukart / Class of 2018 / Oregon State Commit - #1 rated Pro-Style QB in Oregon

Chris Todd / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted - #1 rated OLB in Oregon

West Linn:

Keishon Dawkins / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted - #2 rated TE in Oregon

Ahmir McGee / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted - #2 rated RB in Oregon

Qawi Ntsasa / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted - #3 rated WR in Oregon

Zack Huffstutter / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted - #2 rated OLB in Oregon

Game Time: Friday, October 13th at 7:00 pm PT

Watch #6 Lake Oswego vs. #3 West Linn

 

4. #10 Pine Creek (CO) vs. #15 Pueblo West (CO)

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This is perhaps the biggest game of the year for undefeated Pueblo West. A win over defending 4A State Champion, Pine Creek, would go a long way towards their playoff hopes. Pine Creek answered their upset loss to Ralston Valley two weeks ago by demolishing Centennial 56-14, a game in which they led 35-0 after one quarter. You DEFINITELY want to tune in for this Thursday night showdown.

Game Time: Thursday, October 12th at 7:00 pm MT

Watch #10 Pine Creek vs. #15 Pueblo West

 

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