I don't really like doing predictions but here are my thoughts on these games
#16 Boulder Creek v. #1 Chandler- Other then close wins versus Hamilton and Chaparral, Chandler has cruised through Az competition (1 loss is to Gorman).
#9 Red Mountain v. #8 Desert Vista- Red Mountain is not a team that I would want to see. They have played everyone tough. They have a big offensive line and are physical. This is a rematch game, one in which Red Mountain won 34-23. Desert Vista has lost 3 of their last 4 but got back on track last week scoring 63 points versus Mt. View. This game could go either way.
#12 Highland v. #5 Chaparral- Highland has lost 4 in a row. Chap went 8-2 in the 1st year in D1. I like Chaparral in this one but wouldn't be surprised if Highland kept it close.
#13 Liberty v. #4 Desert Ridge- Another rematch game. Ridge won 48-45 early in the year. Liberty started the season 0-5 but finished 4-1 with a nice win over Centennial. Ridge is a solid football team and their only losses are to Mt. Pointe and Chandler. Some are calling for an early upset but I will take Ridge in this one.
#14 Perry v. #3 Hamilton- Hamilton won their regular season match up 58-21.
#11 Basha v. #6 Centennial- Centennial crushed Basha in week 3 but Basha has started playing better with Ryan Kelley's return. Centennial is coming off an unexpected loss to Liberty. Coyotes probably looked past them. Don't expect that this week. Centennial will be ready.
#10 Pinnacle v. #7 Brophy- This was one of the best games I went to this year with Pinnacle pulling it out on a late FG. I expect another close one.
#15 Mt. View v. #2 Mt. Pointe- MP won 62-16 in regular season.
Favorites- Chandler, Hamilton, Mt. Pointe
Contenders- Centennial, Desert Ridge, Chap
Sleeper- Brophy. They have shown they can play with anyone (big lead versus Hamilton) and have been in a ton of close games.