Hmm, I'm thinking not so much. Maybe you haven't heard, but Camp Verde didn't look so good against Tempe Prep. Plus, AZSportsNetwork is saying a number of starters are hurt and sitting out for CV. Add this to an already thin Camp Verde team and ...
If Camp Verde truly is down a couple of players that hurts tremendously at these lower levels. RV has been suffering through the same thing recently with a # of their better players beat up and basically unable to contribute. Hense, you see a score like last week against Window Rock. Against Blue Ridge, RV had 18 total kids suited, 4 being freshman, and a couple of starters got nicked up very early in the game. Imagine those Freshmans eyes as their coach asked them to go into a Varsity game against the likes of Blue Ridge. Even though they I'm sure were scared to death they did an admirable job all things considered.
Results are difficult to understand sometimes, dependent on who has the more healthy team. If Camp Verde is healthy, and the game is played at Camp Verde, there could be a chance for an upset of monumental proportions. Here is to rooting for the underdog.
The game is at Northwest. My source tells me Tripp and a few other kids probably won't be playing for a while, till they can get healthy. They are at practice, but just rehabing. (I have a family member that plays.)
I see a blowout coming. Camp Verde gets run over even if they were healthy. If they are short players due to injury this will be over early. CV losing to Tempe Prep speaks volumes about their chances here. TP is a little better than average, Northwest is loaded.
I'm going to guess it is more of getting healthy for the playoffs. There really isn't much rivalry between Mingus and CV that I have sensed. With Mingus having 3 times as many students their football programs haven't played in years. When other sports play it seems to be a no win situation for Mingus, "You lost to little 'ol Camp Verde," or "Well, of course you won, you have three times as many students."