Here is my list of interesting match-up's for week 1.
1. Hayden @ Fort Thomas- Early test for both Teams. Many believe Fort Thomas belongs in the Top 10 2. Ray @ Superior Ray is another team that is expected to make a playoff run this year. I would not sleep on Superiors abilities. Superior has a young group of players who play hard and fast. 3. Salt River @ Gilbert Christian- Two new Head Coaches and both teams run simillar single-wing offenses. 4. Gila Bend @ Mogollon Gila bend is another team hoping to make a run at the playoffs this year. Gila bend is returning a lot of players this year. Mogollon could possible look human this year, but I highly doubt it. Mogollon will be continue to be a strong team and will make a serious run to get back into the State championship game. 5. Duncan @ Valley Union- Does anyone play a tougher schedule than Valley Union? (Duncan, Pima, St. David, Ray). Valley Union will need to win at least two of these four games to get in the playoffs this year. I believe a (4-4) record will not make the playoffs this year. Duncan is a big and very physical team, which contains the best tailback in division 6 Cale Merrell.
Superior has an experienced Senior core of players returning from last years playoff team, most of them starters. Gilbert Christian won't be the same without Cook. Hayden will be a team to keep an eye on this year.