Game Preview: Chandler v. Mountain Pointe
Mountain Pointe RB Thomas Warren
Mountain Pointe RB Thomas Warren
Southwest Recruiting Analyst
Posted Sep 20, 2012
Jason Jewell

The top two ranked teams in Arizona's division-one ranks face off

Preview: Chandler (Az.) High @ Phoenix (Az.) Mountain Pointe

Last week: Mt. Pointe (4-0) beat Sierra Vista Buena (2-2) 58-7. Chandler (4-0) beat Chandler Basha (3-1) 41-31.

Players to Watch: Chandler- senior QB Darell Garretson (San Jose State commit), senior OL Tyler Shank, senior DE Dominic Nappe, junior safety J.R. Hunt, sophomore ATH Bryce Perkins, junior WR Mitch McCulley, senior TE Patrick Baldenegro, senior RB Myles Smith

Mt. Pointe- senior OT/DL Kenny Lacy (UCLA commit), junior OL/DL Natrell Curtis, junior WR/DB Jalen Brown, senior RB/CB Thomas Warren, senior DB Travonn White, senior WR Thair Blakes, junior LB Wesley Payne, senior RB Garette Craig

Keys to a Chandler victory: The Chandler defense had not been tested all year, allowing just 7 points in three wins, until they played Basha last week and gave up 31. Few teams in the state can match up with the athletes at Chandler but Mt. Pointe is one of them, this game will be won in the trenches. WIll the Wolves try and pound the ball or spread MP out and get those two-way linemen running around to tire them out?

Keys to a Mt. Pointe victory: The Pride are feeling pretty godd about themselves after quality wins over Hamilton and Desert Vista, Chandler is their third game against a top 3 team already this year. The MP defense will have to slow down this Chandler offense; Chandler is averaging 53 points a game and despite being shut out in the first half last week versus Basha, rattled off 41 points in the second half to win the game. MP needs to limit the big plays.

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