Glendale (Ariz.) Mountain Ridge at Gilbert (Ariz.) Perry at 7 p.m.
The state of Arizona is deep along the offensive line class and Mountain Ridge tackle Troy Kowalski rates as one of the best The 6-foot-4, 270 pound Kowalski holds multiple mid-major scholarship offers mainly because of his athletic ability; he is exactly what schools look for. Kowalski will have his hands full with Stanford commit Lane Veach.
The 6-foot-6, 220 pound Veach can play outside linebacker or defensive end. He has drawn comparisons to current Stanford player Trent Murphy, also from Arizona.
Kent (Wash.) Kentlake at Auburn (Wash.) Riverside at 7:00 p.m.
Kentlake has one of the top two-way linemen in the Northwest in Mason Johnson.
Several schools like Johnson as a guard, his future might be best suited as a
defensive tackle. Riverside is off to its best start in years and a big
part of that has been its offense, which is averaging 38 points a game.
Quarterback Kevin Thompson is another Northwest quarterback who's flying under
the radar, but the 6-foot-2 dual-threat passer has put his name on the radar
already this year and could be a late recruit, especially if the season
continues to go how it has for him. (@BrandonHuffman)
Tempe (Ariz.) Marcos de Niza at Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe Catholic
at 7 p.m.
The top two teams in Arizona's division-two conference face off and
both have plenty of firepower, so expect a lot of points to be scored.
Marcos quarterback Josh Eckley has been unreal in 2013. The dual-threat
passer has already thrown 17 touchdowns and is the team's leading
rusher. Sophomore wide receiver N'Keal Harry has emerged as a
division-one prospect, averaging over 30 yards per catch. Salpointe has
the best wide receiver tandem in the state with Arizona commit Cameron
Denson and Kaelin Deboskie making plays all over the field. Four year
starting quarterback Andy Cota has been great this year after missing
part of his junior year with an injury. Big offensive tackle Breeon
Auzene has an offer from Washington. (@jason247scout)
Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe at Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton at 7 p.m.
This is the showdown that everyone has been waiting for; the number one and number two ranked teams face off head to head in a rematch of last year's state championship game. Mt. Pointe won in the regular season last year while Hamilton was triumphant in the state title game, expect tensions to be high. Both will be missing star players due to injuries.
Hamilton will be without five-star offensive tackle Casey Tucker and two-star linebacker Santana Sterling while Mt. Pointe linebacker Wesley Payne is out. Despite the injuries, there will be division-one talent all over the field. Hamilton's defensive line has three players with offers led by four-star defensive end Qualen Cunningham. Underclassmen Caleb Peart and Garrett Rand round out the group. Mt. Pointe is led by a pair of four-star prospects in wide receiver Jalen Brown and offensive guard Natrell
Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison at Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei at 7 p.m.
Edison's strength is on their line with a pair of Div I commitments leading the way. Tico Fuga is a talented offensive guard/nose guard and has committed to BYU. He'll play on both sides of the ball and was recruited to play defense for the Cougars. Offensive lineman Jesse Sosebee is a Boise State commitment and is one of the top tackles in the area. He's a huge kid at 6-foot-6, 300 pounds and will be key in keeping a strong Mater Dei front at bay. Junior quarterback Matt Gane has strong physical tools including a big arm and plus athleticism and just needs to continue to develop a little more poise and understanding of how to play the position. Two-way athlete Kiante Goudeau is an undersized corner but very talented. He's only about 5-6 but has good speed and play making skills. He'll also play some receiver and is a dangerous return man as well. Mater Dei has a pair of 2015 Scout 300 members tight end Kyle Penniston and two-way standout Ben Humphries. Penniston has an early offer from Florida State and Humphries was just offered by California this week. Humphries might be the teams best all around player and will line up at receiver and linebacker. Quarterback Chase Forrest is one of the state's top signal callers and Washington commit Jonathan Lockett is one of the nation's elite corners and will also be asked to carry the load at receiver this year and is a threat to take it to the house returning punts and kicks as well.
FOX Sports West Prepzone at 7 p.m. (Prepzone)
FOX Sports West features four games per week streamed live on the internet with broadcasters and color analysts, and multi-angle cameras. This week Prepzone Live will feature host Kevin Barnett and Director of Scouting Scott Kennedy, highlighting the action from each of the four games as well as other news and notes across the Southland. Here is a look at this week's action on FOX Sports West's Prepzone. (@ScoutKennedy)
Mission Viejo (Calif.) at La Habra (Calif.) at 7:00 p.m. Live
Mission Viejo looked terrific against East Coast power Don Bosco Prep last week. Quarterback Ian Fieber (San Jose State) showed off a strong arm and good vision as he hit several targets including Boise State verbal commitment Sean Modster. La Habra was dominating for a half against La Mirada and hung on to win thanks to a huge play by linebacker Alex Bush. Boise State commitment Greg Gaines is impressive at defensive tackle, and for fun, he gets some carries at fullback. Gaines is 6'1/295. USC commitment Toa Lobendahn didn't play two weeks ago on Prepzone, but he should be ready to play offensive line for the Highlanders.