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Top 10 games to watch in Week 2 of Arizona high school football

Here is an inside look at the top high school football games across the state of Arizona this week (Oct. 9).

The 2020 Arizona high school football season kicked off last week, and SBLive rolled out a comprehensive statewide preview, including a look at 25 of this season’s can’t-miss games

Now, we focus specifically on the Week 2 schedule. Here is an inside look at the top high school football games across the state of Arizona this week (Oct. 9).

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Top Arizona HS football games - Week 2

Pinnacle (1-0) at Chandler (1-0)

The Pioneers defense looked dominant in a Week 1 victory over Horizon, but they’ll be put to the ultimate test against the Wolves, ranked No. 8 in the most recent SBLive Power 25

Williams Field (1-0) at Queen Creek (1-0)

After both teams pulled out come-from-behind Week 1 victories, these two Open Division contenders open Region 3 play.

Mesquite (1-0) at Sunrise Mountain (1-0)

The defending 4A champions take a big step up in quality of opponent when they take on a Sunrise Mountain team that reached the 5A quarterfinals last fall.

Saguaro (0-0) at Brophy Prep (0-1)

The Sabercats had the start of their season delayed a week after Chaparral canceled because of a COVID-19 positive test. The Broncos look to bounce back after losing to Notre Dame Prep.

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Higley (1-0) at Casteel (1-0)

The Colts, 5A semifinalists a year ago, rallied to beat Boulder Creek 36-35 in their 6A debut. Now, their star quarterback, Dane Christensen, takes on Higley’s Cal-bound quarterback, Kai Millner, in what could be another shootout.

Desert Edge (1-0) at Sandra Day O’Connor (1-0)

This game was quickly added to the schedule after Chaparral was forced to cancel its Week 2 matchup against Sandra Day O’Connor. The Scorpions had an open week after 5A West I rival Betty H. Fairfax had to delay the start of its season.

Liberty (0-1) at Red Mountain (1-0)

A rematch of last year’s 6A final, which the Lions won in overtime for the program’s first state championship. They’re looking to rebound after getting hammered by Chandler in Week 1.

Valley Vista (1-0) at Notre Dame Prep (1-0)

Can the Saints build off the momentum of their victory over Brophy Prep against a second consecutive 6A program — one that opened its season with a 45-17 win over Agua Fria?

Centennial (0-1) at Mountain Pointe (0-1)

How will the Coyotes respond after getting blanked by an in-state opponent for the first time in the past 23 years? Coach Richard Taylor called the 42-0 loss to Hamilton a wakeup call as his team takes on a much-improved Pride squad that pushed Higley last week in a 26-18 defeat.

Corona del Sol (1-0) at Basha (0-1)

The Aztecs blanked Desert Vista last week and now travel to face the Bears, who lost at Shadow Ridge in their opener.