Desert Vista and Mountain Pointe will renew their rivalry in one of the most exciting games of this Friday night. Mountain Pointe has won the last four matchups in the series, but there could be a “changing of the guard” this Friday.
The game will be broadcast live on Yurview Arizona for customers of Cox Communications and will also stream live on Yurview.com.
Desert Vista played Mountain Pointe tough last season, but Mountain Pointe beat its rival for a fourth straight time, 21-16. Mountain Pointe went 10-3 on its way to a semifinals appearance in the 6A Conference playoffs a year ago while Desert Vista finished at 5-5.
But things are leaning in the opposite direction this fall. Desert Vista comes into this Friday with a 5-1 record while Mountain Pointe sits at 3-3. Desert Vista won its first four games of the season before losing to Highland on Sept. 21. They knocked off Desert Ridge last week, 27-3.
Mountain Pointe has been rather inconsistent, alternating wins and losses all season. Last week, they beat Highland, 48-27. Perhaps that’s a good sign for Mountain Pointe, though, as they just defeated the only team that has edged Desert Vista this season.
Desert Vista last beat Mountain Pointe, 28-14, in 2013.
Players to Watch
CB LaCarea Pleasant-Johnson – Mountain Pointe
Both of these teams feature one of the top defensive prospects in the state. A 3-star prospect, Pleasant-Johnson is the No. 15 Arizona recruit in the 2019 class.
He has reportedly received offers from nine schools and has narrowed his focus to Florida, Utah and Colorado.
Pressure coming my direction and I’ll never fold ✍🏾 pic.twitter.com/j1o8BCoiy4
— LPJ🎒 (@LacareaP31) September 24, 2018
DT Brett Johnson – Desert Vista
Also a Top 20 recruit from Arizona in the 2019 class, 247Sports has him ranked as the fourth-best defensive lineman in the state.
Johnson committed to Cal in April.
Desert Vista’s Brett Johnson is ridiculous. @CalRivals pic.twitter.com/hZQSyVcdg0
— ArizonaVarsity.com 🏈🏈🏈🏈 (@AZHSFB) June 6, 2018
DE Anthony Dedrick – Mountain Pointe
Standing at 6-foot-4 and 235 pounds, Dedrick is the other Top 45 Arizona prospect that will be on the field in this matchup. 247Sports ranks him as the No. 42 recruit from Arizona in the class.
He has reportedly received offers from San Diego State, New Mexico State, Northern Arizona and South Dakota State.
Blessed to receive an offer from Northern Arizona University ‼️🌲 thank you @NAU_Football pic.twitter.com/YxQqjoeLOt
— Anthony Dedrick (@antdedrick) May 23, 2018
How to Watch
Watch Desert Vista vs. Mountain Pointe at 7:00pm PT on October 5th on Yurview Oklahoma for customers of Cox Communications or live on YurView.com.