A pair of 4-1 Arizona 6A conference teams, Red Mountain and Basha, will square off this Friday night. Both programs seem poised to earn playoff berths, but the winner of this matchup will be in prime position to earn a top seed in the 6A playoff bracket.
The game will be broadcast live on Yurview Arizona for customers of Cox Communications and will also stream live on Yurview.com.
That’s Called a Winning Streak
Red Mountain and Basha experienced opposite 2017 seasons, but the two programs have won a lot of their most recent games. Red Mountain lost its first two contests last season then won its next 10 before falling in the 6A semifinals.
With its 4-1 start, Red Mountain has won 14 of its last 16 games.
Basha isn’t quite that hot, but after starting 1-6 a year ago, Basha has won six of its last nine. Following a 4-0 start, Basha suffered its first loss to Highland last week. They are in search of their first winning season since 2014.
Last year, Red Mountain beat Basha, 27-21. Red Mountain also defeated Basha in 2016. Those two meetings are the only recent matchups in the series.
Players to Watch
OT Roman DeWys – Basha
Standing at 6-foot-5 and 290 pounds, DeWys is one of the top two offensive tackles in Arizona. According to the 247Sports player rankings, he is one of the best 125 offensive tackle prospects in the country and the No. 29 recruit from Arizona in the 2019 class.
DeWys committed to Arizona State in June.
— Roman DeWys (@RomanDeWys) August 1, 2018
CB Shaq Daniels – Red Mountain
The 3-star prospect is still waiting for his first official offer, but he’s shined in the Red Mountain secondary, recording 20 tackles, including 2.0 for a loss and 1.0 sack, this season.
Daniels, who 247Sports ranks as the 44th-best Arizona player in the 2019 recruiting class, visited Arizona last spring and has reportedly received interest from Liberty.
— Next Level Films 🎥🔥 (@nlfilmsaz) November 14, 2017
TE Carter Wheat – Red Mountain
With 15 receptions and 176 yards, Wheat is among the Red Mountain leaders in receptions and receiving yards. He also has one touchdown this season.
The 6-foot-4 and 225-pound tight end committed to BYU in June.
— Carter Wheat (@CarterWheat) June 13, 2018
How to Watch
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