In this week's power rankings, we saw one team go soaring up and another team come crashing down, along with everything in between. A special shoutout goes to Queen Creek's junior Devin Larsen, who scored six total touchdowns in the team's most recent match.
The Marana offense has been a force to be reckoned with this season, and last week was no different. It narrowly escaped with a win as it sidled past Verrado 35 - 33. Marana and Verrado were a much more even match than Marana's previous opponent, giving the fans a heck of a game. The team's efforts were enough to boost its power ranking by six, which was the most sizeable gain made by any team in the rankings.
The battle between Chandler (ranked 1st in the power rankings) and Mountain View (ranked 24th) turned out to be a somewhat underwhelming competition. Chandler breezed past Mountain View with a final score of 49 - 24. Chandler had two big standouts, as junior Jacob Conover tossed the ball for 300 yards and four TDs, while senior Drake Anderson ran for 93 yards and also punched in three touchdowns.
The big showdown in the power rankings this week is between Perry (3rd in the power rankings) and Hamilton (7th). Both teams have their heads held high after landslide victories against their previous opponents. The two teams picked up some nice yardage in their most recent games (536 for Perry and 544 for Hamilton), so expect some excitement on the offensive end of the ball.
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