Originally Published: August 31, 2018 12:05 p.m.
GAMEDAY PREVIEW — WEEK 3
Who: Prescott Badgers at Moon Valley Rockets
When: Friday, Aug. 31, 7p.m.
Courier Coverage: Follow sports writer Brian M. Bergner Jr. on Twitter at @SportsWriter52 for updates on Friday night’s game.
Coaches: Prescott — Cody Collett (interim); Moon Valley — Seth Millican (3rd Year)
Records: Prescott (0-1, 0-0 Grand Canyon); Moon Valley (0-1, 0-0 Skyline)
Last Week: Prescott — The Badgers did not play against Canyon del Oro after a lightning storm forced officials to call the game, which has been rescheduled for Sept. 21; Moon Valley – Lost to Desert Edge 26-0 a week after the Scorpions beat Prescott at home 40-17.
Last Meeting: Moon Valley 33, Prescott 27 (Sept. 15, 2017, in Prescott, Ariz.)
The Setting: Coming off a 40-17 loss to Desert Edge two weeks ago, and now without their head coach who was put on leave Thursday pending an athletic department investigation, Prescott will look to get revenge on a Rockets team that beat them on their home turf a year ago. Prescott has not started a season 0-2 since the 2010 campaign when they lost back-to-back games against Mingus (40-6) and Bradshaw Mountain (49-6) to open the season. It was Lou Beneitone’s last season on the sidelines.
Players to Watch: Prescott — QB Austin Clark, Sr.; RB Silas Espitia, Jr.; SS Colton Amos, Sr.; DE/TE Aaron Greene, Jr.; Moon Valley — QB Isaiah Southwick, Sr.; RB Kaylan Elzy, Sr.; S Ricky Rivas, Sr.
Weather Forecast: 99 degrees at kickoff, partly cloudy, 7 mph WSW, Sunset at 6:55 p.m.