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Gameday Preview: Deer Valley at Prescott — Week 4

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GAMEDAY PREVIEW WEEK 4

Who: Deer Valley Skyhawks at Prescott Badgers

Date: Friday, Sept. 7, 7p.m.

Where: Bill Shepard Field, Prescott

Courier Coverage: Follow sports writer Brian M. Bergner Jr. on Twitter at @SportsEditorJR for updates on Friday night’s game.

Coaches: Prescott — Cody Collett (5th Year); Deer Valley — Dan Friedman (3rd Year)

Records: Prescott (1-1, 0-0 Grand Canyon); Deer Valley (0-2, 0-0 West Valley)

Last Week: Prescott – Led by Aaron Greene’s two punt blocks for touchdowns in the first quarter, Prescott went on to a 43-0 win over Moon Valley in Week 3; Deer Valley – The Skyhawks put up 35 points offensively but still suffered a 49-35 loss to Thunderbird on the road a week ago.

Last Meeting: Prescott 56, Deer Valley 28 (Aug. 31, 2012, in Prescott, Ariz.)

The Setting: With an athletic department investigation leading to the resignation of head coach Michael Gilpin earlier this week, his replacement, Cody Collett, had the challenge of keeping the players focused this week for Deer Valley. A win would certainly point the program in the right direction given all that’s gone on in Badger football land in the past 10 days.

Players to Watch: Prescott — QB Austin Clark, Sr.; RB Silas Espitia, Jr.; SS Colton Amos, Sr.; DE/TE Aaron Greene, Jr.; Deer Valley — QB Trent Green, Soph.; WR Dez Melton, Sr.; OLB Justin Quintero, Sr.;

Weather Forecast: 78 degrees at kickoff, partly cloudy, 6 mph W, Sunset at 6:48 p.m.