Gameday Preview: Chino Valley at Fountain Hills — Week 1
Who: Chino Valley Cougars at Fountain Hills Falcons
When: Friday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m.
Where: Falcon Stadium, Fountain Hills, Ariz.
Courier Coverage: Follow sports writer Brian M. Bergner Jr. on Twitter at @TheEditorDesk for updates on Friday night’s game.
Coaches: Chino Valley — Michael Gilpin (1st season); Fountain Hills — Jason Henslin (4th season)
Records: Chino Valley (0-0, 0-0 Metro West); Fountain Hills 0-0, 0-0 Metro East)
Last Meeting: Fountain Hills 52, Chino Valley 6 (Sept. 22, 2017, in Chino Valley, Ariz.)
Last Week: Chino Valley — Season opener; Fountain Hills — Season opener.
The Setting: New head coach Michael Gilpin will make his debut as he tries to lead Chino Valley to its first winning season since 2010. However, Fountain Hills will present a decent first challenge Friday night as they are fringe playoff regulars.
Players to Watch: Chino Valley — QB Jayden Smith, Jr.; WR Dante DeBono, Sr.; RB Layne Malave, Jr.; TE/DE Dakota McMains, Jr.; ILB/RB Collin Knight, Sr.;
Fountain Hills — QB Shane Davenport, Sr.; RB William Robizine, Sr.; RB Calvin Lupien, Jr.; RB Connor Smout, Sr.; WR Hunter Mcaloon, Sr.
Weather Forecast: 93 degrees at kickoff, clear skies, 5-10 mph SSW, Sunset at 6:09 p.m.