Thu. Feb 22nd, 2024

It’s a battle of one-loss groups this Friday in Arizona when Chandler heads throughout city to face Basha.

Each groups have been elements within the Tremendous 25 rankings this season, with Chandler just lately dropping out after a troublesome loss to Centennial (Peoria, Ariz.), and the sport definitely can weigh on the nationwide stage within the weeks forward.

However this in-town showdown goes manner past the Tremendous 25; it’s a recreation stuffed with storylines, from bragging rights to revenge to conserving the streak from 2022 and extra.

Basha enters the sport on a excessive observe from the final 12 months, when the Bears not solely gained the regular-season matchup however in addition they shut out the Wolves—and extra notably, then-Chandler QB and 5-star recruit, Dylan Railoa—within the playoffs in December to achieve this system’s first state title recreation (and eventual Open Division state championship win).

Demond Williams Jr. leads the offensive assault this season for Basha. The Arizona Wildcats commit has been deadly on the bottom in addition to via the air, with the dual-threat QB shinning within the thrilling OT win final week towards Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.).

If the protection can comprise the Wolves’ offense, it may very well be three in a row…

However that’s simpler mentioned than performed.

Chandler comes into this recreation seeking to bounce again from final week’s one-point heartbreaker and extra immediately, to avenge final 12 months’s upsets.

Ca’Lil Valentine’s shines on the offensive aspect of the ball. The junior working again’s capability is sufficient to create a game-plan nightmare for any protection, and the Illinois commit helps open the passing recreation for a troublesome receiving core that options fellow 2024 classman Jaxon Department.

Does the shedding streak finish on Friday evening?

As at all times, something can occur…

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Chandler vast receiver Jaxon Department

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