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It's rare to come across a high school football matchup that compares to this one. Elite prospects, two of the country's best coaches, a long win streak, and one of the best home-field environments in the sport will all take center stage when Scottsdale (AZ) Saguaro travels to Henderson (NV) Liberty on Saturday.
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1. Saguaro's 26-Game Win StreakStreaking is nothing new in Scottsdale. The Sabercats reeled off 37 straight wins from 2006-09. The current streak dates back to a 20-12 loss to Phoenix Pinnacle in 2015, just three weeks into life after former Saguaro star Christian Kirk.
2. Josiah BradleyBradley is widely considered to be the top prep defender in the state of Arizona -- and make no mistake, his play at safety will be crucial in this one. But Bradley was also the team's featured running back in week one, replacing graduated 2,000-yard rusher Stone Matthews. Perhaps no player will have a bigger footprint in determining the outcome on Saturday.
3. Kenyon Oblad to Marquez PowellThe Patriots go as Kenyon Oblad goes -- and Oblad will be looking to Powell early and often. The sixth-ranked player in Nevada, Oblad will shoulder the responsibility of exploiting a Saguaro defense replacing eight starters. Don't be surprised if Bradley shadows Powell in the back of the Sabercats' secondary.
4. Max MassingaleMax Football? Maybe. Massingale exploded onto the scene as a junior and picked up right where he left off in a season-opening victory at Tucson (AZ) Catalina Foothills. Massingale's creativity and escapability makes him a unique challenge for any defense.
5. Liberty's Home-Field AdvantageLiberty head coach Rich Muraco's bunch hasn't lost at Freedom Field since Oct. 2, 2014. And the Patriots don't just win at home -- they typically dominate their visitors. What's that old saying about an unstoppable force versus an immovable object?
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