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Posted: Friday, October 20, 2006 8:14 pm | Updated: 2:18 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

The regular-season finale for top-ranked Chandler and No. 2 Chandler Hamilton will be broadcast on ESPNU at 6 p.m. Nov. 3.

ESPNU is available to 8,000,000 homes on Dish Network and DirecTV. This will be the fourth time this season Hamilton has had one of its games broadcast. The Huskies previously played Mesa Red Mountain, Washington Massillon (Ohio) and Gilbert Highland (Thursday) on cable.

PARADISE VALLEY

The Trojans changed their defense recently, going to a 3-3-5 scheme with more linebackers and defensive backs.

Coach Donnie Yantis wanted to simplify the plays.

With the move to 4A Conference next season, Yantis also wants to further acclimate his team to the smaller-sized, but wide-open attacks it will see in the future.

“We have leaner kids than six or eight years ago, and not as big of linemen as we’ve had,” Yantis said.

DESERT VISTA

Devon Kennard may have older brother Derek Jr. helping on the sidelines, but the sophomore didn’t need help last week.

Devon was everywhere during Phoenix Desert Vista’s 21-14 win over Corona del Sol.

Unofficially, Kennard had three tackles for loss, a sack and forced fumble, joining lineman Steve Lambe in holding the Aztecs to 26 yards rushing.

He has six sacks and a part of a team-high 51 total tackles this season.

“Our D-line is coming,” Kennard said. “We’re not slowing down. We’re getting confident in ourselves.”

AWARDS

Gilbert Higley coach Jim Beall was named the Arizona Cardinals coach of the week.

Beall and his 6-1 Knights knocked off previously unbeaten Phoenix Arcadia 20-19 last Friday.

Cave Creek Cactus Shadows wide receiver Kyle Watkins, who caught nine passes for 293 yards and five TDs in the Falcons’ 53-22 win over Phoenix Washington, was named player of the week.

VALLEY CHRISTIAN

The Trojans lost cornerback and receiver Justin Loomis to a concussion Monday in practice. Loomis will miss tonight’s game with Phoenix Christian but will likely be back for next week’s game at Scottsdale Christian.

Brad Falduto and Steve Burks contributed to this report.

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