PHOENIX — Another awesome week of Friday Night Fever is behind us and we are ready to get rolling on Week 5 as this season of high school football keeps marching!
This year, the 12Sports team debuted the Game of the Week poll as a new way for fans to have a big impact on our show each and every week of the season and you all have made sure to make your voices heard!
This week we got more than 18,000 votes from you the fans, and here is the game that earned the title of Game of the Week for Week 5:
Liberty at Saguaro
This matchup is one of the biggest in the state this week and got 63% (11,508 votes) of the 18,181 votes this week!
Liberty is crossing the Valley to take on Saguaro in Scottsdale. This is both schools' second appearance in the Game of the Week poll this year and it will be the 2nd time Liberty is playing in the Game of the Week this season!
In Week 1, Liberty won the vote for their matchup against rival Sunrise Mountain. The Lions went on to win that game 50-0, a significant number since Zach Hunzinger, a Liberty football player who recently passed away from cancer, wore #50 and that game was played in honor of him. The Lions are a perfect 3-0 so far this season. Along with Sunrise Mountain, Liberty has beaten Pinnacle and Valor Christian from Colorado. The Lions had last week off.
Saguaro appeared in last week's poll for their game against Chandler but did not win the vote. This is yet another top matchup for the Sabercats, whose schedule was ranked the 10th toughest in the nation by MaxPreps before the season. Saguaro is 2-2 this year with wins over Queen Creek and Sandra Day O'Connor and losses to Bergen Catholic from New Jersey and Chandler.
This is the first time Liberty and Saguaro have ever met on the football field.
12Sports will also be live on 12News at 5 and 6 p.m. at Saguaro High School in Scottsdale on Friday.
12Sports also needs your help deciding the Friday Night Fever Hot Shots Play of the Week from Week 4! You can vote in that poll by clicking here. Voting ends Friday at 10 a.m. and you can find out who wins by being a believer and catching Friday Night Fever on Friday night at 11:35!