The top 5A, 4A and 3A high school football teams — including Bishop Gorman and Silverado — sent emphatic statements with blowout victories Friday night.
Four players rushed for touchdowns as host Shadow Ridge overwhelmed Sierra Vista. Davison Glenn had three of the seven TDs in the 53-7 victory.
There was sentiment this was shaping up as Basic’s year in its annual Henderson Bowl showdown against Green Valley, but that wasn’t the case Friday.
Check out the top five performances and scores from Friday’s high school football and girls volleyball action.
It took Liberty only one play to show that it is still the team to beat in the Class 5A Mountain League, as the Patriots rolled to victory over Faith Lutheran.
Bishop Gorman’s Micah Alejado completed 11 of 14 passes for 214 yards and four touchdowns as the Gaels won their Class 5A Desert League opener over Arbor View.
Willow Watson had nine kills and two blocks as Arbor View defeated host Bonanza in a girls volleyball match on Thursday.
Participation numbers for Nevada high school football teams are up statewide and more in line with the pre-pandemic data.
League play opens for most classes with games Friday and Saturday and a key rivalry matchup in the mix.
Mia Coe scored in the second half to give host Faith Lutheran a girls soccer victory over Coronado on Wednesday.
Silverado’s Donavyn Pellot and Liberty’s Landon Bell, football recruits who are listed as athletes, are headed to UCLA and Washington, respectively.
The reigning Class 4A state football champion Silverado Skyhawks appear headed for Class 5A next season after establishing themselves as a powerhouse.
Micah Alejado threw five touchdown passes, and Bishop Gorman jumped to a 21-0 first-quarter lead en route to a decisive win over Saint Louis on Friday night in Honolulu.
Bishop Gorman, ranked No. 6 by MaxPreps, led by 14 points in the second half, but eventually wore down against second-ranked and defending national champion Mater Dei.
Liberty only beat Bishop Gorman once in four tries, but it came in an overtime classic that netted the Patriots their first boys basketball state championship.
Liberty’s Joshua Jefferson averaged 17.7 points and 10 rebounds in his senior season and led the Patriots to the Class 5A state title with an upset win over Bishop Gorman.