Liberty scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to pull away from Arbor View and set up a showdown with Bishop Gorman.
Arbor View and Foothill are the last teams with a chance to stop a potential Liberty-Bishop Gorman matchup in next week’s state semifinals.
Clark has been removed from the Class 4A football playoffs for use of two ineligible players in last week’s 30-0 win over Spring Valley.
Richard Washington ran for 122 yards and a touchdown in 17 carries, and the Arbor View defense made big stops late in a 17-16 win over Desert Pines.
Bishop Gorman will host Faith Lutheran to open the playoffs after running through its five Class 5A Desert League games by a combined score of 273-0.
Bishop Gorman has outscored its four Class 5A Desert League opponents 214-0 and will travel to Foothill looking to clinch the league championship.
Arbor View got off to a slow start before recovering to defeat Legacy on Saturday. The Aggies can clinch second place in the Class 5A Desert League with a win Friday.
Las Vegas edged Durango 10-7 on Friday to win the Class 4A Mountain League title and clinch a first-round bye in the playoffs.
Bishop Gorman shut out Legacy 62-0 last week and outscored its Class 5A Desert League opponents 165-0. The Gaels remain No. 1 in the Review-Journal’s 5A rankings.
Arbor View hosted Centennial in a Class 5A girls soccer game Tuesday afternoon. The game ended in a 2-2 tie.
Two high school games were canceled Friday — league games between Arbor View and Foothill and Chaparral and Sunrise Mountain — that could affect playoff chances and seeding.
The Clark County School District has installed a turf football field at all 34 of its high schools over the past two years, a change that has been well-received.
Bishop Gorman has outscored its two Desert League foes 103-0, remains atop the Review-Journal’s Class 5A football rankings.
When Green Valley running back Jaylen McKnight went out with an injury Friday, Josiah Edwards stepped in and helped the Gators to a 21-14 victory at Desert Pines.