Moapa Valley scored 27 consecutive points and defeated rival Virgin Valley to win the Class 3A state football championship Thursday night at Allegiant Stadium.
Moapa Valley has been the dominant team in Class 3A this season, but its biggest rival, Virgin Valley, stands between the Pirates and the state football championship.
The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association announced game times for four state football championship games that will be played Thursday at Allegiant Stadium.
Moapa Valley and Pahrump Valley earned byes to open the Class 3A football playoffs, while Virgin Valley and SLAM Nevada will host first-round games.
Moapa Valley had a rocky start but rolled once it got going, routing Virgin Valley on Friday night for its second consecutive victory in the Hammer Game.
The annual Hammer Game between Moapa Valley and Virgin Valley will decide the Class 3A Mountain League championship Friday.
No. 1 Moapa Valley hosts No. 2 Virgin Valley in the Hammer Game on Friday, with the winner claiming the Class 3A Mountain League crown.
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.
Moapa Valley, the No. 1 team in the Review-Journal’s Class 3A rankings, will step out of league play to meet 4A Clark this week.
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.
Moapa Valley remains No. 1 and Virgin Valley is back at No. 2 in the Review-Journal’s Class 3A rankings, while the rest of the rankings were shaken up after a wild week.
League play begins for Class 5A, 4A and 3A high school football teams this week, which means the playoff picture will come into focus in the next five weeks.
Moapa Valley has scored at least 42 points in each of its four games and outscored opponents 190-32 overall to stay atop the Review-Journal’s Class 3A rankings.
Top-ranked Moapa Valley returns to action after a bye week by hosting Pahrump Valley. No. 2 Virgin Valley and No. 3 Boulder City meet in a Class 3A showdown.