Check out the top five performances and scores from Friday’s high school football action.
Mark Anderson has been at the Review-Journal since January 1999. He covered UNLV football for 17 seasons before moving to the men’s basketball beat in January 2016, and was president of the Football Writers Association of America in 2016. Before coming to the R-J, he covered UNR football for five seasons at the Reno Gazette-Journal and was the high school sports reporter for the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat from 1988-94. He is a native of Tallahassee and a graduate of the University of Florida.
Lazzar Ramos scored a goal in each half to lead Desert Oasis to a 2-0 victory over host Western in a boys soccer match on Thursday.
Palo Verde is a public school located between Bishop Gorman and Faith Lutheran, trying to find football success in the shadow of those private institutions.
Raquel Patalon scored two goals and assisted on another to lead the Foothill girls soccer team to a victory Wednesday over visiting Arbor View.
Recruiting rankings are easier to evaluate over time, and with more of a rearview mirror look, Las Vegas’ classes have produced some top-level talent.
Bishop Gorman (5A), Silverado (4A) and Moapa Valley (3A) remain No. 1 in the Southern Nevada football rankings. The Palo Verde boys and Coronado girls are No. 1 in soccer.
Emma Neville had 10 kills and seven digs as host Palo Verde defeated Green Valley in a girls volleyball match on Tuesday night.
Green Valley senior Enisilina Savelio had 18 kills, 23 assists, four aces and 19 digs in a 3-2 victory over Foothill last week.
Las Vegas High quarterback Elijah Espinoza completed 32 of 37 passes for 607 yards and six touchdowns in a 49-15 victory at Durango on Friday.
Bishop Gorman, which appears headed to another state championship, knows it missed out on the national title and that playing Nevada schools won’t get the Gaels there.