Moapa Valley remains No. 1 in the Southern Nevada Class 3A football rankings, but faces a stiff test against Boulder City in one of two top-five matchups this week.
Moapa Valley blew a 20-0 lead and needed a fourth-quarter interception return for a touchdown to beat Hurricane (Utah) 26-22 and run its winning streak to 15 games.
Moapa Valley and Virgin Valley have established themselves as the top programs in the Class 3A Southern Region, but charter and inner-city schools are improving.
Moapa Valley doesn’t have much varsity experience back after a senior-laden team ran to an undefeated season and the Class 3A state championship last year.
Shadow Ridge defeated Green Valley in four sets to win the Class 5A boys state volleyball championship. Desert Oasis (4A) and Boulder City (3A) also won titles.
Mikayla Brown threw for 215 yards and four touchdowns, as Shadow Ridge won its first state flag football championship while denying Green Valley its third straight.
Green Valley and Shadow Ridge will meet in flag football for the fifth time this season Tuesday with the Class 5A state championship on the line.
The Faith Lutheran boys defeated Palo Verde to win their first state championship, and the Palo Verde girls rolled past Faith Lutheran to claim their sixth title.
Coronado shot a two-day total of 2-under 566 at Primm Valley Golf Club to win the school’s fifth state championship. The Cougars’ Yana Wilson won the individual title.
Clark has built on its 2019 success with a 6-1 start, while an upstart Eldorado team looks to be the latest to turn its fortunes around with meaningful late-season games.