The Desert Shields scored 22 unanswered points and had three chances to take the lead in the fourth quarter but dropped a 35-30 decision to Fernley on Saturday.
Daniel Britt threw four touchdown passes and ran for one as the Patriots rolled to the Desert Region semis. Bishop Gorman domainated Coronado 52-7.
Centennial needs a win over a Cimarron-Memorial team that is out of the playoff race to claim its first league title since 2002 and the No. 1 seed in the Northwest League.