Silverado, the No. 1 Class 4A team in the Southern Nevada football rankings, will host a 5A opponent in Palo Verde after a bye last week.
Silverado opened with a 57-7 win over Class 5A Centennial and has this week off. No. 2 Shadow Ridge will play at Arbor View, 5A’s third-ranked team.
Bishop Gorman has won three consecutive girls state volleyball championships and four of the past five in Nevada’s highest classification.
Silverado cruised to the Class 4A state football championship last season, but coach Andy Ostolaza expects a more difficult path to the title this year.
Silverado returns many of its top players after a season in which it went 12-0, won the Class 4A state championship and outscored its opponents 628-128.
Silverado has a talented group of returning players from last year’s team that went 12-0 and cruised to its first state championship.
Trinity Buchanan, Xayla Black and Milan Cordone return to lead a talented Coronado team that has its sights set on a second straight Class 5A state championship.
Yuval Cohen, who scored 40 goals last season and won Gatorade State Player of the Year honors for Palo Verde, has had tryouts with MLS clubs and won’t play for the Panthers.
The Coronado and Palo Verde boys and girls are expected to battle for the Class 5A state swimming and diving championships.
Palo Verde hosted Coronado in a Class 5A Desert League baseball game Thursday afternoon. Palo Verde won 13-3.