Attendance slips without marquee teams and matchups, but the NIAA has bigger vision for the future if Raiders are willing.
After earning Super Bowl rings with the 49ers and driving in the NASCAR Truck Series, Mike Cofer has the SLAM Academy football team in Class 3A state finals.
By becoming the first Southern team to score on the Gaels, the Jaguars give Liberty something to build on in the Class 5A region title game.
The Raiders confirmed Wednesday that they’ll partner with the NIAA in hosting the high school football state championship games at Allegiant Stadium in late November.
The Dragons are unbeaten, share the 4A Southern League lead and are learning lessons on and off the field.
Top high school players in Southern Nevada are being bypassed as NCAA teams choose to reload with de facto free agents from other colleges.
The reigning Class 4A state football champion Silverado Skyhawks appear headed for Class 5A next season after establishing themselves as a powerhouse.
Desert Pines football coach Tico Rodriguez remains dedicated to inner-city youth. “We want to win, but we want to make them better men,” he said.
Executive director Donnie Nelson said the NIAA’s proactive approach to NIL legislation will include guidance for high school athletes and their families.
Most worries about COVID have been pushed to the back burner but some high school football teams are still dealing with pandemic fallout.