Jon Wilson ran for 161 yards and two touchdowns on only three carries, and Shadow Ridge scored 29 consecutive points to run away from Durango on Thursday night.
Bishop Gorman and Liberty again are expected to win league championships and meet for a state championship game berth.
Class 5A football has been dominated by Bishop Gorman and Liberty in recent years, but Arbor View, Desert Pines and others are trying to close the gap.
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Wide receiver Zachariah Branch leads a Bishop Gorman team that will face a difficult slate of out-of-state opponents during non-league play.
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 primarily had been a running team, but quarterback Brandon Tunnell led an offense that threw more last year en route to the Class 4A state title.
Moapa Valley lost a deep and talented senior class after last year’s 12-0 season and state championship but is still No. 1 to open the season.