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 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.
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.
Coronado scored on a penalty kick in the 47th minute to defeat Faith Lutheran on Saturday in Sparks and win its first girls soccer state championship.
Moapa Valley and Pahrump Valley earned byes to open the Class 3A football playoffs, while Virgin Valley and SLAM Nevada will host first-round games.
No. 1 Moapa Valley hosts No. 2 Virgin Valley in the Hammer Game on Friday, with the winner claiming the Class 3A Mountain League crown.
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.