SLAM Academy defeated Spring Creek 39-8 in a Class 3A state semifinal Saturday to advance to the program’s first football state championship game.
Recruiting rankings are easier to evaluate over time, and with more of a rearview mirror look, Las Vegas’ classes have produced some top-level talent.
Shadow Ridge rushed for 567 yards on Friday night against Las Vegas High and outscored the Wildcats 29-0 in the fourth quarter.
Brandon Tunnell ran for three touchdowns, and Silverado pulled away in the second half for a 42-7 win over Coronado in the Class 4A state semifinals.
Bishop Gorman scored on a 93-yard punt return and receptions of 80 and 53 yards, and ended Liberty’s reign as state champion with a win in the Class 5A Southern Region final.
Faith Lutheran scored two long touchdowns in the first quarter and never looked back in a 41-20 win over Moapa Valley to open the spring season.
Everything is bigger in Texas, including high school football. But it’s still the same game, with players and coaches hoping for the same accomplishments in Nevada.
The Friday game was suspended, and a review is underway by the Southern Nevada Officials Association and the NIAA. A double forfeiture is the likely outcome.
Chaparral’s Dennis Perez make field goals of 24 and 33 yards in the game’s final three minutes, and the Cowboys claimed a 6-3 Southeast League victory over Basic.
Senior Riley Schwartz came on in the second half, and engineered a pair of scoring drives as Faith Lutheran stunned previously unbeaten Centennial 24-20.