Liberty senior offensive tackle Ed Haynes is eighth in Nevada’s 247Sports’ composite rankings, a combination of various recruiting rating services.
Basic’s defense has not allowed a point in four of its five games, a key reason the Wolves are off to their best start in 15 years. They next meet rival Green Valley.
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.
Bishop Gorman begins the season No. 1 in the Class 5A rankings and will embark on a difficult slate of nonleague games against out-of-state foes beginning Friday.
Silverado has a talented group of returning players from last year’s team that went 12-0 and cruised to its first state championship.
Bishop Gorman outfielder Justin Crawford was drafted Sunday by the Philadelphia Phillies, who have two other players from Las Vegas on their roster.