Bishop Gorman and Liberty again are expected to win league championships and meet for a state championship game berth.
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Bishop Gorman, ranked seventh in the nation by USA Today, has only itself to blame after allowing 18 points in the final 65 seconds in a loss to No. 24 Hamilton (Arizona).
Mwani Wilkinson scored 23 points, and his layup off a pass from Ryan Abelman with 1.8 seconds left lifted Bishop Gorman to a 61-59 win over Liberty.
Canyon Springs’ football team has been forced to forfeit all of its wins for this season because of its use of an ineligible player.
The Aggies relied on the fundamentals of their running game and two timely stops Friday night to secure a 24-17 home victory over rival Faith Lutheran.
The Durango Fall Classic, a 64-team event with a mix of schools from the valley and others from all over the country, will be played at four schools Friday and Saturday.
After having their three-year state championship streak snapped last season, the Panthers made a relatively easy time of winning the Class 4A state title.
Sparked by individual wins from Rome Odunze and Kyu Kelly, the Gaels wrapped up their second consecutive Class 4A title by scoring 99 points.
Centennial ran away with its ninth straight Class 4A team championship. The Bulldogs scored 126 points. Runners-up Carson and Sierra Vista each had 54.