Both are Class 5A state volleyball semifinalists, but Gorman has been the state’s top program in the past five seasons, while Centennial has been rebuilding this season.
The Bishop Gorman boys and Centennial girls are clear favorites once again, but there are some sleepers that could do some damage in the postseason.
Centennial looks to avenge last year’s 36-7 loss to Faith Lutheran, strengthen its status as Northwest League favorite in one of the valley’s top matchups.
Here’s a look at this week’s coaches polls in boys and girls soccer.
With a talented group of underclassmen, Coronado scored 449 points Friday to roll to the Class 4A Desert Region title at UNLV.
The Cougars finished with 452 points to claim the title. Green Valley finished second with 444 points, and Bishop Gorman finished third with 284 points.
Covington blasted a walk-off, home run in the bottom of the eighth inning Friday to give the Mustangs a 1-0 win over Centennial in the championship game.
Ian Dalton made 11 saves on Wednesday, including a penalty kick a minute into the second half, to preserve Shadow Ridge’s 1-0 home win over Canyon Springs in boys soccer.
Madison Sonerholm scored with just more than nine minutes to play Wednesday to give Faith Lutheran’s girls soccer team a 1-0 road win over Arbor View.
McKenzi Hall finished 4-under-par 140 for the tournament, and helped the Bulldogs shoot 627 as a team over the two-day event to win the program’s second straight region title.