Here is the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s 2017 all-state football team.
Shadow Ridge senior running back Aubrey Nellems was bypassed by FBS programs concerned about his religious beliefs, but he signed a letter of intent to play at Southern Utah, where he will play linebacker.
Bishop Gorman and Liberty will be playing football at least once a year. Under the new Class 5A realignment, the two leagues will do away with the traditional Sunset and Sunrise, east-west configuration, and instead align the schools based on a north-south orientation.
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Liberty senior quarterback Kenyon Oblad, the state’s all-time leader in passing yards, committed to UNLV on Sunday morning during his official visit with the program.
The NIAA will meet Thursday to gather a recommendation to make to the board of control on Jan. 17. It is expected that the board will finalize the details of the new Class 5A for high school sports.
Gorman entered Saturday’s title game outscoring in-state opponents 526-26 and just kept rolling. Quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson caught a touchdown, ran for one and threw for two as the Gaels dismantled Reed 48-7.
Next year the two Bishop Gorman stars will be on opposite sides of one of college football’s best rivalries, with Palaie Gaoteote heading to USC and Dorian Thompson-Robinson committed to UCLA.
Nevada Preps reporters Ben Gotz and Justin Emerson preview the final week of the Southern Nevada high school football playoffs and the 4A state championship game.
The logistics make it impossible for the best team to host the state title game in Nevada. It’s set up on a rotating basis in part to minimize travel. If the NIAA seeded its bracket, it would mean more teams traveling.