Las Vegas junior quarterback Ja’Shawn Scroggins threw for nearly 300 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Wildcats to a 42-28 win over Adelanto (Calif.) on Friday.
Charron Thomas scored three rushing touchdowns and added another on a punt return as Palo Verde rallied for a 43-27 road victory over Durango.
The Patriots, facing three-time defending Arizona state champion Chandler, kept the score close most of the way before fading late en route to a home loss.
Bishop Gorman took control early and rolled to a 40-7 home victory over Orem (Utah) on Friday night as prep football season opened across the Las Vegas Valley.
The high schools page has an improved look and has been retooled to emphasize what site visitors have shown they care about most: scores, schedules and rosters.
The 18th-ranked Gaels host Orem (Utah) at 7 p.m. Friday before traveling to Honolulu to play the nation’s 12th-ranked team in the USA Today football poll.
The Gaels have won two of the past three state championships, and last year they didn’t drop a set in any of their final 14 matches.
The Gaels won the state championship last season with a 28-0 record and No. 7 national ranking by USA Today — the same ranking they have this preseason.
There couldn’t have been many who predicted the Wildcats’ 21-1-1 2018 season that included a dominating run to the Class 4A state championship.
When many teams turn to their bench to let a starter get some rest, there’s a noticeable drop-off. That doesn’t figure to be a problem for the Desert Pines defensive line.