The Patriots have won nine straight games after an 0-5 start and hope to win their first state football title in their fourth try when they meet Centennial on Saturday.
For the first time in 10 years, Bishop Gorman isn’t playing in Saturday’s Class 4A state championship football game at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Senior Jordan Smith has rushed for 1,711 yards and 24 touchdowns and eclipsed the 100-yard mark eight times in helping Centennial reach its first state championship game.
Liberty trailed by 10 points in the third quarter, but scored the final 28 in a 42-24 Class 4A state semifinal win over host Bishop Manogue on Saturday.
Colton Tenney threw three touchdown passes as Centennial defeated previously unbeaten Desert Pines 20-7 on Saturday in the Mountain Region championship game at Eldorado High.
The Jaguars have dominated their opponents to the tune of 47-9 on average, thanks to a balanced offense and nasty defense littered with Division I talent.
Centennial opens the season again as the best girls basketball team in Nevada and ranked No. 23 nationally by USA Today. The Bulldogs have won five straight state titles.
Eight-time defending Class 4A state basketball champion Bishop Gorman, which finished last season in New York at the GEICO Nationals, opens the season again as the team to beat in Nevada.
The Patriots made changes in the lines and secondary, and they inserted Daniel Britt at quarterback. They’re 8-0 since, including Friday’s 30-24 win over Bishop Gorman.
Liberty’s 30-24 overtime win over Bishop Gorman on Friday ended the Gaels’ streak of 10 straight state championships and a 115-game winning streak against in-state opponents.