Marrion Macklin-Thomas ran for 163 yards and three touchdowns, and the Shadow Ridge defense forced four second-half turnovers in a road victory.
Unbeaten Centennial travels to Arbor View in a Northwest League opener Friday night that could go a long way toward determining its champion.
The Eagles will host a 20-team field in the Boulder City Invitational, a week after ranking as the highest valley finisher in the Durango Fall Classic.
Several games around the valley were decided in the final minutes Friday, which made for an exciting night,
Breven Palpallatoc ran for 141 yards and two touchdowns on only four carries, and Silverado ran past Durango 36-28 in the Southwest League opener for both teams.
The former Clark High School coach’s teams won two state championships in football and five in track and field.
The Aggies finally prevailed 38-32 Friday night by scoring on their overtime drive, then stopping the potent Longhorns’ passing attack on fourth down.
Centennial was the fourth straight team that the Patriots have faced to start the season that finished 2018 ranked in the top 40 nationally.
Defenses are scrambling to figure out how to deal with some of the valley’s most explosive quarterback-wide receiver tandems.
Liberty’s first four games are all against teams that finished in the top 40 in the nation last season, but the Patriots remain confident despite their 0-3 start.