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.
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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, which won one game two seasons ago, will play Desert Pines at 4:10 p.m. Saturday at Eldorado High School in the Class 4A state football semifinals.
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.
The Faith Lutheran girls and Bishop Gorman boys were overlooked before the season, but they both tied once and never lost en route to Class 4A soccer championships.
Mason Thornock scored on an 85-yard kickoff return and a 15-yard run, but the Lynx’s comeback bid fell short in a 33-22 loss to Yerington on Saturday at Carson City High.
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.