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.
Liberty defeated Bishop Gorman 30-24 in overtime in the Desert Region championship game Friday night at Liberty High School. The Gaels had won 10 straight state titles.
Bishop Gorman and Liberty will meet for the Desert Region championship Friday night. The Mountain Region semifinals match Palo Verde-Centennial and Arbor View-Desert Pines.
Liberty will host Bishop Gorman in the Desert Region championship game Friday, hoping to end the Gaels’ 10-year run of Class 4A state titles.