Bishop Gorman and Basic, the last two Class 5A baseball state champions, will play Thursday on the first day of high school spring sports competition.
Green Valley upset top-seeded and league champion Basic behind three touchdowns from wide receiver Ben Byington in a 5A Division II Southern League semifinal.
Bishop Gorman hosts Coronado and Shadow Ridge plays at Liberty in the Class 5A Division I state semifinals to highlight Friday’s high school football playoff action.
Basic senior quarterback Anthony Vega completed 21 of 28 passes for 282 yards with three passing and three rushing touchdowns in the Wolves’ 49-32 win over Foothill last Friday.
Basic senior quarterback Anthony Vega accounted for six touchdowns as the Wolves defeated Foothill to win the Class 5A Division II Southern League title.
Bishop Gorman only had one first-half possession and led by four points at halftime at Shadow Ridge on Friday night.
Faith Lutheran’s Caden Chittenden hit a 57-yard field goal to tie the game in regulation, then the Crusaders stopped a 2-point conversion in overtime.
Senior Marcus Council scored three second-half touchdowns, picked off a pass and had a pair of tackles for loss in a home victory over Basic on Friday.
Severe weather canceled 10 high school football games last Friday. Desert Pines, Basic and Coronado are among the teams chomping at the bit to start their seasons.
Class 5A experienced the biggest changes during the realignment process in the offseason, but one thing remains the same: Bishop Gorman’s dominance.
Desert Oasis held off a late charge from reigning Class 5A baseball state champion Basic to clinch a spot in next week’s state tournament in Reno.
Basic scored early and often to defeat Coronado in a Class 5A Southern Region playoff elimination game and stay alive in its quest to repeat as state champion.