Bronny James, a freshman guard at Sierra Canyon High School in Chatsworth, California, is not the best player but is the most popular on the seventh-ranked team in the country.
Bronny James and Sierra Canyon will play two games in the event, while Bishop Gorman aims to keep the Platinum Division title at home for the third straight year.
Everything is bigger in Texas, including high school football. But it’s still the same game, with players and coaches hoping for the same accomplishments in Nevada.
Liberty rolled past Centennial on Saturday in the Class 4A state football championship game at Sam Boyd Stadium, the Patriots’ first title in the sport.
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.
Bishop Gorman wide receiver Rome Odunze was named the Gatorade Nevada Football Player of the Year on Friday. He caught 54 passes for 1,222 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns this season.
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.