Silverado cruised to the Class 4A state football championship last season, but coach Andy Ostolaza expects a more difficult path to the title this year.
Silverado returns many of its top players after a season in which it went 12-0, won the Class 4A state championship and outscored its opponents 628-128.
Silverado has a talented group of returning players from last year’s team that went 12-0 and cruised to its first state championship.
Trinity Buchanan, Xayla Black and Milan Cordone return to lead a talented Coronado team that has its sights set on a second straight Class 5A state championship.
Many high school football teams in the valley were more concerned about taking care of issues off the field instead of what they could accomplish on it Monday.
After losing the first game, Shadow Ridge jumped to an early lead over Legacy in the deciding game and won the Class 4A state baseball title Saturday at CSN.
Legacy rallied past Bonanza in baseball, and Silverado survived a softball slugfest against Legacy to advance to the championship round of the Class 4A state tournaments.
Shadow Ridge defeated Green Valley in four sets to win the Class 5A boys state volleyball championship. Desert Oasis (4A) and Boulder City (3A) also won titles.
Shadow Ridge and Green Valley have played twice this season, with the Mustangs winning both matches. They will play for the Class 5A boys volleyball title Wednesday.
Shadow Ridge’s baseball team has won 24 straight games, with its last loss to Legacy. They will play Wednesday in the Class 4A state tournament at Las Vegas Ballpark.