League play begins for Class 5A, 4A and 3A high school football teams this week, which means the playoff picture will come into focus in the next five weeks.
Silverado overcame a tough test from Coronado by scoring the game’s final 22 points in a 32-14 win to remain No. 1 in the Review-Journal’s Class 4A football rankings.
Silverado hadn’t trailed all season, but had to come from behind against Coronado on Friday night. The Skyhawks rushed for 258 yards and scored the final 22 points.
Silverado struggled offensively against Sierra Vista but still cruised to a 36-7 win. The Skyhawks host No. 5 Coronado, and No. 2 Shadow Ridge welcomes No. 3 Desert Oasis.
No. 1 Silverado was off last week, and No. 2 Shadow Ridge held off Durango. No. 3 Coronado, No. 4 Desert Oasis and new No. 5 Clark posted impressive wins.
Silverado takes over the No. 1 spot in the Review-Journal’s Southern Nevada Class 4A football rankings after bumping off former No. 1 Shadow Ridge 50-29.
The Palo Verde boys and Coronado girls open No. 1 in the Southern Nevada Soccer Coaches Association Week 1 polls.
Brandon Tunnell threw for 253 yards and three touchdowns in a 50-29 win over Shadow Ridge in a battle of early Class 4A state championship favorites.
Shadow Ridge defeated Class 5A Centennial 31-22 last week to land the No. 1 spot in the Review-Journal’s Southern Nevada 4A football rankings for Week 1.
Jovantae Barnes ran for 139 yards and four touchdowns to help Desert Pines beat Palo Verde 38-13 in the first-ever Class 5A game for both teams.
Desert Pines senior running back Jovantae Barnes is the only returning 1,000-yard rusher in the valley, and the four-star recruit has 35 scholarship offers.
Bishop Gorman outfielder Tyler Whitaker was taken No. 87 overall by the Houston Astros, the first of three Las Vegans picked Monday in the Major League Baseball draft.
Bishop Gorman outfielder Tyler Whitaker is ranked No. 37 on MLB.com’s top 250 prospect list — one spot out of the first round — as the draft begins Sunday.
The spring sports season was limited to six weeks, with some teams’ seasons even shorter because of COVID, but players and coaches were just happy to get back on the field.
Bishop Gorman is the No. 1 seed and favorite in the Class 5A South Region tournament, but Palo Verde leads a group of other teams talented enough to make a run.