The Meadows senior quarterback Sean Gosse threw for 243 yards and three touchdowns in the Mustangs’ 27-12 win over Lincoln County in Monday’s Class 2A state title game.
The Meadows became the first Southern Nevada team to win the Class 2A football title since 2009 when the Mustangs earned their second of back-to-back championships.
The Meadows enters Friday’s game at Democracy Prep (2-2, 2-1 Southern League) with a 6-0 record (3-0 league) and has outscored its opponents 300-57.
Shadow Ridge hosts Coronado, which beat the Mustangs last season. A victory would mean even more as the playoffs approach.
The Meadows’ Sean Gosse won state titles in basketball and baseball as a junior, but the loss in last year’s state championship football game still stings.
Just three years removed from playing eight-man football, The Meadows has the talent and experience to challenge for its first state championship since 2009.
The Meadows fell behind by two touchdowns in the first half thanks to a series of mistakes, which proved costly in a loss to Yerington for the Class 2A football championship.
The Meadows will face Yerington at 9 a.m. Thursday at Allegiant Stadium, hoping to end the north’s stranglehold on the Class 2A state football championship.
The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association announced game times for four state football championship games that will be played Thursday at Allegiant Stadium.
The Faith Lutheran boys defeated Palo Verde to win their first state championship, and the Palo Verde girls rolled past Faith Lutheran to claim their sixth title.
Arbor View got off to a slow start before recovering to defeat Legacy on Saturday. The Aggies can clinch second place in the Class 5A Desert League with a win Friday.
The Meadows was 4-1 in the spring, including a 4-0 run to the Class 2A Southern League title, and has set its sights higher for this football season.
Check out the top performances from Tuesday’s high school baseball and softball action and look forward to Wednesday’s schedule.
Mick Corrigan threw three touchdown passes to Ryan Hannig, and The Meadows’ defense did the rest in a 33-6 win over White Pine to clinch the 2A South title.
COVID, players opting to pursue other interests and spring break are among the unique issues football teams at small schools have had to deal with.