Brandon Tunnell passed for 298 yards and four touchdowns to lead defending Class 4A state champion Silverado past Centennial on Friday night in the season opener.
Bishop Gorman and Liberty again are expected to win league championships and meet for a state championship game berth.
Check out the top five games and complete schedule for Week 1 of the high school football season.
The Clark County School District has installed a turf football field at all 34 of its high schools over the past two years, a change that has been well-received.
Liberty was missing about 40 players because of COVID protocols, but because the Patriots have so many players out for football, they were able to play the game.
It was only two years ago that Centennial played for a state championship. The rebuilding Bulldogs picked up their first win, 9-8 over Legacy on Friday.
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.
Eight of the 11 teams that make up Class 5A won at least one playoff game in 2019, and all of them reached the postseason.
Brayden Bayne helped Centennial to the 2019 Class 4A state championship game with 63 points as a kicker and a 36.5-yard average as a punter.
Monday was the first day of high school football practice in Southern Nevada, but Centennial has been sidelined for 10 days after a positive COVID case in the program.
State championships: None
State runner-up finishes: 2019
Region championships: 2019
League championships: 2019, 2002, 2001
Last 12 seasons
2019: 12-2 (5-1 Northwest/first)
2018: 7-4 (4-2 Northwest/third)
2017: 1-7 (1-5 Northwest/tied sixth)
2016: 3-6 (2-4 Northwest/tied fifth)
2015: 8-3 (3-1 Northwest/second)
2014: 9-2 (3-1 Northwest/second)
2013: 6-5 (4-1 Southwest/second)
2012: 9-3 (4-1 Southwest/second)
2011: 7-4 (6-2 Northwest/third)
2010: 8-4 (5-3 Northwest/third)
2009: 3-7 (3-5 Northwest/sixth)
2008: 4-6 (2-5 Northwest/sixth)
Recent head coaches
Dustin Forshee (2017- ): 20-13, 3 seasons
Leon Evans (2010-16): 50-27, 7 seasons
George Baker (2007-09): 13-17, 3 seasons
Joel Bertsch (2003-06): 18-20, 4 seasons