Tyrese Smith completed 17 of 31 passes for 256 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for another score as host Liberty defeated Foothill 49-21.
Foothill’s Kendric Thomas ran for a 72-yard touchdown to end Gorman’s shutout streak at six games, but the rest of the night was all Gaels in a 63-6 win.
Arbor View and Foothill are the last teams with a chance to stop a potential Liberty-Bishop Gorman matchup in next week’s state semifinals.
Henderson rivals Foothill and Green Valley combined for 215 penalty yards Thursday night in a game marred by an injury to Gators quarterback Josiah Kiaaina.
Bishop Gorman will host Faith Lutheran to open the playoffs after running through its five Class 5A Desert League games by a combined score of 273-0.
Bishop Gorman shut out Foothill 59-0 on Friday to complete a run through the Class 5A Desert League in which it outscored its five opponents 273-0.
Bishop Gorman has outscored its four Class 5A Desert League opponents 214-0 and will travel to Foothill looking to clinch the league championship.
Las Vegas edged Durango 10-7 on Friday to win the Class 4A Mountain League title and clinch a first-round bye in the playoffs.
Cameron Paul threw three touchdown passes to complement a stingy defense that carried Foothill, which has had three games canceled by COVID, to a victory at Canyon Springs.
Bishop Gorman shut out Legacy 62-0 last week and outscored its Class 5A Desert League opponents 165-0. The Gaels remain No. 1 in the Review-Journal’s 5A rankings.
State championships: None
State runner-up finishes: None
Region championships: None
League championships: 2005, 2004, 2002, 2001
Last 12 seasons
2019: 7-5 (2-3 Southeast/third)
2018: 10-2 (4-1 Southeast/second)
2017: 8-3 (3-2 Southeast/third)
2016: 6-5 (3-2 Southeast/fourth)
2015: 6-4 (2-2 Southeast/third)
2014: 5-5 (3-1 Southeast/second)
2013: 5-5 (3-2 Southeast/fourth)
2012: 3-7 (2-3 Southeast/fourth)
2011: 9-3 (4-2 Southeast/second)
2010: 10-2 (5-1 Southeast/second)
2009: 6-6 (3-3 Southeast/fourth)
2008: 4-7 (2-4 Southeast/fourth)
Vernon Brown (2019- ): 7-5, 1 season
Marty Redmond (2005-18): 93-60, 14 seasons
Ray Fenton (1999-2004): 45-21, 6 seasons