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.
Palo Verde’s Paisley Nichelson converted three fourth downs on its final drive and, behind a backup quarterback, the Panthers handed Green Valley its first loss.
Bishop Gorman is No. 1 in the Review-Journal’s Southern Nevada Class 5A football rankings and has another opportunity for a big win against Miami Central (Florida).
Bishop Gorman is No. 1 in the Review-Journal’s Southern Nevada Class 5A football rankings after rolling past fellow national power St. Louis (Hawaii).
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.
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.
Here’s a look at how some freshman football players are adjusting to college life, with many having their season postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Arbor View’s Israel Mann and Rickey Jones, Legacy’s Lee Wilson and BJ Phillips, and Bishop Gorman’s Mark Person and James Petrie will play at Southwest Minnesota State.
State championships: None
Region championships: None
Recent league championships: 2013, 2012
Last 12 seasons
2019: 7-5 (4-1 Southeast/second)
2018: 6-5 (2-3 Southeast/third)
2017: 10-2 (4-1 Southeast/second)
2016: 4-5 (1-4 Southeast/fifth)
2015: 6-5 (3-1 Southeast/second)
2014: 7-3 (3-1 Southeast/third)
2013: 9-3 (5-0 Northeast/first)
2012: 9-2 (5-0 Northeast/first)
2011: 5-5 (3-3 Southeast/third)
2010: 3-7 (1-5 Southeast/tied sixth)
2009: 4-6 (2-4 Southeast/tied fifth)
2008: 8-4 (5-1 Southeast/second)
Recent head coaches
Brian Castro (2011- ): 63-35, 9 seasons
Matt Gerber (2006-10): 24-30, 5 seasons
Greg Murphy (2003-05): 13-18, 3 seasons
Lanny Littlefield (2001-02): record unavailable, 2 seasons