Seven-time defending state champion Bishop Gorman and Liberty meet Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium in a rematch of last year’s Division I (now Class 4A) state title game that Gorman won 62-21.
The 14-team Legacy Tip-Off Classic boys basketball tournament, featuring nine local teams, begins at 4 p.m. on Thursday. The championship game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. All games will be held at Legacy High.
Here is a look at some of this week’s top high school sports events.
Dariyen Sample forced a fumble that was recovered by Noah Espinoza with 1:41 remaining to preserve Liberty’s 30-27 victory over Damonte Ranch at McQueen High.
Arbor View failed to capitalize on two golden opportunities in the second quarter, and Bishop Gorman’s Tate Martell threw five touchdown passes to lead the Gaels to a 56-17 road win over the Aggies.
Liberty will lean on its often-overlooked defense Saturday as it tries to slow down Northern Region champion Damonte Ranch in the Class 4A state semifinals. The game kicks off at 1:15 p.m. at McQueen High.
Arbor View (10-1) will get another shot at seven-time defending state champion Bishop Gorman (13-0) in the region title game at 1 p.m. Saturday at Arbor View. The winner advances to the Class 4A state championship Dec. 3.
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Four teams — Arbor View, Bishop Gorman, Damonte Ranch and Liberty — get to practice in the morning and then stuff their bellies with turkey, green bean casserole and pumpkin pie before the Class 4A state semifinals.
Damonte Ranch (12-1) unseated powerhouse Reed last week to capture its first Class 4A Northern Region title and takes on Liberty in the state semifinals at 1:15 p.m. Saturday at McQueen High in Reno.
Arbor View defensive lineman Greg Rogers, one of the state’s top prospects in the class of 2017, made an oral commitment to UCLA on Monday.
Eric Brooks guided Spring Mountain to a shocking 68-46 victory over Pahranagat Valley on Saturday, snapping the Panthers’ national eight-man record 104-game winning streak and clinching the Golden Eagles’ first football state championship.
Pahranagat Valley fell to Spring Mountain, 68-46, in the Class 1A state championship game on Saturday afternoon, ending their eight-man record 104-game winning streak.
Sophomore quarterback Tyler Williamson accounted for four touchdowns, and Desert Pines pulled away in the second half to down Spring Creek 39-6 in the Class 3A state final Saturday at Bishop Gorman.