The NIAA will meet Thursday to gather a recommendation to make to the board of control on Jan. 17. It is expected that the board will finalize the details of the new Class 5A for high school sports.
Gorman entered Saturday’s title game outscoring in-state opponents 526-26 and just kept rolling. Quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson caught a touchdown, ran for one and threw for two as the Gaels dismantled Reed 48-7.
Next year the two Bishop Gorman stars will be on opposite sides of one of college football’s best rivalries, with Palaie Gaoteote heading to USC and Dorian Thompson-Robinson committed to UCLA.
Nevada Preps reporters Ben Gotz and Justin Emerson preview the final week of the Southern Nevada high school football playoffs and the 4A state championship game.
The logistics make it impossible for the best team to host the state title game in Nevada. It’s set up on a rotating basis in part to minimize travel. If the NIAA seeded its bracket, it would mean more teams traveling.
Coronado’s Jaden Hardy is one of the top ninth-garders in the country, and holds scholarship offers from several major collegiate basketball programs, including UNLV, where his older brother, Amauri, is a freshman point guard.
Here is a look at some of the week’s top high school sports events.
Jyden King scored on back-to-back possessions to open the second half, sparking Desert Pines to its second consecutive state title with a 54-24 victory over Mojave in the Class 3A football final at Bishop Gorman on Saturday.
Bishop Gorman senior quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson accounted for four touchdowns, and the Gaels intercepted Liberty quarterback Kenyon Oblad three times in their 35-13 victory Friday.
Mojave will face defending state champion Desert Pines in the Class 3A state football final at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bishop Gorman.