Noah Thompson scored on a pair of twin 44-yard touchdown runs, the second one killing any thoughts of a Fernley comeback, to lead Mojave to a 42-13 win.
Sophomore running backs Michael Lofton and Jyden King each scored three touchdowns as the Jaguars’ cruised to a 50-28 victory over visiting Spring Creek in a Class 3A state semifinal football game.
Noah Lopez, a defensive back, finished with three sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery to help Bishop Gorman’s football team secure its ninth consecutive region title with a 42-7 win over Arbor View at Fertitta Field on Friday.
Spring Mountain was blown out by Pahranagat Valley in October, but has won four straight games and will play the Panthers at 1 p.m. Saturday for the Class 1A state football championship.
It started slow, but eventually a kickoff returned for a touchdown and strong second-half adjustments sparked the Patriots to a 32-10 home win over Green Valley to give them their eighth consecutive region title.
Mojave junior running back Tawee Walker has 1,485 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns while averaging 10.1 yards per carry and leading the Rattlers to the Class 3A state semifinals.
Review-Journal reporters Ben Gotz and Justin Emerson preview the third week of high school football playoffs.
Arbor View (10-0) travels to Bishop Gorman (10-2) for the Sunset Region title game Friday at 7 p.m.
Liberty (10-1) will look to win its eighth consecutive region title when it hosts Green Valley (10-1) at 7 p.m. Friday in a game functioning as a Class 4A state quarterfinal.
Desert Pines senior Kaleb Ramsey is one of the top defensive backs in Southern Nevada and accepted a scholarship to play football at Pima Community College in Arizona despite being ruled ineligible for his senior year.