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Liberty High Football

Photo: Liberty High School football head coach Rich Murac
High school football rankings: Back at No. 2, let's consider Liberty on upset alert
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
high school football:
This is far from the Sports Illustrated cover jinx, but the Liberty High football team definitely needs to be on upset alert Friday when it plays Coronado. The Patriots are ranked No. 2 in the Sun’s top 10 this week — the third time in as many weeks we’ve had a new team in the second slot.
Photo: Liberty High football players (from left) Samson M
Newman stellar as Liberty crushes Durango
Friday, September 27, 2013
high school football:
Senior quarter Tyler Newman accounts for seven touchdowns in resounding shutout victory over Trail Blazers.
Photo: Liberty High football players (from left) Samson M
Liberty drops heartbreaker in final game against national competition
Friday, September 20, 2013
high school football:
Liberty was in position to knock off one of the West’s most dominant high school football programs Friday night.
Photo: Liberty High football players (from left) Samson M
Liberty goes to the air in win over Silverado
Saturday, September 7, 2013
high school football:
Liberty quarterback Tyler Newman throws four touchdown passes to give Patriots first win of the season.
Photo: Liberty head coach Rich Muraco rests his hands on
Liberty's inexperience results in long night, lopsided defeat to Arizona school
Saturday, August 24, 2013
high school football:
Liberty High football coach Rich Muraco knew breaking in a roster of several first-time varsity players would include some trying moments. He likely didn’t imagine they would be this difficult. The Patriots showed their inexperienced today against Tucson’s Salpointe Catholic in the Sollenberger Classic, giving up 28 first-quarter points in a 48-7 defeat.
Photo: Salpointe wide receiver Cameron Denson gets past L
Blog: Tucson's Salpointe Catholic handles Liberty in Sollenberger Classic
Saturday, August 24, 2013
high school football:
The Liberty High football team didn't back down, even when the outcome was certain. Trailing by six touchdowns at halftime Saturday against Salpointe Catholic of Tucson in the Sollenberger Classic, Liberty made small improvements in the second half in an otherwise disappointing opener.
Photo: Liberty High football players (from left) Samson M
Liberty reloading with talented sophomore class, ready for national schedule
Friday, August 23, 2013
high school football:
Three summers ago, the Liberty High football team took the field with two sophomores — quarterback Kai Nacua and running back Niko Kapeli — penciled in as starters, and they more than exceeded expectations. Liberty coach Rich Muraco feels another group of sophomores could follow a similar script.
Photo: Liberty High School lineman Jarvis Polu during pra
Wisconsin's Polynesian pipeline could include Liberty lineman Jarvis Polu
Thursday, May 23, 2013
high school recruiting: The 6-foot-4, 260-pound defensive end and offensive tackle was offered last week by the Big 10 Conference power
Liberty High incoming senior lineman Jarvis Polu was a mid- to low-level college football recruit most of the spring, receiving scholarship offers from UNLV, UNR, Idaho and Army. Things quickly changed late last week when Wisconsin offered the 6-foot-4, 260-pound defensive end, immediately changing his status from an under-the-radar prospect to a solid three-star recruit by evaluating site Rivals.com. That’s what happens when a national power from the Big 10 Conference offers a scholarship. Wisconsin, and other Big 10 schools, rarely scout the area.
Photo: Bishop Gorman players, coaches and cheerleaders si
Gorman, others prepping this spring to make national splash in August
Thursday, April 11, 2013
high school sports: Coronado and Spring Valley will play in Idaho, Liberty has three games against out-of-state teams; each want to represent Nevada
This will be a chance for Las Vegas area high school football teams to make a statement. During a three-week stretch at the end of August and into early September, nine area programs will open the season against out-of-state competition in games coaches say carry much significance. In addition to getting the players ready for the challenges of league play, they are more than aware of the obvious: The local brand of football is gaining respect nationally each year, meaning teams will be playing for more than the school name on the front of their jersey. They’ll also be representing ...
Photo: Liberty coach  Richard Muraco yells to his players
Liberty schedules games with powers in California, Arizona for next two years
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
high school football:
The Liberty High football team has been a Las Vegas-area power the past two seasons. Starting next year, coach Rich Muraco will put his team in position to make a splash nationally. The Patriots’ nonconference schedule the next two seasons will feature games against tough out-of-state competition, including a home-and-home series against Arizona state champion Hamilton.
Photo: The Bishop Gorman Gaels football team poses for ph
Gorman's dynasty, which now includes four straight titles, far from finished
Saturday, December 1, 2012
high school football: Gorman's underclassmen have a hand in five TDs in helping Gaels beat Liberty 63-10 for state title, set table for future championship runs
This wasn’t the first time Bishop Gorman High quarterback Anu Solomon completed a long touchdown pass in a big game. Seconds before halftime Saturday in the Division-I high school football state championship game against Liberty at Sam Boyd Stadium, Solomon connected on a short pass to tight end Alize Jones. Jones did the rest in outracing the Liberty defense for a 78-yard touchdown and 18-point Gorman lead at the break. The completion gave Solomon more than 10,000 passing yards for his four-year career. He would finish with 199 yards and four touchdowns, leading Gorman to its fourth straight state championship ...
State championship live blog: Gorman wins fourth straight title
State championship live blog: Gorman wins fourth straight title
Saturday, December 1, 2012
high school football: Liberty no match as Gorman rolls to 63-10 victory
Sam Boyd Stadium has transformed into a party site for those in orange, gray and blue. The Bishop Gorman players, coaches and fans are celebrating a fourth consecutive Nevada state championship.
Photo: The Bishop Gorman footabll team takes to the field
Bishop Gorman's football dynasty by the numbers
Friday, November 30, 2012
high school football: The Gaels, which play Liberty in the state finals Saturday, have won the past three championship games by an average of 41 points
When looking at the following figures, it’s tough to find a flaw in the Bishop Gorman High football team’s dynasty. The Gaels at 12:15 p.m. Saturday will take on Liberty in the state championship game at Sam Boyd Stadium, looking to become the first Nevada team since Reno in the 1950s to win four straight titles. Here’s a look at the dominance:
Photo: Liberty players sing their fight song after defeat
This game against Bishop Gorman will be under different circumstances for Liberty
Friday, November 30, 2012
high school football: The state championship game is a rematch of the first home game in Liberty history — a 70-0 loss to Gorman in 2003
This game was over before it started. That was the theme on several Friday nights for the Liberty High football program in the school’s initial seasons, struggling because housing developments near the Henderson school were still being constructed and enrollment numbers were too low to be field competitive athletic teams. One game stands out for Patriots’ coach Rich Muraco: In the first home game in school history, they were defeated by Bishop Gorman, 70-0.
Photo: Bishop Gorman High football coach Tony Sanchez and
A state championship win Saturday would put Bishop Gorman in exclusive company
Thursday, November 29, 2012
high school football: Three-time defending state champions Gaels looking to become first team since 1950s to win four straight titles
The Bishop Gorman High football team could re-write the record books Saturday in the state championship game. The Gaels can become the first Nevada school since the 1950s to win four straight large-school titles Saturday when they take on Liberty in the championship game at 12:15 p.m. at Sam Boyd Stadium.

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