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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.
Photo: Liberty High's Kai Nacua celebrates with teammates
Liberty makes quick work of Coronado for Sunrise title, has confidence it can compete next week against Gorman
Saturday, November 24, 2012
high school football: Blowout victory against Coronado gives Liberty its first appearance in the state title game, where they'll face three-time defending state champion Gorman
Kai Nacua could have easily been rattled. The Liberty High quarterback fumbled on the first play of Saturday’s Sunrise Regional championship game against visiting Coronado, committing a turnover that was scooped up by a Coronado defender and returned for a 13-yard touchdown. Just eight seconds into the game and the two-time defending region champion Patriots trailed by a touchdown. But, with Nacua guiding the offense, the deficit lasted just a few minutes. Nacua backed up claims that he’s one of the state’s best players, accounting for seven touchdowns and single-handedly taking the game over in a 59-20 Liberty win.
Photo: Liberty players sing their fight song after defeat
State or bust: Liberty hopes the third time is a charm in state semifinals
Thursday, November 22, 2012
high school football: Liberty has lost the past two years in the state semifinals, will face rival Coronado at 1 p.m. Saturday with a berth in title game at stake
When Rich Muraco took over as the Liberty High football coach in 2009, the Patriots had never made the playoffs and had won just 14 games in the school’s previous six years of existence. Some four years later, they will play for their third straight Sunrise Regional championship at 1 p.m. Saturday against visiting Coronado. The goal was simple during Muraco’s first season: Make the playoffs.
Photo: Canyon Springs running back Donnel Pumphrey is tac
Liberty shuts out Canyon Springs, one game away from third straight Sunrise title
Saturday, November 17, 2012
high school football:
Late in the second quarter, Canyon Springs High had a golden opportunity to tie the game against Liberty High. The Pioneers were on the Liberty 8-yard line, and were seemingly ready to score behind the legs of senior running back Donnel Pumphrey.
Photo: Liberty quarterback Kaimana Nacua runs out of the
Nacua, Patriots advance with win over Silverado
Friday, November 9, 2012
high school football:
Kai Nacua rushed for 148 yards and four touchdowns to lead top-seeded Liberty High to a 33-14 victory over Silverado High in the Sunrise Region quarterfinals.
Liberty outclasses Foothill in 48-25 victory
Friday, November 2, 2012
high school football:
Liberty High extended its division winning streak to 22 games, following a 48-25 win over Foothill High on Friday.
Photo: Liberty running back Niko Kapeli spins away from P
High School Football Top 10: Which team do you think will win the Sunrise Region?
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
high school football:
It’s safe to assume the players on the Liberty High football team are looking in the rearview mirror. Although the No. 2 Patriots are the two-time defending Sunrise Region champions, and extended their Southeast League winning streak to 20-plus games last week by beating No. 9 Basic, the general consensus is they will be challenged come next month’s playoffs.
Photo: Liberty football players Jay Mitchell, Christopher
Liberty proves itself with win over Basic
Friday, October 26, 2012
high school football:
The Patriots got a late score from star running back and UNLV commit Niko Kapeli to emerge with a 28-22 victory Friday over the Wolves.
Photo: Liberty quarterback Kai Nacua takes off on a keepe
Kai Nacua leads Liberty to win against Eldorado
Friday, October 19, 2012
high school football:
Kai Nacua passed for three touchdowns and Tyler Newman threw for two more as Liberty High rolled to a 59-13 victory over Eldorado High.
Photo: Liberty running back Niko Kapeli shoves away Canyo
Liberty downs Del Sol after star tailback Kapeli goes down with injury
Friday, October 12, 2012
high school football:
If Liberty High head coach Rich Muraco wanted to see how some of his second string players would react to game situations, he got to see plenty of it against Del Sol on Friday.
Photo: Liberty coach  Richard Muraco yells to his players
Liberty beats Coronado in memorable rivalry matchup
Friday, October 5, 2012
high school football:
Ball-control won out on this night, as Liberty overcame a number of big plays from Coronado to win its homecoming game 35-29.

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