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The week everyone has been waiting for

Mon, Nov 14, 2011 (3:16 p.m.)

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Las Vegas Sun reporters Case Keefer and Ray Brewer get their wish — Palo Verde and Bishop Gorman meeting on the local high school football gridiron. The boys will take a look at the this game, and also discuss the Sunrise Regional finals between Liberty and Foothill.

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  1. Thanks Case for recognizing the LHS Poly Club and the halftime festivities! Glad you liked the Samoan Fireknife dance! No worries though. Being on the field, the worst that could've happened was the field catching fire. But that's nothing the sprinklers couldn't fix. hehehe... Go Liberty!!

  2. Reporter: I have to respectably disagree. Shaq Powell runs as hard and nasty as any back I have seen in 15 years of covering HS football. His backup, Nathen Starks, is one of the nation's top sophomores. The QB Solomon will break all of the state's passing records. Justin Sweet is a D-I corner and just a junior. Phillipi and Hutchins will each play at the next level. Even the water boy is getting looks! Bottom line, two great programs and communities. Going to be a great Friday night.

  3. Tuasdad! Love the posts. Love the Hulk analogy except that the Hulk has an intelligent alter ego. SG Noone is always an idiot. His prior posts trashing kids by name, trashing everything about Vegas and HSFB fans prove this. However, without his ridiculous posts, we wouldn't truly appreciate other fans who wish all these kids well and want to enjoy the Friday Night Lights. Good Luck to all the teams still chasing the Championship!!!

  4. Hey guys! Here are my picks for tomorrow:
    Liberty 34 - Foothill 35
    Gorman 52 - Palo 40

    The Gorman-Liberty game would be nice to see but I gotta pick the alma mater in a close one. I was going to Quixcore it for MaxPreps but someone got to it before me haha. I'll update on here as best as I could!

    Good Luck to all the teams left!

  5. reporter, I surely hope so! It'll be an exciting game regardless and that's good for Nevada football :)

  6. ...and yet Arbor View will be watching Liberty play Gorman in the State Semifinal! It's not how you start...etc. etc. etc. Beat up on that!

  7. reporter1125, I hope your pick is because you're a Falcon supporter versus being a Patriot hater! You've been batting a straight ZERO against Liberty. Come to Rancho and watch the state semi game. Foothill will be there too...watching!

  8. well there u have it. reporter1125 you are just hating on Liberty. If you were SMART, as you say, you would be coaching a high school football team alongside your hilarious posts. And if you were a SMART high school coach, you would be coaching one of the teams playing this coming Saturday. But I highly doubt you are one of Gorman's coaches and I know for fact you aren't a Liberty coach (very good friends of mine).

    It was easy to figure that Foothill would key on Niko Kapeli. You gotta play the odds when you live in Vegas. The odds were that they would be spying and stacking against Niko all night. So the "not-so-smart" Liberty coaches split the 30-something carries Niko normally gets in 3 ways...a third to Niko Kapeli, a third to Jordan Kapeli, and a third to Kai Nacua. And what happened? Two-thirds of the time Foothill keyed on Niko Kapeli anyways and gave up over 300 yards of ground game to the other 2 carriers. Meanwhile, Falcon offense was forced to watch Liberty's ball control after going 3 and out several times "at Liberty's defensive will". hahaha...

    You, like many others, keep saying the Patriot running game isnt going to work because it is predictable and/or we dont have better or as many athletes as our opponents. But in the end, like last night, you go home to curse the high school football gods in the silence and darkness of your room while Liberty goes to Mama DePalma's Bistro to have some victory pizzas and Powerade. Given the choice, I'd rather be a dumb football coach on the sideline coaching deep in the postseason as a state contender than be a smart coach sitting in the bleachers watching the dumb coaches. LOL! reporter-11 wiseguy-25...I win! Woohooooo!! All in good fun though! I'm sure Liberty's coaches and players will give the upcoming game its due diligence! Hoping for a barn-burner! Go Liberty!!

  9. JT,
    I was at an Island Warrior game in the Seattle rain about 4 years ago and watched many of the young men playing this Saturday perform the Siva Tau before and after playing some awesome football. It would be something to see all of those same boys perform the Siva Tau again after the Game!! Don't know if the powers that be will let that happen, but it may be the last opportunity for an Island "reunion" Siva Tau. Wouldn't it be sweet...Good Luck to the Liberty Boys but I have to pull for 55 and his team!

  10. Ray and Case,
    For the record, the "red headed step child" from just across the border, Truckee, does NOT get the favorable calls from the "Northern officials".
    In the semi final game against Fernley, Truckee was called for penalties 16 times, to Fernley's 2.
    That being said, I have not yet counted the penalties for the Championship game, but I believe Truckee drew more yellow laundry than did Moapa.
    Truckee may as well be from southern Nevada when it comes to officiating.
    Thankfully, it was a good, hard fought game, by two stubborn defenses, that was decided on the field, and in the minds of the coaching staffs.
    We look forward to seeing the Pirates again next year.

    http://www.sierrasun.com/article/2011111...

  11. ...and yet Arbor View will be watching Liberty play Gorman in the State Semifinal! It's not how you start...etc. etc. etc. Beat up on that!

    Hey JT:
    I was not putting down Liberty. They did improve. From Arbor's win over Liberty I said to everyone: Liberty will not lose another game until they loose to Gorman.
    They were challenged a little on the East side. Flip the teams around and Liberty would be watching Arbor play in the Semis. I would say the same with Centennial, Palo, Cheyenne and also Cim-Mem. You place any of these teams on the East side and they sweep that side.

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