An 11-year win streak over Nevada high school football opponents is over for 10-time Nevada high school football champ Bishop Gorman. Friday night. Liberty, ranked No. 3 in the High School Football America Nevada Top 10, overcame a 17-3 deficit to defeat the Gaels 30-24 in overtime to capture the Desert Region championship.
After missing a field goal on its first possession of overtime, Gorman was unable to stop Liberty and force a second overtime. A 7-yard run by Zyrus Fiaseu gave the Patriots the upset victory.
Gorman, ranked No. 36 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings, rolled through its Nevada opponent this year by a score of 462-20. The Gaels hadn’t lost to a Nevada school since November 21, 2008.
Over Gorman’s 10-year championship stretch, Liberty, which started 0-5 this year against a highly-competitive national schedule, had lost to the Gaels three times in the state championship game and four times in the state semifinals.