Liberty caps off storybook run, wins state title

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Two of the best high school football teams in Nevada went head-to-head Saturday afternoon. It was Centennial taking on Liberty — the team coming off an upset win over powerhouse Bishop Gorman in the state quarterfinals.

It was the first all-CCSD
state championship in 15 years. Neither school has won a state title in school
history. That would change Saturday afternoon.

Centennial was a one-win
team two years ago. Liberty has been long suffering. Saturday was the day to
knock down history.

Zyrus Fiaseu got the party started
early with a 60-yard touchdown, making it 14-0 Liberty.

The top runningback in Nevada
— Jordan Smith — ignited for Centennial, finding the endzone on a long run,
cutting the lead to 14-7. But that was all of the offense on the day for
Centennial. Liberty ran away for the 50-7 win.

It took four trips to the
state title game, but Liberty has finally done it. The Patriots are now state
champs.