Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 | 12:08 a.m.
Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer are back for another high school football discussion. They look at all the matchups this week and spend extra time on the Southeast, which begins league play this week.
That’s when Patriots senior cornerback Dustin Kaanaana raced into the end zone after a 30-yard interception return.
“We focused a lot on defense the last couple weeks,” Liberty coach Rich Muraco said. “It’s hard to say if we improved, but we’ll see.”
Kaanaana came up with the ball on an attempted sweep pass by the Grizzlies. There was no tricking Liberty on this night.
It was the kind of focused effort Muraco liked to see with a large, looming showdown with neighborhood rival Silverado on deck next week.
“It’s our biggest rival by far,” Muraco said. “We might not be their biggest rival, but for us, that’s the game we think about. So many kids from Liberty and Silverado went to school together. They talk a lot of smack to each other, good-natured of course, but they want to beat each other.”