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September 15, 2019

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Friday Night Roundup: All eyes on Liberty at Desert Pines

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Members of the Desert Pines High football team pose for a photo at the Las Vegas Sun’s high school football media day Tuesday July 31, 2018 at the Red Rock Resort and Casino. They include, top row, Gabriel Lopez, Darnell Washington, Dejon Pratt. Bottom row, Tye Moore and Devin McGee

Updated Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 | 10:52 p.m.

The high school football season in Las Vegas hasn’t seen a local matchup like this.

Liberty, the eight-time defending regional champions in the class 4A, visits two-time defending 3A state champion Desert Pines in a matchup of powerhouse programs with multiple Division I players.

Desert Pines is undefeated after three games and appears to be getting better each week. One-win Liberty has scored just 32 points in three weeks, but two of its defeats have come against nationally ranked out-of-state opponents.

That sets the table for tonight’s game, which many believe is evenly matched.

Other games of note tonight include: Palo Verde against Shadow Ridge in the Northwest League, Silverado at Durango in the Southwest League opener, and a nonleague tilt between Centennial and host Coronado.

We’ll keep everyone posted as scores become final. Join our coverage on social media using #sunstandout

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