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The 2023 All West Valley Preps football team

For the 14th straight year, West Valley Preps honors the best football players from schools in the Northwest Valley. Adding Canyon View and O’Connor brought our roster to 23 teams so now …

Peoria Liberty football coach up for NFL national …

The NFL on Thursday announced the high school football coaches nominated by the 32 NFL teams for the Don Shula High School Coach of the Year Award, and Liberty High School coach Colin Thomas earned Arizona’s nod to represent the Cardinals.

Liberty pulls away from Centennial to earn place as …

TEMPE - The sea change in Arizona high school football is complete. And it was not easy for Liberty against Peoria rival Centennial Saturday night, until the Lions defense slammed the door in second half, winning the Open Division final 33-21.

Liberty defense kick starts offensive machine

Whatever chance Tucson Salpointe Catholic had of disrupting the precision Liberty football machine went by the wayside early. Liberty senior linebacker Zane Tallman chased junior quarterback Adan Koch-Rodriguez down and the knocked the ball out of his hands. That's all the spark an offense averaging 50 points a game needed.

2023 Preps football preview: Liberty High

They have to move on from the best season with the worst ending. To hear Liberty’s senior leaders and coach Colin Thomas, the 10-0 season, national ranking and 43-42 Open Division loss

Liberty overwhelms Basha with 24-0 second half

CHANDLER - There's something about the second half of Open Division game in Chandler that brings out the best in Liberty football. Liberty was back Nov. 26 and after falling behind Chandler Basha 10-0 and then 20-14 at halfime, the visitors simply dominated the Bears in a 24-0 second half tour de force.

4-year Liberty starter Stam remains student of the …

At this point the first Liberty football game without Jax Stam will be, well, weird. Stam started at safety in the first varsity game of his freshman year and has not left the lineup since — …

Liberty clinches Open Division berth with 42-24 win …

PEORIA — A month after their season was nearly derailed by a devastating defeat, the Liberty Lions are entering the Open Division postseason bracket playing their best football of 2021.

Tough Liberty D leads way to region title, 21-9 win …

PEORIA — Following a difficult Oct. 15 loss to Queen Creek, the Liberty Lions walked off their home field feeling down, disheartened and disappointed. What a difference three weeks can make.

Bruzon, gutsy call fuel Liberty's 33-27 escape past …

PEORIA — One huge gamble paid off big time for Liberty on Friday night as the Lions held on for a narrow 33-27 victory over the Pinnacle Pioneers in a 6A Desert Valley Region contest at Liberty High School.

Liberty receivers run free in rout of Mountain Ridge

It may be hard to fathom from the final score, but Liberty had a bit of a gut check moment in its 2021 opening win Sept. 3. After the Lions grabbed a 14-0 lead in the first six minutes at home, …

2021 Preps football preview: Liberty High School

Two huge and memorable Open Division playoff games figured to vault Liberty football into the limelight statewide and permanently. The Lions defeated Centennial on a late two-point conversion in the quarterfinals, then nearly stunned nationally ranked four-time defending state champion Chandler