Posted On: 09/22/21 7:03 PM

It seems like a lifetime ago that the Liberty Patriots were a made free throw away from knocking off 8-time defending state champion Bishop Gorman. They went on to lose at the buzzer in the greatest high school game, I’ve witnessed during my time at PH. After losing a season, a superstar, and a coach, the Patriots return. While they can’t do anything about the season or replacing Julian Strawther Julian Strawther 6'6" | SF Liberty | 2020 State #57 Nation NV who is now at Gonzaga, they have found a coach. Kevin Soares returns to Henderson, and he’s looking for a title. "My goal at the start of each season is the same... win the state title" It seems like a perfect match for a program starving to take their place as the state’s powerhouse. The coach, who is still the all-time assist and steals leader at UNR believes that reaching that goal depends on two things. "We have to stay healthy and everyone has to buy into their roles" The beautiful thing is those roles are filled with stars. The Patriots roster includes the state’s current #1 player in the class of 2022 and 2024, the #5 player in the class of 2023, and the #5 player in

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