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Tickets being presold for Gorman, Palo Verde showdown and expected to sell out


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Bishop Gorman fans cheer a touchdown against Palo Verde Saturday, November 27, 2010. Gorman won 28-10 to advance to the state championship game.

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Las Vegas Sun reporters Case Keefer and Ray Brewer get their wish — Palo Verde and Bishop Gorman meeting on the local high school football gridiron. The boys will take a look at the this game, and also discuss the Sunrise Regional finals between Liberty and Foothill.

It’s not often this story gets written in the Las Vegas Valley.

Tickets for Friday’s Sunset Regional championship high school football game between Palo Verde High and host Bishop Gorman highs — arguably the most significant game of the year — will go on sale starting Tuesday at Gorman, 5959 South Hualapai Way.

Officials from Gorman expect a sellout and warn fans to prebuy or risk not getting in — Gorman's Fertitta Field sits 3,600 with a standing-room capacity of 5,000. The stands are typically half full on most Friday nights across the Las Vegas Valley, but that’s never the case for this highly anticipated rivalry game between the state’s unquestioned top teams.

Gorman will have tickets for its supporters and patrons not affiliated with either team in its athletic office from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Palo Verde will have tickets for its side of the stadium available starting Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the athletic office, 333 Pavilion Center Drive in Summerlin.

Last year's game attracted the largest paid crowd to watch a prep football game in Southern Nevada history, according to figures released by the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association, which governs high school sports in Nevada. The mark of 4,102 paid fans eclipsed the previous record of 3,773, which was set by the two schools during their 2009 playoff game.

Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults. The stadium will open at 6:30 p.m. on game day. Kickoff is at 8 p.m., and the game will be televised on myLV TV Cox cable channel 12.

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  1. In the words of the late great Marvin Gaye "LETS GET IT ON!!!"

  2. Let me call them. The email I received said Tuesday.

  3. Just got off the horn with Gorman. Tuesday for sure. The will change their social media. ...

  4. sweet thanks. I would have been screwed had it been wednesday

  5. I don't have a dog in this fight, but I very well remember hearing a couple of years ago MANY complaints on here and Nev Preps about Palo's football recruiting and how they "cheat", and now they're complaining about Gorman?

    And Tuasdad, I would love to see MV vs VV televised,that's an absolute rivalry. Maybe next year!

  6. Palo is gonna get smashed by Gorman...Adios, Bye Bye, See Ya Later....

    Gorman -28
    O/U - 51

  7. I will take the over 51. Gorman might score than much :)

  8. I'm with Ray, after Sanchez purposefully scoring that last td on AV last week (I didn't agree with that for the record) I have no doubt he will not let off the gas and run the score up on this rival.
    Palo, Liberty and Reed can't wait. I'm proud of the great team we have this season though i will admit it will be a lot more fun when.its more evenly matched and there's some suspense.

  9. I have never thought a high school game can have such a buzz. Being raised in southern california as a child I have seen the hype. USC vs UCLA. Even high school ball with Garfield vs Roosevelt. We locals called it the taco bowl. But it was started back 60 years ago. Our community has a chance to really embrace this as a rivalry game for generations to come. Yes the smack talk is brutal around summerlin and the banners and tee shirts might push the line a little bit, but its ours. Our community, having to take a side for one week. One day it will be gone. The private schools will have their own league or Gorman will leave the NIAA for a national schedule. Then Gorman vs Palo might be gone. Then what? The bone game again? We should all support these kids. They are two great programs with totally different styles. It makes it worth it. Plus for 7 bucks on a friday evening entertainment, Awesome.

  10. absolutely best deal in town will be the $7 show from the fans, players and overall atmosphere friday night at Fertitta field.

    Honestly, we will never have a private league. It'd be like the current southern 3A with 3 teams. This town will never boom enough to support enough large private schools. That said adding to my post from above I enjoyed the hell out of Servite, Armwood and Chap games. But I also enjoyed the Basic vs Del Sol, Basic vs Canyon, Liberty, Silverado and Palo vs AV games. Those were fun local bragging rights entertaining games.

    The local competition is good and honestly when Palo was ranked in top 50 nationally a couple years back and McQueen too, i was just as happy. It's great for Nevada. That's why I wish Palo played more OOS games to show they have legit team. I'll enjoy a close Palo/Gorman over any espn broadcast against national power. Those games are nice to show that Nevada has talent. No we're not Cali, Texas or Florida but we can play. We're not Findlay our players don't come from around the country, cry all you want about zones but our kids come from this valley and shows Vegas has real talent. And before you say players grew up in other states, that's all of vegas. Transient town guarantee no team has more than half their roster from kids born and raised here. Palo is knocking on the door to top 100 in country (again) don't tell me anyone thinks that's by luck of zoning. They have a solid program kids find a way to go there. Nothing wrong with that. It's amateur sports but with a lot riding on it. A free college education is at stake and there are plenty of talented kids and parents who want to get every opportunity to capitalize on it.I could understand Sierra Vista or Western making those shirts nobody transfer the their schools for football...but Palo? C'mon parents in line with Sg1 you really think they are victims here? Armwood Florida that Gorman lost to has 16 division 1 players, 8 transfered to that school for this season from other schools...luck of relocation? No, build the program and they will come. Rost has done and excellent job and they came, Liberty is next and when the realignment starts it'll kick it up a notch.

    Can't wait for Friday and next Saturday hopefully against Liberty. One of the few things I enjoy in this town

  11. If you can't get in the Gorman Palo game, come on down to the south side and watch the Liberty v Foothill game at Liberty's Freedom Field!

  12. Hopefully both teams at Liberty put on a show like last time! Good luck Foothill and Liberty!