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Bishop Gorman blasts Pahrump Valley, 69-0

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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer take a look around the Las Vegas high school football scene. They give their picks for the upcoming week and discuss the merits of eating orange wedges on long gameday road trips.

A number of Bishop Gorman backups were able to score touchdowns in a 69-0 victory over Pahrump Valley Thursday, including Nathen Starks, Tajon Allen, Kenyan Coker, Lorenzo Fertitta and Nicco Fertitta.

Gorman was able to play most of its roster after going up 35-0 late in the first quarter on the road.

“Any time you have an opportunity to play that many kids, it’s a good deal,” Bishop Gorman coach Tony Sanchez said. “Offensively and defensively, they took care of business.”

The Gaels' usual stars like Shaquille Powell and Anu Solomon had their fun early in the game. Powell had four carries for 119 yards and two touchdowns. Solomon threw for touchdowns on 4-for-5 passing and eclipsed the 100-yard mark.

Two of Solomon’s favorite targets, Ryan Smith and Jamir Tillman, found the end zone.

Defensive standouts included sophomore linemen Isaiah Nacua and Zack Singer. Junior safety Anthony Buford notched an interception.

“I know some people thought we would come out and look sloppy, but they didn’t at all,” Sanchez said. “They played well.”

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  1. "SG-no one" will continue to rant on this site. He'll continue to make base-less allegations. He'll continue to claim he's intelligent. Ha! He's just a moron on a dusty soap box. He's the only one on here who has a history of bashing the KiDS while hiding in his basement.

    His comments clearly demonstrate his lack of class and only recently changed his ignorant postings and quit naming specific kids! Clearly he's someone who got picked on and laughed at in school and probably in his every day life. Maybe he's the Fertitta's butler! Makes sense though.

    To all the HS kids busting their butts: keep hustling!

  2. Just ridiculous that Pahrump is in the same division with Gorman. Not good for Pahrump or Gorman to be playing each other. Not good for Southern Nevada high school football to have such ridiculous blowouts. Like i have posted before, I believe the best solution for good competitive football would be for the Niaa to have a 10 team 5a football only cnference made up of Gorman, Liberty, Palo Verde, Arbor View, Cimmeron, Centinnial, Las Vegas, Cheyenne, Del Sol and Canyon Springs.

  3. I don't know if Gorman cheats or not, but they certainly don't play by the same rules that the rest of the CCSD schools do. Gorman doesn't have to worry about zones, for example.

    As far as the character of these people, it isn't always positive. One year, the high school I work at hosted Gorman for homecoming (oops, our mistake). After destroying us on the field, they then went back to the locker room, where they urinated on everything.

    I'm sick of hearing about Gorman, personally. Nobody wants to play them. How do you think the Pahrump kids felt after losing that badly? The Sun should focus on the many great, hard-fought and competitive games between other schools rather than report on Gorman blowouts. Let us know when there actually is a competitive game, instead of a blowout that only the most arrogant players would enjoy. That's not competition, it's a crime scene. High School sports is first about learning the game and building character, NOT winning.