Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 | 10:48 p.m.
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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Case Keefer and Ray Brewer recap the action from the first week of high school football and look ahead to another slate of games. Popular topics include this week's Arbor View vs. Palo Verde showdown and last week's stunning upset by Bonanza over Silverado.
So much for a letdown from Bishop Gorman after it started the season with two nationally ranked foes.
The Gaels looked as impressive as ever in its state opener Friday night, shutting down last year’s Southwest Division runner-up Desert Oasis by a 52-0 margin.
“I was kind of nervous, to be honest, because I thought we might come out flat after those two games,” Gorman coach Tony Sanchez said. “But we had a great crowd, really packed the house, and I think that helped us come out sharp.”
Quarterback Anu Solomon threw a 60-yard pass to start the game and the Gaels scored two plays later. Solomon narrowly eclipsed the 200-yard mark in the game. He threw the same number of touchdowns as incompletions — two.
Gorman led 42-0 at halftime.
“We put our (second string) in to start the second half,” Sanchez said. “They did a real good job.”
The defensive effort was strong, as even Gorman’s last two state championship teams hadn’t managed to shut out Desert Oasis. Sanchez said senior defensive end Zach Hutchins led the charge.