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After big win against Sierra Vista, Gorman has outscored league foes 244-13

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The Bishop Gorman High football team will return to national competition next week when it hosts Servite High of Southern California on ESPNU.

Since the Gaels last appearance on the ESPN family of networks — a close 20-17 loss Aug. 26 to Florida’s Armwood High — they have outscored four Southwest Division opponents 244-13.

That includes a 74-6 victory against host Sierra Vista on Friday night. Quarterback Anu Solomon completed eight of nine passes and had five touchdowns, finding Jamir Tillman and Ryan Smith each twice for scores.

Also, Shaquille Powell had three carries for about 140 yards and two touchdowns. He also had a kick return for a score.

Gorman coach Tony Sanchez played his starters for three quarters in preparation for Servite. Most nights, the starters are pulled before halftime.

“Getting our team back to the speed of that (the quickness of players from Servite or Armwood) level of play is the big question,” Sanchez said. “We’ll see. We have been competing a lot in practice and doing some live sets.”

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  1. Cif, im not Team SGI and i dont agree with him bashing and hating on Gorman since, whether we like it or not, Gorman repesents Southern Nevada high school football on the national level. But Las Vegas high school football will never get on the upswing since Gorman gets all of the top talent so its impossible for the other schools to compete. The other schools can try to get the best coaches and implement the best schemes, but without the talent they cannot compete. Gorman is the only school that can offer full scholarships and so all of the upcoming talent is going there which no one can blame. Im very familiar with Southern California high school football and Southern California has many private schools that allows the top talent to be spread around. So schools like Mater Dei, Servite, Oaks Christian, Orange Lutheran, Loyola, St Bonaventure, etc. all uplift the level and competitiveness of Southern California high school football. In fact, i heard that the CIF is
    considering having a separate division for only private schools because the public schools simply cannot compete with the private schools anymore. Southern Nevada only has Gorman and so until
    there are more private schools like Gorman or Gorman is not allowed to give full scholarships, no
    other school will be able to compete and nothing will change for years to come as Gorman
    freshmen and JV teams are winning by 50+ pts and so these same kids will be doing the same
    when they are seniors. So you need to understand that there are many people like Team SGI
    who are frustrated with the situation and so vents by bashing and hating on Gorman.