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Gorman QB Anu Solomon, others set to play in national postseason showcases

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Bishop Gorman quarterback Anu Solomon calls a play during a game against Servite on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011. Gorman won the game 31-28.

Las Vegas high school football will be well-represented in the upcoming weeks on the national all-star game circuit.

Bishop Gorman High coach Tony Sanchez will be an assistant coach Saturday in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, while Gorman quarterback Anu Solomon and defensive back Lorenzo Fertitta Jr. will play Friday in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl.

“To be associated with the armed forces is a great honor,” Sanchez said. "You take a lot of pride in that."

The Arizona-committed Solomon passed for more than 10,000 career yards in leading the Gaels to four straight state championships. Fertitta, who is committed to Villanova, set the Nevada single-game interception record this past season with four during a playoff game against Shadow Ridge.

The All-American Bowl is at the Alamodome in San Antonio and televised by NBC. The Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl is at 6 p.m. Friday at the Home Depot Center in Southern California and will televised by the NFL Network.

On Jan. 19, Liberty High running back Niko Kapeli, linebacker Kai Nacua and Gorman’s Solomon will play in the third Polynesian All-American Bowl in California.

Solomon also will quarterback Team USA’s under-19 team Feb. 5 in the International Bowl in Austin, Texas. He also played in the game last year.

Also, Nacua and Centennial’s Trajan Pili will suit up in the East Bay All-American Bowl in San Antonio against a team of Canadian all-stars. The BYU commits will be coached on defense by Coronado coach Brad Talich. Former Gorman coach Dave White is the team’s head coach.

Ray Brewer can be reached at 990-2662 or [email protected]. Follow Ray on Twitter at twitter.com/raybrewer21.

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