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Gorman football’s season opener selected for new Fox Sports 1

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The Bishop Gorman Gaels make their entrance before the Sunset Regional semifinals against Palo Verde at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas on Friday, November 9, 2012.

Updated Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 | 1:07 p.m.

Sollenberger Classic - Gorman vs. Chaparral

Bishop Gorman running back Shaquille Powell points after one of his six touchdowns during their game against Chaparral High of Scottsdale at the Sollenberger Classic Saturday, August 20, 2011 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Gorman beat the defending Arizona 5A state champions 42-22. Launch slideshow »

The Bishop Gorman High football team’s season opener Aug. 23 in the Sollenberger Classic against visiting Mountain Pointe of Arizona will be televised nationally by the new Fox Sports 1, game organizers announced Tuesday.

Fox’s new all-day sports network aims to compete with ESPN, giving invaluable exposure to the annual border war game between Nevada and Arizona schools, and nationally ranked Gorman.

The network is scheduled to launch Aug. 17 and will replace the Speed Network (Channel 329) for Las Vegas area Cox Communications subscribers.

Also on Tuesday, Gorman's Sept. 6 game at Santa Margarita in Southern California was picked up by Fox Sports West. The Gaels were already scheduled to play on ESPNU Oct. 4 when it hosts Booker T. Washington High of Miami on ESPNU, giving them 12 nationally televised games since 2009.

Liberty’s Sollenberger game Aug. 24 against Tucson’s Salpointe Catholic might also wind up on one of the Fox networks.

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

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