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October 20, 2016

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Bishop Gorman blasts Pahrump Valley, 69-0

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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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