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Bishop Gorman records second straight shutout in win against Durango


Sam Morris

Bishop Gorman High School football players Nick Strehlow, Ben Guida and Jelani Walls.

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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer look ahead to another week of high school football and detail why the Northwest division appears to be the strongest in town. Palo Verde, Arbor View, Centennial, Cimarron and Cheyenne have all looked impressive in the early season.

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The Bishop Gorman High football team won its second straight game by shutout Friday, blanking host Durango 49-0 in a Southwest Division contest.

The two-time defending state champion Gaels (3-1, 2-0 Southwest) led 42-0 at halftime, using three rushing touchdowns from running back Shaquille Powell and three passing touchdowns from quarterback Anu Solomon.

Ryan Smith had two touchdown receptions and about 150 yards receiving for Gorman, and Jamir Tillman had seven receptions and a touchdown.

Last week, Gorman defeated Desert Oasis 54-0. After Gorman, Desert Oasis and Durango are widely considered the second and third best teams in the Southwest — making the lopsided scores a true testament to the Gaels dominance.

Last year, Gorman recorded six shutouts and allowed just 12 points in eight league games. They are off to another great start.

“I thought our defense and special teams played well,” Gorman coach Tony Sanchez said. “Offensively, we also did well, but at times we weren’t as sharp as we could have been.”

Despite narrowly losing 20-17 to Florida’s Armwood High two weeks ago, Gorman hasn’t dropped much in the polls. USA Today ranks the Gaels No. 18 and has them No. 11.

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  1. Durango was very bad. Shaq Powell's 3 tds and Soloman's 3 td passes were against a very weak defense. Soloman missed wide open receivers all night and didnt look good at all and so the 3 td passes he had were nothing more than to pad his stats. Gorman freshmen team would have probably beaten Durango.

  2. Tuasdad, you have a point. i didnt think of it that way. Just so disappointed on how bad Durango and the other football programs are in Southern Nevada.

  3. Well playing against a weak team and leading 42-0 at half time,What does Sanchez do in the second half brings out his little kicker and kicks the extra point once again doesn't he ever consider bringing in his second string P.A.T team.
    I watched the game and was very disappointed in the fact he loves to bury the weak guess he figures it makes himself and Bishop Gorman look good, can't wait until they play Servite expect another loss for the mighty Gorman especially if it comes down to a late field goal,I'm sure Sanchez will not allow his little kicker to mess up again (If he's smart BUT who knows what Sanchez will do)

  4. SG1, you speak as if Oklahoma is some sort of upper eschelon educational institution. The JC kid had character issues that had nothing to do with Gorman or Ok!
    You once again show your true colors by attacking the KIDS at a high school. Real manly of you. I'll wager that Gorman has a much higher percentage of student athletes who go to college than all the other public institutions in Vegas!

    Speaking of education, where did you receive your undergraduate/graduate degree? Just curious because of how you love posting like you're better/more intelligent/more enlightened/more educated than anyone else on here!

    I doubt any of that very much, but welcome being enlightened.

  5. Real Men?! HAHAHA
    That's a good one. At least you spent some time proof-reading your post. Finally you've learned. Maybe you do have a Degree. From the context of your posts, it's clear you're NOT in High School. Simple deduction to figure that one out.

    Your post: "So when these kids leave the school, they aren't the smartest and brightest that Vegas has to offer."

    AGAIN, real big of you to attack high school kids. Unfortunately, your order-by-mail degree doesn't allow you to acknowledge what you continue to do.

    Real Man....HAHAHAHAHA!!!!