Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 | 2 a.m.
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.
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.