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September 16, 2019

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Gorman QB Solomon, coach Sanchez earn national honors from SI

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Bishop Gorman football coach Tony Sanchez (left) and quarterback Anu Solomon during the 2011 season.

The Bishop Gorman High football team won its fourth straight Nevada state championship last Saturday.

The more important victory, however, won’t be determined for a few years. That’s what Gaels’ coach Tony Sanchez told Sports Illustrated last week when he was selected as their high school coach of the week.

“I always tell the kids, our success of our football will not be determined with how this season goes,” Sanchez says on his profile video on the magazine’s website. “It will be 10 years from now. When these kids are 28 years old, have they graduated from college? Are they productive members of society? Are they good husbands? Are they good fathers? Are they contributing to this good country we live in? If they are doing so, then we won this year.”

Sanchez is 56-4 is his four-year tenure at Gorman, including a 63-10 victory against Liberty for the state title.

Anu Solomon, the Gaels’ four-year starting quarterback who surpassed the 10,000-passing-yard plateau during the state title game, was picked as the magazine’s high school player of the week on the same week. He's committed to the University of Arizona and holds every significant Nevada passing record. Solomon’s video is awesome.

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