Friday, Sept. 23, 2011 | 11:36 p.m.
Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer engage in a wide-ranging high school football conversation. In addition to their usual recap and upcoming picks, they discuss the area's best kickers.
The Bishop Gorman High football team will return to national competition next week when it hosts Servite High of Southern California on ESPNU.
Since the Gaels last appearance on the ESPN family of networks — a close 20-17 loss Aug. 26 to Florida’s Armwood High — they have outscored four Southwest Division opponents 244-13.
That includes a 74-6 victory against host Sierra Vista on Friday night. Quarterback Anu Solomon completed eight of nine passes and had five touchdowns, finding Jamir Tillman and Ryan Smith each twice for scores.
Also, Shaquille Powell had three carries for about 140 yards and two touchdowns. He also had a kick return for a score.
Gorman coach Tony Sanchez played his starters for three quarters in preparation for Servite. Most nights, the starters are pulled before halftime.
“Getting our team back to the speed of that (the quickness of players from Servite or Armwood) level of play is the big question,” Sanchez said. “We’ll see. We have been competing a lot in practice and doing some live sets.”