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Friday night roundup: Gorman pitches shutout, uses three TDs from Nate Starks in downing Servite

One week after losing to Bergen Catholic, the Gaels are back to their dominating ways in winning California road game

Bishop Gorman at Servite

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Bishop Gorman running back Nathan Starks looks for a hole in the Servite line during their game at Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif., Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.

Updated Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 | 12:39 a.m.

Bishop Gorman at Servite — 2012

The Bishop Gorman defense stops Servite running back Andrew Moore at the line during their game at Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif., Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Launch slideshow »
Scores around the valley
  • Las Vegas High 21, Cimarron-Memorial 13 (Thursday night)
  • Palo Verde 24, Canyon Springs 21
  • Durango 51, Valley 14
  • Arbor View 31, Centennial 18
  • Mojave 45, Faith Lutheran 13
  • Basic 59, Bonanza 14
  • Bishop Gorman 42, Servite (Calif.) 0
  • Boulder City 25, Desert Pines 16
  • Moapa Valley 54, Sunrise Mountain 0
  • Green Valley 33, Coronado 26
  • Liberty 49, Rancho 3
  • Del Sol 56, Sierra Vista 21
  • Foothill 40, Desert Oasis 31
  • Pahrump Valley 17, Clark 14
  • Cheyenne 72, Western 47
  • Virgin Valley 28, Chaparral 25
  • Silverado 0, Eldorado 0
  • Spring Valley 0, Legacy 0
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    The best players in town

    Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer talk Liberty's statement victory, Bishop Gorman's error-filled night and Centennial's time to shine against Arbor View. In the middle of the usual discussion, they break into an argument over which player is having the best season so far — D.J. Pumphrey or Niko Kapeli.

    Nate Starks rushed for three first-half touchdowns Friday night to lead the Bishop Gorman High football team to a 42-0 victory against California’s Servite High at Cerritos College.

    Gorman, which had surrendered 40 or more points in its two previous games, was sharp defensively in forcing Servite to punt after three down on its first two possessions.

    Starks had scoring runs of 14 and 5 yards in the first quarter, then busted several tackles for an 81-yard scoring run early in the second quarter.

    Quarterback Anu Solomon added a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jamir Tillman and capped the scoring in the fourth quarter with a 1-yard touchdown run. Tajon Allen scored the Gaels’ other touchdown, rushing in for a 2-yard touchdown 16 seconds before halftime.

    Last week, Gorman was defeated by Bergen Catholic for just its fourth loss the past four seasons. This week, they were back to their dominating ways in beating a quality California opponent.

    Gorman (3-1) opens Southwest League play next week by hosting Legacy.

    Check back later for more on this story.

    Gorman's last national test a big one at California power Servite

    If last year’s game is any indication, the Bishop Gorman High football team’s game tonight against California’s Servite High at Cerritos College could be a classic.

    Gorman prevailed 31-28 on a last-minute field goal in knocking off Servite in 2011, capping a back-and-forth contest where each team could have been victorious.

    Expect a similar type of game this year.

    Both programs are respected nationally and feature several high-level Division-I college recruits. While Servite has just a 1-2 record, and its lone victory was by one point, it is motivated for redemption from last year and much better than the record in its initial three games would indicate.

    Gorman (2-1) is playing its fourth national opponent to open the season, looking to get back on track after falling last week to Bergen Catholic, 42-35.

    Even in defeat, the Gaels were able to move the ball against Bergen Catholic, but were hindered by multiple turnovers to end potential scoring drives.

    This is Gorman’s last game against an out-of-state opponent before opening Southwest League play next week against visiting Legacy.

    Gorman is the three-time defending state champions, partially playing a tough schedule of notable national opponents to prepare for its title defense. The importance of defending its title is a message coach Tony Sanchez delivered to his players this week after practice.

    The game will be broadcast online only. For live coverage following me on Twitter @raybrewer21 or check back throughout the night. I will update this story after each quarter.

    Gorman isn’t the only Las Vegas team with a tough game tonight.

    Centennial hosts Arbor View in a battle of undefeated squads each ranked in the top-five of the Sun’s weekly rankings. Also, Green Valley visits Coronado in a battle of up-and-coming teams.

    We’ll have scores from every game in the valley, including all of the contest in the opening week of league play in the Division I-A. Check back all night.

    High school football results from around Southern Nevada:

    Moapa Valley notches another blowout with 54-0 victory against Sunrise Mountain

    BYU commit Kai Nacua scores three different ways in Liberty win

    Virgin Valley comes up with big second half in 28-25 victory at Chaparral

    Action-packed contest sees Boulder City outlast Desert Pines

    Quick start helps Durango post victory against Valley

    Rickey Dixon scores four times as Foothill beats Desert Oasis

    Defense helps Mojave beat Faith Lutheran in league opener

    Basic’s Anthony Owens puts on his own kind of variety show in blowout victory

    Ty Rouse leads Del Sol to first win of the season

    Palo Verde wins physical game with Canyon Springs

    Green Valley scores 22 in the fourth quarter for wild 33-26 win against Coronado

    Eight-touchdown night from Myloe Lewis gives Cheyenne win against Western

    Eight-touchdown night from Myloe Lewis gives Cheyenne win against Western

    Ray Brewer can be reached at 990-2662 or [email protected]. Follow Ray on Twitter at

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