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Bishop Gorman sets up Sunset semifinal showdown against Centennial in blowout

2014 High School Football

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Bishop Gorman High School football players Noah Tialavea, Alize Jones, Nela Otukolo, Jackson Perry and Jabari Butler on Monday, July 21, 2014.

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Welcome to the postseason

Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer transition into playoff mode and go over all of Friday's matchups.

Next week, Centennial should be one of the toughest teams Bishop Gorman has faced in the Sunset semifinal round of the playoffs during its five-year state championship streak.

It will be a welcome change of pace for the Gaels, which hosted a particularly outmatched quarterfinal opponent Friday in 2-7 Desert Oasis. Gorman blasted Desert Oasis 63-0 to advance to the game with Centennial, which improved to 9-1 on the season with a first-round win over Legacy on Friday.

“We did a good job early in the game,” Bishop Gorman coach Tony Sanchez said. “It seemed like we jumped on them 21-0 right away with some nice long touchdowns.”

The Gaels increased their lead to 28-0 by the end of the first quarter, and started substituting backups into the game. The stars had their moments even in limited time.

UCLA commit and senior tight end Alize Jones caught two touchdown passes. Notre Dame commit and senior safety Nicco Fertitta returned an interception for a touchdown in between the two scores.

Washington commit and sophomore quarterback Tate Martell broke free for a touchdown run. Senior Russell Booze and sophomore Biaggio Walsh also added rushing touchdowns in the shutout.

Bishop Gorman took a big step toward No. 6.

“To my knowledge, I don’t think anyone in over 100 years has won six in a row,” Sanchez said. “So we have our goals, and we’re trying to win that state title.”

Case Keefer can be reached at 702-948-2790 or [email protected]. Follow Case on Twitter at

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