Published Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 | 7 p.m.
Updated Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 | 12:37 a.m.
Another week, another top opponent for the Bishop Gorman High football team.
It’s a battle of top-ranked teams all over again.
The two-time defending national champion Gaels are in Southern California tonight to take on St. John Bosco in a rematch of their epic 2014 game, continuing their preseason slate against a who’s who of national opponents. Two weeks ago, Gorman won in Texas against the Lone Star State’s top-ranked team. Last week, they beat a respected program from Florida.
Gorman is ranked No. 1 by USA Today. St. John Bosco is No. 7. Both teams are stacked with bluechip recruits, and tickets were in such demand they were presold.
It’s reminiscent of the game two years ago when Gorman beat then No. 1-ranked St. John Bosco, giving it the signature victory it needed to be voted national champions.
While it’s the game of most interest, there are plenty of intriguing local games, too.
Chaparral hosts Eldorado in the annual “Cleat Game” rivalry — a game many consider the area’s most storied. Palo Verde hosts Green Valley in a battle of notable programs, 3A classification power Moapa Valley will be tested at 4A Legacy, and Bonanza hosts Western in a matchup of longtime schools.
We’ll keep everyone posted as scores become final. Send us your game information and photos of Twitter using #702hsfb and #sunstandout.
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