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Friday Night Roundup: Bishop Gorman passes tough test at St. John Bosco

Gorman tops St. John Bosco

Jeremy Rincon

Bishop Gorman defeated St. John Bosco 35-20 at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Long Beach, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016.

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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Stories from games across the valley:

Durango football grabs first home win in four seasons

Strong first quarter lifts Arbor View past Foothill

Running back Hill dazzles in Bonanza’s big win over Western

Coronado blanks Cheyenne, 37-0

Shadow Ridge builds on early-season momentum with commanding win

Virgin Valley grinds out victory over Mojave

Chaparral rolls to blowout victory in Cleat Game against Eldorado

Sierra Vista dismantles second straight opponent

Spring Valley made major strides in victory over Sunrise Mountain

Capri Uzan’s return to football making Desert Pines even tougher to beat

Pahrump Valley cruises despite long trip to Boulder City

Martell leads Gorman to impressive 35-20 victory at St. John Bosco

Canyon Springs gains confidence despite loss in California

Silverado defense scores 64 seconds into game, leads ‘Hawks past Desert Oasis

Aggressive Legacy notches dominating win over Moapa Valley

Ray Brewer can be reached at 702-990-2662 or [email protected]. Follow Ray on Twitter at twitter.com/raybrewer21

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