Bishop Gorman Las Vegas unveiled his 2022 non-league football schedule this week, and it is loaded with opponents from five states, from Georgia to California to Hawaii, and Max preps National Champion Matter Day (Santa Ana, California) reigns supreme.
The gaels host Corner Canyon (Draper, Utah), a school that has led 63-3 in their opener since Eric Kezer became head coach in 2017. The Chargers have won three state titles in the last four years, and four-star quarterback Isaac Wilson, the younger brother of Jack Wilson of the New York Jets, is expected to take charge under the Chargers center.
After Corner Canyon, it’s time to prepare your popcorn, The 2021 Maxpreps National Champions Monarchs hit Las Vegas.
The Monarchs led 12-0 last season, and the Maxpreps beat the top five teams in the top 25. This is the third matchup between the two national powers since 2017 and the Giles are looking for their first win against the Southern California powerhouse.
In 2017, Jetty Daniels defeated Matter Dei 35-21 to snatch the 55-game winning streak of the Gels in a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown. The following year, Bryce Young led Sokal Shakti to a 42-0 victory in Las Vegas.
HS Football Bishop Gorman Schedule
Week 1 – Corner Canyon (Draper, Utah)
Week 2 – vs. Meter Dee (Santa Ana, California)
Week 3 – St. Louis (Honolulu, Hawaii)
4th Week – vs Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz)
Week 5 – vs. Brookwood (Snellville, Ga.)
Week 6-10 – League Games
After hosting Utah and California, Bishop Gorman traveled to Hawaii and traveled to Hawaii to face St. Louis (Honolulu). The Crusaders’ streak of four consecutive state titles ended in a 49-14 loss to Kahukur at the Open Division Championships last year. The Gels went 42-21 in the opening match of the 2021 season and this is the fourth matchup since 2012 as St. Louis lost two of the previous three meetings.
Bishop Gorman’s Week 4 matchup has been circulating for over a year as the Gels are looking for Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz) hosting redemption. The Huskies closed one of the best returns of all time last season, clearing a 24-7 deficit to win 25-24 in the last 65 seconds. Hamilton is coming in 11-1 season and MaxPreps is ranked 23rd in the top 25.
Brookewood (Snellville, Ga.) Was seen in the first meeting against Peach State’s opponents in the Maxpreps era in the final prelig match for the Gals. The Broncos advanced to the quarterfinals last season in the Georgia AAAAAAA bracket, leading 10-3. Brookewood is one of the top-rated quarterbacks in the 2023 class, with four-star Dylan Lonergan at the center.
The Gaels schedule will put them in the mix to compete for the 2022 MaxPreps National Championship because they have the talent to compete at that level, the title of the 2021 Maxpreps Nevada Player of the Year, Zakaria branch. The 2023 USC Committee had more than 1,000 receiving and 14 touchdowns.
Other key returnees include quarterback Mika Alejado and Maxpreps Sophomore’s second-team pick in the All-America squad. The defense is led by 2023 Notre Dame commits Justin Rate, four-star safety Cody DeCombra, three-star linebacker Palai Fao and last year’s top tackler Jamih Otis.
The Giles finished 12-1 last year and have won their 12th state title since 2007 They are 15th in the Maxpreps Top 25 and have a tie with De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) And Central (Miami) with a maximum of 25, ending in 2010 with nine.