Bellevue, Wash., football coach Butch Goncharoff told The Seattle Times that his team would likely host reigning Super 25 and six-time consecutive Nevada 4A state champion Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) next season, confirming a report by USA TODAY Sports last week.
“They are probably the best team in American by a mile,” Goncharoff told The Seattle Times. “We played a lot of great teams, but this is probably, top to bottom talent wise … this is probably the best team on paper I’ve ever seen.”
That isn’t the only big game that is being talked about next season.
*De La Salle (Concord, Calif.), which finished the season at No. 2, is looking into playing one of the Texas powerhouse teams early next season and already has a home game scheduled Sept. 19 with Lutheran (Orange, Calif.).
*DePaul (Wayne, N.J.) released a beefed-up schedule that includes a Sept. 11 or Sept. 12 game at home with Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) next season.
*Trinity (Louisville), known for its propensity to play out-of-state teams, will play two Tennessee teams next season: Ensworth (Nashville) and Brentwood Academy (Brentwood).
*Another school likely to continue its trend of big out-of-state foes is Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.), which already has a contract to play at Moeller (Cincinnati) on Sept. 18 next season. DBP is celebrating its 100th year as a school this year.