The Bishop Gorman football team went wire to wire as the No. 1 team in the USA TODAY High School Sports’ Super 25 football rankings.
Friday, the school received its championship banner in a ceremony in Las Vegas. Matt Wade from USA TODAY Sports, presented the banner to the school.
Tony Sanchez, the former Gorman head coach who is now the head coach at UNLV, returned for the ceremony and addressed the crowd.
Sanchez also was honored as the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Coach of the Year.
“It’s kind of surreal,” Sanchez told the media after the event. “There really hasn’t been much time to sit back and enjoy it. I think that’s more something you do when your career is over. The transition between winning it last season here and starting at UNLV has been fast and furious. I’m really proud of the kids and the work and the effort they put in. Really proud of this school and the administration and the alumni for everything that they have done to build this place up to what it has become. And I’m also just as excited about the opportunity in front of me at UNLV.”
Gorman went 15-0 and won its sixth consecutive Nevada state championship. The Gaels were dominant throughout, outscoring the opposition by an average of 39.4 points per game.