Are you a fan of high school football? If so, mark your calendars, folks. One of the biggest games of the 2016 high school football season has been confirmed.
According to the Dallas Morning News, Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas), who finished No. 1 in our Super 25 football national rankings, will make the trip to Texas for opening weekend.
Bishop Gorman coach Kenny Sanchez and Joey McGuire of Cedar Hill confirmed the plans to the DMN and expect the game to be televised on ESPN. The game will be played in the Dallas area, potentially at Cedar Hill’s Longhorn Stadium.
In even bigger news, Sanchez and the Gaels also hope to play their second game of the season in Texas, this time against state powerhouse Allen, who spent the majority of last season toward the top of the Super 25 rankings before finishing No. 20 after a surprising loss in the 6A-I semifinals.
The details for both games are still being finalized, and the second game featuring Bishop Gorman and Allen won’t be decided on until Allen replaces head coach Tom Westerberg, who left the school to be the football coach and athletic director at Mont Belvieu (Harbers Hill, Texas).
“A team coming to Texas two weeks in a row, I don’t know if that’s ever happened,” Sanchez said.
Bishop Gorman won its second consecutive Super 25 championship in 2015, has won seven straight Nevada state titles and currently holds a 39-game winning streak.
That being said, Cedar Hill has some hardware of its own. McGuire expects the Longhorns to have a special team next season and looks to Turn Those Horns Loose and lead them back to the state championship after a 9-2 campaign in 2015 that was capped off by losing in the first round of the playoffs. Cedar Hill won the 5A Division II state championship in 2013 and the 6A Division II state championship in 2014.
Speaking for everyone who enjoys high school football, please, PLEASE, let’s make this thing happen.