Bishop Gorman and Centennial will square off in Week 2 of the 2018 season on Yurview. This intriguing matchup features a pair of 2017 state champions.
The game will be broadcast live on Yurview Arizona for customers of Cox Communications and will also stream live on Yurview.com.
Matchup of Juggernauts
Centennial won the 5A Conference state title a year ago, along they way they were able to topple another out of state juggernaut, upsetting nationally ranked St. Thomas Aquinas en route to the championship.
Meanwhile, Bishop Gorman went 13-2 and captured their a 9th consecutive title in Nevada. They came into this season ranked 11th in the USA Today Super 25 with high expectations of challenging for another national championship.
In its last matchup versus a team from The Grand Canyon State, Bishop Gorman knocked off Chandler in the 2015 season opener.
Can Bishop Gorman Bounce Back?
Behind a dominating defense and an explosive offense led by QB Bryce Young, who threw for 250+ yards and 5 total TDs, the #Monarchs handed No. 12 Bishop Gorman their first shutout in more than a decade. #COMMITTED pic.twitter.com/BigKInWGWo
— Mater Dei Football (@MDFootball) August 25, 2018
Players to Watch
CB Kieran Clark – Centennial
Ranked as the No. 44 recruit in Arizona, Clark will lead the Centennial defense, which recorded five shutouts in 2017. The senior cornerback has received offers from Hawaii, Wyoming and Nevada.
Thank you for turning my dreams into reality 🙏🏿@HawaiiFootball @wyo_football @NevadaFootball pic.twitter.com/4lT04bdD7e
— Kieran Clark (@kingkieran19) August 2, 2018
RB Tawee Walker – Centennial
The transfer from Mojave High School in Las Vegas never had the chance to face Bishop Gorman in Nevada but he certainly has this game circled on his schedule. He currently leads Centennial in yards rushing, receiving and touchdowns.
Last season, Walker ran for 1,554 yards and 18 touchdowns on 163 carries (9.5 yards a carry). At 5’10”, 205 pounds with breakaway speed he may resemble the man he’s trying to replace, back to back 2,000 yard rusher Zidane Thomas, but a big game Friday would really help put him on the map.
first game #GMP 👊🏾 #BGG🦍 pic.twitter.com/H1AnnW1naG
— The Kid (@tawee_3) August 19, 2018
DE Treven Ma’ae – Bishop Gorman
Five players from Bishop Gorman sit in the top 11 of 247Sports’ list of top recruits from Nevada. Three of them are in the top five, including Ma’ae at No. 3.
Ma’ae has reportedly received more than a dozen offers, most notably from Oklahoma, USC, Nebraska, Oregon and Boise State.
CB Kyu Kelly – Bishop Gorman
The senior defensive back is the No. 4 recruit in Nevada and is one of the top 100 cornerbacks in the 2019 class. Kelly, who had 18 tackles and four interceptions last season, committed to Stanford on June 30.
150% COMMITTED….🌲🌲🌲#CardClass19 pic.twitter.com/1mNzNqLGO1
— Kyu Blu Kelly1️⃣5️⃣ (@Kbk1Kyu) June 30, 2018
G Beau Taylor – Bishop Gorman
Taylor anchors the Bishop Gorman offensive line and comes into the season as the No. 5 2019 recruit in Nevada. He committed to UCLA on June 27.
ALL IN! 702 -> 310 💙💛🐻
100% committed to UCLA #CenturySquad19 #4sUp #8clap pic.twitter.com/5EuXDPgd0m
— Beau Taylor (@BeauTaylor9) June 28, 2018
DE Falcon Kaumatule – Bishop Gorman
The newest Utah Ute, and most likely their most intriguing commit. The 6’8″, 245lb athlete has the measurables of an elite recruit with incredible upside. Expect him to play defensive end at Utah but he’ll line up on both sides of the ball and play tight end vs. Centennial.
Why “the U”? Because it’s a perfect fit for Falcon. A great education and superior training. We are so excited for this opportunity. Mahalo to Head Coach Kyle Wittingham and D-line Coach Lewis Powell. pic.twitter.com/vuPAdbbNud
— Soakai S Kaumatule (@SoakaiKaumatule) August 29, 2018
How to Watch
Watch Bishop Gorman (Nev.) vs Centennial at 7:00pm PST on August 31st on Yurview Arizona for customers of Cox Communications or live on YurView.com.