Inside Bishop Gorman’s 81 game Nevada win streak

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When Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nevada) takes-on Durango Thursday night, the Gaels will be looking for their 82nd straight in-state victory.  Gorman, which is going after its eighth straight state championship this year, hasn’t lost to a Nevada opponent since November 21, 2008 when Palo Verde beat them 50-14 in the Sunset Regional final.

So what’s happened since 2008?

Aside from the 81-0 record, the Gaels, who are ranked #1 in the High School Football America Top 25, have outscored their Nevada opponents 4,581 to 656.  If you divide those numbers by 81, Bishop Gorman has beaten Nevada teams 56.6 to 8.1 or an average of 48.5 points per game.

The Gaels have scored 70 points or more in fourteen times during the streak; 60 points or more in nineteen times; and 50 points or more in twenty-five games.  That means that Gorman has scored 50 points or more in 48 of their last 81 games.  On the other side of the ball, the Gaels have pitched 30 shutouts.

Who has come the closest to snapping the streak?

On November 13, 2009, Palo Verde came within ten points in a 38-28 loss.  The last time that the Gaels were truly challenged in Nevada was in 2013 when they beat Legacy 31-18.

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It should also be noted that the Gaels are currently riding a 48-game overall win streak which is the third longest active streak in America.

Below is a game-by-game look at the 81 game streak with scores from Gorman’s team page at MaxPreps.com.

2016 (4-0)

9/23 Bonanza W 42-0
10/7 Spring Valley W 69-13
10/14 Clark W 58-0
10/21 Desert Oasis W 71-0

Points: Bishop Gorman 240 Opponents 13

Scoring Average: Bishop Gorman 60 Opponents 3.3

2015 (9-0)

10/2 Shadow Ridge W 70-7
10/9 Durango W 69-7
10/16 Legacy W 63-7
10/29 Palo Verde W 70-3
11/6 Cimarron-Memorial W 63-7
11/13 Centennial W 63-13
11/20 Arbor View W 28-10
11/28 Reed W 41-13
12/5 Liberty W 62-21

Points: Bishop Gorman 529 Opponents 88

Average Scoring: Bishop Gorman 58.8  Opponents 9.8

2014 (9-0)

10/2 Shadow Ridge W 56-0
10/10 Durango W 77-0
10/17 Legacy W 70-13
10/30 Palo Verde W 49-0
11/7 Desert Oasis W 63-0
11/14 Centennial W 52-7
11/21 Arbor View W 56-6
11/29 Liberty W 50-0
12/6 Reed W 70-28

Points: Bishop Gorman 543 Opponents 54

Scoring Average: Bishop Gorman 60.3 Opponents 9.0

2013 (9-0)

10/11 Legacy W 31-18
10/18 Cimarron-Memorial W 56-7
10/24 Bonanza 79-0
11/1 Centennial W 49-21
11/8 Desert Oasis W 69-7
11/15 Spring Valley W 56-0
11/22 Arbor View W 52-7
11/30 Palo Verde W 45-7
12/7 Reed W 48-14

Points: Bishop Gorman 485 Opponents 81

Scoring Average: Bishop Gorman 53.9 Opponents 9.0

2012 (10-0)

9/28 Legacy W 70-0
10/5 Cimarron-Memorial W 54-3
10/12 Bonanza W 56-0
10/19 Centennial W 49-20
10/25 Desert Oasis W 72-21
11/2 Shadow Ridge W 78-13
11/9 Palo Verde W 71-28
11/16 Centennial W 59-7
11/24 Reed W 49-24
12/1 Liberty W 63-10

Points: Bishop Gorman 621 Opponents 126

Scoring Average: Bishop Gorman 62.1 Opponents 12.6

2011 (14-0)

8/20 Chaparral W 42-22
9/2 Desert Oasis W 52-0
9/9 Durango W 49-0
9/16 Clark W 69-7
9/23 Sierra Vista W 74-6
10/6 Pahrump Valley W 69-0
10/14 Spring Valley W 55-0
10/21 Arbor View W 56-7
10/27 Bonanza W 56-0
11/4 Cheyenne W 49-6
11/10 Arbor View W 56-20
11/18 Palo Verde W 35-7
11/26 Liberty W 56-34
12/3 Reed W 72-28

Points: Bishop Gorman 790 Opponents 137

Scoring Average: Bishop Gorman 56.4 Opponents 9.8

2010 (12-0)

9/11 Clark W 48-0
9/16 Sierra Vista W 63-0
10/1 Desert Oasis W 56-6
10/8 Western W 56-0
10/15 Spring Valley W 45-0
10/22 Pahrump Valley W 63-0
10/28 Bonanza W 63-0
11/5 Durango W 56-6
11/11 Shadow Ridge W 56-0
11/19 Arbor View W 49-14
11/27 Palo Verde W 28-10
12/4 McQueen W 40-0

Points: Bishop Gorman 623 Opponents 36

Scoring Average: Bishop Gorman 51.9 Opponents 3.0

2009 (14-0)

9/4 Durango W 31-0
9/11 Pahrump Valley W 50-0
9/17 Sierra Vista W 62-6
9/24 Desert Oasis W 42-11
10/2 Green Valley W 58-0
10/9 Bonanza W 72-0
10/16 Western W 69-6
10/22 Spring Valley W 56-6
10/29 Clark W 61-0
11/6 Cheyenne W 56-15
11/13 Palo Verde W 38-28
11/20 Cimarron-Memorial W 31-7
11/28 Reed W 62-21
12/5 Del Sol W 62-21

Points: Bishop Gorman 750 Opponents 121

Scoring Average: Bishop Gorman 53.6 Opponents 8.6

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