- High School Football State Champions from Florida and Nevada Selected to Participate
- Event Returns to Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas
The GEICO State Champions Bowl Series will air live on ESPNU, Saturday, Dec. 17 at 4 p.m. ET. Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory School, the FHSA 1M state champion from Hollywood, Fla., will play Bishop Gorman High School, the NIAA 5A state champion from Las Vegas, Nev.
The event, which allows high school football state champions from different states to compete in a postseason bowl game, returned to Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas. ESPN play-by-play commentator Connor Onion and analyst Craig Haubert called game action, with Dana Boyle serving as sideline reporter.
Saturday, Dec. 17, at 4 p.m. ET: Chaminade-Madonna (Florida) vs. Bishop Gorman (Nevada)
- Chaminade-Madonna won their fifth state title in seven seasons this year. The Lions junior class is loaded with four ESPN Jr300 ranked players: No. 9 Joshisa Trader – WR, No. 11 Jeremiah Smith – WR, No. 71 Zaquan Patterson – S and No. 229 Davion Gause – RB. Smith (20) and Trader (7) have combined for a total of 27 receiving TDs for their prolific offense.
- Bishop Gorman won their second consecutive state championship this season and their 12th in the past 13 seasons. The Gaels offense is led by junior Micha Alejado – QB (3403 passing yards, 53 TDs) and senior Trech Kekahuna – WR (57 receptions, 22 TDs). Seniors Jamih Otis (153 tackles) and No. 208 – Kodi Decambra – CB (Oregon) anchor the defense.
Bishop Gorman and Chaminade-Madonna won their respective state championship games with a combined score of 118-20. This is the first appearance for Bishop Gorman in the GEICO State Champions Bowl Series and the second straight appearance for Chaminade-Madonna, who defeated Highland High School (Arizona) in 2021.