Santa Margarita to host Bishop Gorman for 2013 football game

Top programs around the country are beginning to finalize their schedules for this fall and as such, intriguing interstate games are beginning to emerge.

Earlier this week, Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) and Central (Miami) agreed to a two-year contract. Now perennial Nevada powerhouse Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) and one of Southern California's top teams, Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.), have also come to an agreement to play this fall.

Both schools confirmed the game to MaxPreps on Wednesday.

Santa Margarita will host Bishop Gorman, a private school that has dominated in-state competition over the last five seasons. The game will take place Sept. 6.

Two-way star Nathan Starks returns for a Bishop Gorman squad that will be very talented but relatively inexperienced. It needs to replace four-year starter Anu Solomon at quarterback.Randall Cunningham, son of the former Philadelphia Eagles great, is expected to win the job.

Kyle Sweet will be returning behind center for Santa Margarita. He took over the starting job last fall after senior standout Johnny Stanton was lost for the season due to injury.

6-foot-4 sophomore K.J. Costello could also compete for reps.

Both teams have grown accustomed to playing games outside of their state borders.

Santa Margarita downed Brophy Prep (Phoenix) on the road last season, while Bishop Gorman took on teams from California, New Jersey and Hawaii a year ago.