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It's No. 1 St. John Bosco vs. No. 2 in made-for-ESPN Vegas showdown
It's No. 1 St. John Bosco vs. No. 2 in made-for-ESPN Vegas showdown

Television has been embracing the idea of giving national exposure to high school athletes ever since ESPN2 introduced a teenager named LeBron James with a national telecast of a high school basketball game in 2002. The latest prime-time prep event is set for Friday at 6 p.m. from Las Vegas, where unbeaten Bishop Gorman (5-0), ranked No. 2 by USA Today, is hosting No. 1 Bellflower St. John Bosco (3-0) in a football game specifically arranged for ESPN. Illinois-based Paragon Marketing Group, which is collaborating on 24 high school football games to be shown on ESPN networks this season, put the two schools together months ago and is paying transportation and lodging costs along with a...

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