Bishop Gor­man routs Cal­i­for­nia power

Strong se­cond quar­ter fu­els easy win for Gaels

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Sunday) - - SPORTS - By Justin Emer­son

No. 12 na­tion­ally ranked Bishop Gor­man High drubbed No. 6 De La Salle (Cal­i­for­nia) 34-7 to even its record at 2-2.

It took longer than they would have hoped, but Bishop Gor­man’s foot­ball team fi­nally got go­ing. And when it did, it was hard to stop.

After a first quar­ter with­out a first down, a de­fen­sive touch­down jump-started the Gaels, ranked No. 12 in the USA To­day Su­per 25, then a 50yard bomb got the of­fense go­ing on the way to a com­mand­ing 34-7 home win over No. 6 De La Salle (Cal­i­for­nia) on Satur­day.

On the first se­ries of the se­cond quar­ter, De La Salle was driv­ing with a 7-0 lead when Bishop Gor­man line­man Isaac Tuia forced a fum­ble that team­mate Adam Plant re­cov­ered and re­turned 39 yards to even the game. Gor­man (2-2) got the ball back quickly, and from that point on­ward the Gaels were the team the home

crowd ex­pected them to be.

On what wasn’t sup­posed to be a deep ball, Gaels quar­ter­back Do­rian Thomp­son-Robinson faced pres­sure and scram­bled to his right. He spot­ted wide re­ceiver Jalen Nailor be­hind the de­fense and threw across his body into Nailor’s wait­ing arms in the end zone for the 50-yard score and a 14-7 lead.

With all the mo­men­tum on the Gaels’ side­line, they rum­bled down the field on the next se­ries when Thomp­son-Robinson scram­bled and lost his hel­met, forc­ing him to sit out a play. Not miss­ing a beat, sopho­more Micah Bowens re­placed him and threw a per­fect fade to tight end Brevin Jor­dan for an 11-yard touch­down and a 21-7 half­time lead.

Jor­dan caught six passes for 128 yards and a score. Nailor caught four passes for 65 yards and a touch­down and added a 30-yard com­ple­tion to Jor­dan on a dou­ble pass.

■ Lib­erty 32, Legacy 7 — At Lib­erty, Keyon Oblad passed for 285 yards and two touch­downs to lead the Pa­tri­ots over the Longhorns.

Oblad com­pleted 21 of 40 passes for 285 yards to lead the Pa­tri­ots (3-1), in­clud­ing two quick touch­down passes to Cer­vontes White in the se­cond quar­ter.

With the Pa­tri­ots lead­ing 10-0, Oblad hit White with a 40-yard scor­ing strike to make it 16-0 with 11:40 to go in the first half. He con­nected with White again on a 33-yard scor­ing pass that made it 22-0 with 9:37 left in the half. Amorey Fos­ter scored on a 3-yard run with 6:27 to go in the se­cond quar­ter for Legacy, but that was all the scor­ing the Longhorns (3-1) could muster.

Dil­lon Fe­dor had field goals of 21 and 22 yards for Lib­erty, and Treyveon Camp­bell and Jaden Brown each scored a rush­ing touch­down for the Pa­tri­ots.

Brid­get Ben­nett Las Ve­gas Re­view-Journal @brid­getk­ben­nett

Bishop Gor­man’s Brevin Jor­dan dives into the end zone for an 11-yard touch­down re­cep­tion as De La Salle’s Kairee Robinson tries to de­fend dur­ing the first half Satur­day night at Bishop Gor­man.

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