Bishop Gorman routs California power
Strong second quarter fuels easy win for Gaels
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.
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.