Bishop Gorman edges St. John Bosco, 34-31

Written By kolimtiga on Sabtu, 27 September 2014 | 12.56

There was thunder, lightning, wind and rain. And that was before Friday's night's nationally televised game between No. 1 St. John Bosco and No. 2 Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas. After a 55-minute weather delay, Bishop Gorman (6-0) let everyone know it's the best team in the West, if not the nation.

Sophomore quarterback Tate Martell passed for 230 yards and two touchdowns and senior running back Russell Booze rushed for 152 yards and had an 80-yard scoring run to lead Bishop Gorman to a 34-31 victory. The Gaels' defense denied the big play all night.

The Gaels opened a 20-3 halftime lead, then had to withstand a St. John Bosco comeback in the second half.

St. John Bosco falls to 3-1. The Braves were ranked No. 1 by USA Today. Josh Rosen passed for 244 yards and three touchdowns. Sean McGrew was limited to 85 yards rushing and one touchdown.

St. John Bosco's defense twice stopped the Gaels on fourth down in the second half to enable the Braves to close their deficit.

Bishop Gorman 34, St. John Bosco 31 (1:12 left in the fourth quarter)

A fourth-down stop by the St. John Bosco defense enabled Josh Rosen to guide a scoring drive, and Kaylin Franklin's eight-yard TD reception pulled the Braves to within three points.

But an onside kick was recovered by Bishop Gorman.

Bishop Gorman 34, St. John Bosco 24 (5:59 left in the fourth quarter)

Tight end Jarett Balter caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from Josh Rosen, pulling St. John Bosco to within 10 points of the Gaels.


Bishop Gorman defense stopped Josh Rosen on a fourth-down quarterback sneak at the 39 with 9:19 left and took over the ball. Then St. John Bosco's defense stopped Bishop Gorman on a fourth-down play.

Bishop Gorman 34, St. John Bosco 17 (22 seconds left in the third quarter)

There's bad news and good news to report for St. John Bosco fans. The bad news is the Braves' defense can't stop Bishop Gorman. The good news is the Braves' offense has started to put up points. A six-yard touchdown run by Sean McGrew near the end of the third quarter pulls the Braves to within 17 points.

This game is still winnable for St. John Bosco, but only if its defense can step up. Time is running out.

Bishop Gorman 34, St. John Bosco 10 (4:02 left in third quarter)

Quarterback Tate Martell fired a 24-yard touchdown pass to UCLA commit Alize Jones, increasing Bishop Gorman's lead to 34-10.

Bishop Gorman 27, St. John Bosco 10 (6:06 left in third quarter)

Just when it looked as if St. John Bosco was headed for certain defeat, quarterback Josh Rosen came alive. He passed 45 yards to Jared Harrell and completed a 13-yard TD strike to Anselem Umeh.

But it's up to the Braves defense to come up with a stop.

Bishop Gorman 27, St. John Bosco 3 (7:02 left in the third quarter)

Whatever the reason for sophomore quarterback Tate Martell and sophomore receiver Tyjon Lindsey deciding to transfer together from Poway, Bishop Gorman fans don't care. All they know is they are game changers.

Martell rolled left, threw a short pass to Lindsey, who raced 67 yards for a touchdown and a 27-3 advantage. It might be time to officially label this game a rout, something unheard off in recent years around St. John Bosco, which has been doing the routing.


The third quarter began with St. John Bosco being stopped at the 49 and forced to punt. Bishop Gorman's defense continues to deny the big play or even the little play.

Bishop Gorman 20, St. John Bosco 3 (halftime)

St. John Bosco is in need of some big-time adjustments going into halftime trailing Bishop Gorman, 20-3.

Josh Rosen has missed some open receivers and Bishop Gorman's defense has pretty much shut down running back Sean McGrew (he has 13 yards in seven carries).

The Braves trailed Central Catholic of Oregon, 14-7, last week in the third quarter and rallied to win. They will get the ball to start the second half. Russell Booze has rushed for 127 yards for Bishop Gorman.

Bishop Gorman 20, St. John Bosco 3 (4:23 left in second quarter)

St. John Bosco is in trouble. A one-yard touchdown run by Jonathan Shumaker has given Bishop Gorman a 20-3 lead late in the second quarter.

A fourth-down personal foul on the Braves for roughing the punter kept the Bishop Gorman drive alive.

And things didn't get any better after a deflected pass allowed Bryan Garcia to intercept a Josh Rosen pass.


Sean McGrew of St. John Bosco is one of the fastest players in California, but he has been unable to get any kind of production against the Bishop Gorman defense.

He has been given the ball five times on handoffs and has minus-three yards rushing.

That has to change for the Braves to come back from a 14-3 deficit.

Bishop Gorman ball with 9:14 left in the second.


Bishop Gorman 14, St. John Bosco 3 (11:30 left in second quarter)

Well, questions about St. John Bosco's defense just came through loud and clear. Russell Booze of Bishop Gorman took the handoff and ran untouched up the middle for an 80-yard touchdown run.

Who goofed will be the question for the Braves when the film is watched on Saturday.

Bishop Gorman 7, St. John Bosco 3 (11:44 left in second quarter)

An uncovered Anselem Umeh caught a 58-yard pass from Josh Rosen to the Bishop Gorman 12, but St. John Bosco's Sean McGrew got stuffed twice on handoffs, plus there was an illegal procedure penalty.

The Braves had to settle for a 39-yard field goal by Eric Daniels.


St. John Bosco's opening possession stalled at the Bishop Gorman 33. A 50-yard field goal attempt by Eric Daniels was short.

Bishop Gorman's secondary did a good job covering. Quarterback Josh Rosen had time to pass but no one was open.

There's 3:28 left in the first quarter.


Bishop Gorman 7, St. John Bosco 0 (6:51 left in first quarter)

Sophomore quarterback Tate Martell, who picked up a scholarship offer this week from USC, led Bishop Gorman on a 71-yard scoring drive to start the game, scoring on a five-yard TD run.

Martell beat the Braves with his legs and arm. He completed a 13-yard fourth-down pass to keep the drive going. His ability to run and throw has caused trouble for teams all season.


UCLA Coach Jim Mora has made it to the St. John Bosco sideline to watch his future quarterback, Josh Rosen.

Also committed to the Bruins is tight end Alize Jones of Bishop Gorman.


The new start time for St. John Bosco-Bishop Gorman is 6:55 p.m. The rain has stopped, the clouds are leaving, but there's still lightning in the distance here in Las Vegas.

The teams have come back onto the field to stretch and prepare for a game matching No. 1 vs. No. 2. The students who stayed put during the downpour and wind storm are drying out and getting louder by the minute.


A storm cloud is passing over Bishop Gorman High and the start of the 6 p.m. game against St. John Bosco has been delayed for 20 minutes because of lightning.

The rain is coming down heavy, but Bishop Gorman students are staying put and chanting, "We're not leaving."

The teams have returned to their locker rooms, but Bishop Gorman and St. John Bosco students are having fun in the stands. The parents have umbrellas. The students are either taking their shirts off or standing with soaking wet shirts.


A week ago, one Bishop Gorman player was waving a sign that read, "We want Bosco." Well, unbeaten St. John Bosco, ranked No. 1 in the nation by USA Today, is in Las Vegas to take on No. 2 Bishop Gorman in a 6 p.m. national telecast before an expected sold-out stadium of some 5,000. ESPN has brought in two Musco lighting trucks to give it a Hollywood-like feel.

Bishop Gorman students, dressed in orange and waving a lot of signs (they want their ESPN moment), are ready to make lots of noise.

St. John Bosco players spent most of Friday in meetings, had a team mass and were going through final tests given by their position coaches.

UCLA-bound quarterback Josh Rosen of St. John Bosco got a feel for what's ahead when he stepped off the charter bus and his every step was followed by a camera crew into the locker room.

Bishop Gorman (5-0) has already beaten Southern California powers Servite, Corona Centennial and Santa Margarita. St. John Bosco is 3-0.

Get ready for lots of scoring, since both teams' offenses are hard to stop.


Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times

Anda sedang membaca artikel tentang

Bishop Gorman edges St. John Bosco, 34-31

Dengan url

Anda boleh menyebar luaskannya atau mengcopy paste-nya

Bishop Gorman edges St. John Bosco, 34-31

namun jangan lupa untuk meletakkan link

Bishop Gorman edges St. John Bosco, 34-31

sebagai sumbernya

0 komentar:

Posting Komentar Techie Blogger Techie Blogger