Bosco fourth quarter rally falls short

LAS VEGAS – Last Friday the Bosco Braves football team took their winning streak into Las Vegas to do battle against the highly-touted Bishop Gorman Gaels. The nationally televised game viewed on ESPN was initially delayed by a threat of lightening in the area. Unfortunately for Bosco, once the game did begin the lightening strikes came in the form of big and quick scoring plays by the Gorman offense.

The Gaels once lead 34-10 before holding off a furious Bosco fourth quarter rally for the 34–31 victory.

Once again the Bosco offense started the game slowly, but this time the defense wasn’t able to keep the opposing team out of the end zone.

Bishop Gorman took the opening kickoff and methodically drove down the field 71-yards in 11 plays and scored on quarterback Tate Martell’s 7-yard TD run.

It was one step forward and two steps back for the Braves throughout the first half. Be it a tipped Josh Rosen pass that turned into an interception or a roughing the kicker penalty that lead to a Gael’s score. It seemed Bosco couldn’t get out of their own way and were down  20 – 3 at halftime.

The Braves received the third quarter kickoff hoping to turn the page from the first half, but Gorman forced Bosco to punt and the Gael’s offense took over from there.

Gorman’s Martell hit wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey on a short hitch pass and Lindsey turned it into a 67-yard touchdown to put the Gaels up 27-3.

Bosco was finally able to get some momentum going on offense and scored 28 second half points and the defense held Gorman scoreless in the fourth quarter. However, the magical comeback fell short when Gorman’s Lindsey recovered Bosco’s onside kick attempt and ran out the 1:12 left on the clock for the 34 – 31 win.

The win improves Gorman to 6 – 0 on the season and gave the Braves their first lost in nearly two years, dating back to a playoff loss to Long Beach Poly.  Bosco now 3 –1 will play Crenshaw High School tonight, Oct. 3, at 7 pm. Game will be played at Crenshaw High.



Published: Oct. 2, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 25