Tonight was a night where not much could’ve stopped the Bishop Gorman Gaels. Even when Cedar Hill came scot-free through the line of scrimmage, they couldn’t bring down the Bishop Gorman runners for a loss.
Fueled by a monster offensive line, and bolstered by the speed of Tate Martell and Biaggio Ali-Walsh, the Gaels were simply dominant in controlling the clock and running the football.
Not even the monster hits laid down on multiple members of the Bishop Gorman offense could slow the Gael’s attack.
At the beginning of the game, the Longhorn defense held in the red zone. By the end of the second quarter, they began to crumble under the sheer weight of a prep school offense engineered to defeat a slender, speedy defense like theirs.
Quarterback Avery Davis was a little off as well. The Notre Dame commit started out strong, throwing a touchdown after a Bishop Gorman muffed punt, but threw an interception late in the second quarter that led to the Gaels taking a double digit lead. Davis began to get it going after that, leading the Longhorns on a long drive late in the second that culminated in a no-call.
The second half held more of the same for the Longhorns. A deep pass to Charleston Rambo right out of the gate was immediately followed by three consecutive losses of yardage. A valiant stand only led to a struggling offense getting the ball again.
Bishop Gorman pulled away late, but Cedar Hill never stopped fighting. They never gave in, never stopped clawing at everything around them, despite facing one of the most dominating High School Football performances we’ve seen in a long time.
Despite the loss, both teams have their whole seasons ahead of them.
Cedar Hill will return to the gridiron to face Mansfield, and Bishop Gorman will have a home game against Cocoa (FL) next week.
The team from Texas may have lost, but the entire state of Texas can hold its head high known that the Longhorns did what they could on a night where the Bishop Gorman Gaels were not going to be denied by anyone in the entire country.