Dramatically beat Bishop Gorman at Martell Day football rally – Orange County Register
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Senior Andre Medina kicked a 25-yard field goal with about three-and-a-half minutes left in the fourth quarter in a high school soccer showdown in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Friday, sending Mattel Day past host Bishop Gorman to 24-2. Went down at 21.
The contest highlighted the skills of quarterback Elijah Brown and the young defense of Monarch.
Brown, a junior, threw three touchdowns to rally the Monarchs (2-0) and rank second nationally in MaxPreps.
Bishop Gorman (1-1) was ranked sixth nationally in MaxPreps, leading 14-7 at halftime and leading 21-14 going into the fourth quarter.
Having improved to 19-0 as a starter, Brown threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to sophomore Marcus Harris and made a diving catch on the third and 21 to tie the score at 21-21 with 10:39 remaining. . Fourth term.
Brown also connected with wide receivers Marcus Brown and Jordan Onobue for a touchdown.
Sophomore outside linebacker Nasir Wyatt helped lead the Monarch defense with three sacks.
Martel Day scored back-to-back tackles on Bishop Gorman’s final drive to help seal the win.
Safety Christian Peter scored a crucial sack in the Monarchs’ 34th to 3rd and 12th with less than a minute left to push Gales back near midfield. Bishop Gorman turned the ball down after a failed hook-and-lateral play.
The Monarch defense was also forced to come up from the 14-yard line with seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter to miss a 36-yard field goal.
Mattel Day then drove in for a go-ahead field goal by a long run from Medina behind Brown and Nathaniel Frazier.
The match was in contrast to the 2018 win against Gales, which Monarch won 42-0.
Next week, Mater Dei will play at the Centennial of Corona (2-0), beating San Diego Cathedral Catholic 42-7 on Friday. The Huskies are ranked 9th nationally by MaxPreps.
Martell Day won the section and provincial titles last season by beating Centennial 21-16 in the CIF-SS Division 1 semi-finals.