A year later the result was the same, but how Bishop Gorman got there was very, very different.
After Bingham came within a whisker of upsetting eventual national champion Gorman in 2014, the Miners couldn’t keep up with Gorman in Utah. The Gaels rushed out to a 17-0 lead at halftime, withstood a brief Bingham rally and then used a 72-yard touchdown run on the ground and an interception returned for a touchdown to take a 31-6 lead with fewer than two minutes remaining in the third quarter. Bingham added a touchdown of it’s own with 6:39 remaining in the game, but it was too little too late as Gorman held on for a major intrastate victory that is sure to solidify its position atop the Super 25 rankings.
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The game was delayed for an extended period in the fourth quarter when a Bingham return man broke his arm, forcing medical staff on to the field to help him off on a stretcher.
The teams traded touchdowns late, with Bingham eventually closing the gap to 38-20, but that would be as close as the Miners would come, with fewer than 30 seconds remaining by that point anyway.
The victory improves Gorman to 2-0, with a trip to another of the top teams on the West Coast to come; the Gaels will travel to Washington to take on perennial state power Bellevue on Friday, for a game to be televised on ESPN, just as the Gaels like it.