Corner Canyon Beaten by Las Vegas Bishop Gorman Power Plant

The score of the box

Corner Canyon has been the measuring stick for Utah high school football’s elite year after year, but the Chargers found explosive competition on another level Friday night in Las Vegas.

The perennial juggernaut Bishop Gorman, a team filled with future Division I collegiate players, stormed an outmatched Corner Canyon team, 42-7.

Bishop Gorman quarterback Micah Alejado rushed past the Gaels after an opening Corner Canyon punt, galloping for an 8-yard keeper to open the scoring 7-0 with 9:06 to do in the first quarter.

Alejado clipped Corner Canyon after another short offensive possession from the Chargers to set up running back DeVon Rice – who stabbed through the middle of the defense for 19 yards for the 14-0 advantage with 3:49 in the first.

After both offenses bogged down to open the second quarter, Alejado marched the Gaels down the field again before hitting Elija Lofton with a 27-yard touchdown strike to increase Bishop Gorman’s lead to 21-0 .

Just a minute later, Elijah Palmer snatched an angled ball from Corner Canyon for a pick six, reversing the course the full length of the pitch laterally to roll into the end zone and push the Gaels lead to 28-0 with 1:55 to go. until halftime.

Corner Canyon’s deadly combination of quarterback Isaac Wilson and favorite target Tate Kjar was covered and rushed on almost every pass after the Chargers offense racked up six touchdowns in the team’s season opener against Herriman.

The Chargers didn’t cross the 50-yard line until late in the second quarter, but eventually found a spark thanks to two costly penalties from Bishop Gorman and a big gain from an inside screen for the Chargers’ first trip to the red zone.

Wilson found Kjar’s reliable hands on a short drive, and Kjar stretched the ball across the goal line for a 2-yard throw to make it 28-7 with 31 seconds left until halftime.

Alejado returned to work opening the second half, gobbling up chunks of yardage until he found Quincy Davis separating two Corner Canyon defenders in the middle of the paying dirt for a 12-yard throw and a lead. from 35-7.

Bishop Gorman capitalized on another Wilson interception on the first down of the following series with a diving pick before Alejado ended a four-touchdown night with a long bomb to Dylan Herman 6:30 a.m. remaining in the third quarter .

Herman beat man coverage and was wide open for the 43-yard draw after false play action to cap the Gaels’ goal night, 42-7.

Corner Canyon’s last scoring chance in the game came again through a combination of hard runs and short passing, but a fourth lift from a pressured Wilson came empty to force a turnover on the downs.

The Chargers return to Utah next week to face Bingham on the road.

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