Gorman pays back Bergen Catholic, now gets No. 1 Booker T

Originally posted by Mitch Stephens at MaxPreps.com

Randall Cunningham Jr. completes last minute pass to top junior tight end Alize Jones for the winning score.

It was a long way to travel to gain a little redemption, but the Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.) High School football team will tell you the 2,500-mile trip was well worth it.

Besides, the school's contract required them to travel.

The Gaels (4-1) got two touchdown passes from Randall Cunnigham Jr. to tight end Alize Jones, the second with 31 seconds left in the fourth quarter to post a tough 20-17 victory over host Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) on Saturday afternoon.

Bergen Catholic (1-2) defeated Gorman 42-35 in Las Vegas last season.

The second touchdown completed a 73-yard drive keyed by a horse collar penalty, a third-down completion by Cunningham and a 25-yard run by the son of the former NFL great by the same name.

The game-winner was a fade rout near the back of the end zone.

"Last time, we felt like we let one get away," Sanchez told NorthJersey.com. "It was nice to get this one."

Said Bergen coach Nunzio Campanile: "We had chances today, we gave them away. Now we have to come back and get a ‘W.' "

Mike Aniello gave Bergen a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a 2-yard pass from Colin McGovern. Jones tied it up at 7 with a 13-yard TD catch from Cunningham.

After a Travis Feather field goal gave Bergen a 10-7 lead, Kenyan Coker's 1-yard run gave Gorman a 13-10 lead in the third quarter. Corey Russo put Bergen back on top early in the fourth quarter on a 7-yard run, before Cunningham's heroics.

After a tough opening-night loss to the nation's No. 18 team Mountain Pointe 28-21, Gorman came back with three tough wins over Southern California school's before Saturday's victory.

Now the Gaels get the No. 1 team in the land, Booker T. Washington (Miami, Fla.) at home Oct. 4.