This time, there would be no comeback.
In an anticipated matchup Saturday night on the road against Bishop Gorman-Las Vegas, De La Salle scored first but trailed by twotouchdowns at halftime and 17 in the third quarter on its way to a 34-7 loss against an opponent that won the past three mythical national championships.
Two weeks ago, De La Salle erased a 17-point deficit in the second half at home to beat St. John’s-Washington D.C. 35-31.
Saturday, Gorman did not wobble once it claimed the lead, bouncing back mightily after losses to Mater Dei-Santa Ana and Central-Miami the past two weeks. .
Erich Storti’s 3-yard run gave De La Salle a short-lived 7-0 lead in the first quarter.
Micah Bowens’ 44-yard fumble return evened the score 7-7 and another De La Salle fumble — this one near midfield — set up a 50-yard touchdown pass from Dorian Thompson-Robinson to Jalen Nailor.
Gorman (2-2) added another touchdown before halftime and a field goal in the third quarter to put De La Salle (3-1) in a hole from which it could not recover.
De La Salle hopes it did not lose more than a game. USC commit Tuli Letuligasenoa was gingerly helped off the field early in the fourth quarter with an apparent leg issue.
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