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Bishop Gorman stays perfect in rout of Bonanza

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Bishop Gorman’s homecoming game couldn’t have gone any better.

The Gaels (7-0) pounded the Bonanza Bengals (3-4) early and came away with a 72-0 victory. Both of Gorman’s star running backs, Shaquille Powell and Victor Belen, scored three touchdowns.

The defense suffocated the Bonanza offense, making it impossible for the Bengals to operate all night.

“The defensive front seven did a fantastic job,” Bishop Gorman coach Tony Sanchez said. “They were just great.”

And they did it all without standout Taylor Spencer, who was sidelined with an injury. Sanchez said he hoped Spencer would be ready to go for next week’s game against Western.

Gorman led 42-0 at halftime and subbed in its reserves for the second half. Even though the starters were out, the domination continued.

“The ball was just bouncing the wrong way for (Bonanza) tonight,” Sanchez said. “It was a tough night for them.”

Perhaps, part of the problem was five Bonanza players were suspended after engaging in a brawl in last week’s game against Western.

Sanchez said the homecoming atmosphere at Fertita Field amazed him.

“The crowd, the alumni, everyone was involved,” Sanchez said. “It’s a special school. We are really excited about being here.”

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