Dallas Christian Holds Explosive Bishop Gorman Offense To 30 Percent Of Normal Output In Convincing Win
MESQUITE -- Tyler Bishop Gorman had an axe to grind with Dallas Christian ahead of Friday's pivotal TAPPS Division II, District II showdown.
The Crusaders will have to keep on grinding. They turned in their worst offensive performance of the season in poor weather conditions and fell, 35-6.
Dallas Chrisitian's win gave it outright control of the district -- which is also shared by local teams Bullard Brook Hill, Tyler Grace Community and Tyler All Saints. Bishop Gorman (7-1, 4-1) fell into a tie with Grace for second place.
The Crusaders, who lost to Dallas Christian in last year's TAPPS Division II state semifinals, gave up 21 points before getting on the board late in the second quarter.
Michael Goodwin threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Martin Guzman to kill hopes of a shutout, but the team missed its point after attempt.
Dallas Christian (7-1, 5-0) added two more touchdowns in the second half.
Bishop Gorman's offense had averaged 555 yards per game through its first seven contests. Dallas Christian held it to 164 total yards with the aid of three fumble recoveries.
Athlete Jacob Yarbrough played a hand in Dallas Christian's first four scores. Quarterback Garrett Cody found him for an 86-yard touchdown in the first quarter and then, in the second quarter, Yarborugh threw a 12-yard strike to Justin Addy and returned a punt 47 yards for the 21-0 lead.
Yarbrough and Cody reconnected in the third quarter. Running back Reggie Peck iced the game with a 6-yard score in the final period.
Dallas Christian will visit All Saints this week and then closes its regular season with Carrollton Prince of Peace. It will be heavily favored in both games.
Bishop Gorman needs Dallas Christian to lose both of its remaining games to claim first place in District II.
The Crusaders host Frisco Legacy Christian Academy this week and then could have the opportunity to break any tie scenarios against Grace in both teams' district finales.