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Gorman sophomore shows flashes of potential, helps Gaels beat Long Beach Poly

Ali-Walsh rushes for more than 200 yards and three touchdowns; Gorman improves to 4-0

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Brevin Jordan could be the next great tight end produced by the Bishop Gorman High football program.

Jordan, just a sophomore, flashed some of his potential Friday in Gorman’s 52-13 win against visiting Long Beach Poly, catching an 11-yard touchdown to give the Gaels an early lead.

After not logging a reception in Gorman’s initial three games, Jordan finished with two catches for 50 yards. On a 39-yard catch-and-run in the first half, he made multiple defenders miss and used his speed to take the ball downfield for a significant gain.

In that one play, it was obvious: The 6-foot-1, 208-pound Jordan, who 24/7 Sports ranks as the nation’s No. 3 tight end for the 2018 graduating class, could be the next Grimble or Jones.

Xavier Grimble is with the Pittsburgh Steelers after playing at USC. He was followed at Gorman by Alize Jones, who was a high school All-American in 2014 and plays at Notre Dame.

“I had to stay humble, wait for my time and be patient,” Jordan said. “It’s amazing. There is no better feeling than being part of Bishop Gorman and this offense.”

Gorman received the ball first and needed just seven plays to take the lead for good on a Tate Martell touchdown pass to Jordan. While Martell completed just 10 of 23 passes, he and running back Biaggio Ali-Walsh were able to take over by running the ball.

Ali-Walsh had more than 200 rushing yards and three touchdowns, including a 40-yard touchdown run on the first play of the fourth quarter to put Gorman ahead 38-13. Martell had two touchdown runs and more than 100 rushing yards.

Gorman’s final touchdown came with 1:50 remaining when backup quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson connected with Brendan Radley-Hiles on a 43-yard touchdown. Like Jordan, both Thompson-Robinson and Radley-Hiles are sophomores, proving Gorman’s dynasty won’t end anytime soon.

“My 2018 class we are all brothers. We push each other every day,” Jordan said.

Defending mythical national champion Gorman improves to 4-0 on the season. The Gaels, who are ranked No. 1 by USA Today, host Servite of California next week and Don Bosco of New Jersey on Oct. 23.

If Gorman wins both games, and is undefeated for the seventh straight season against Nevada competition, it would likely be voted again as national champions.

But coach Kenny Sanchez isn’t looking that far ahead. He’s only worried about next week and a date with Servite.

“We are going to go back and do what we do,” Sanchez said. “It’s a process, right? No matter when you win or when you lose, or how difficult the game was, go back to the process, go back to work. Correct the things you did wrong and get ready for Servite.”

Ray Brewer can be reached at 702-990-2662 or [email protected]. Follow Ray on Twitter at twitter.com/raybrewer21

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