In a game few could have expected Santa Margarita Catholic to win, the Eagles very nearly upset one of the perennial national powers, the Las Vegas all-start team, Bishop Gorman. The Eagles fell to 0-2 on the season after falling in double overtime.
Score: Las Vegas Bishop Gorman 34, Santa Margarita 31
Key Stats: K.J. Costello passed for 449 yards, including 300 to Kyle Sweet.
Pivotal Moment: In the first overtime, Costello’s 24-yard pass to Grant Clancy was signaled a touchdown by one official, ruled incomplete by another. Clancy hauled in the pass but lost control of it as he crossed the goal line. The Eagles missed a field goal, and Bishop Gorman won the second overtime on Ahmed Ramiz's 28-yard field goal.
Records: Bishop Gorman (2-1), Santa Margarita (0-2)
Notes: Only a sophomore, Costello had one of the greatest nights in Santa Margarita history with is passing performance, which included scoring passes of 95, 38 and 21 yards. … His 95-yard TD pass to Sweet set a school record and gave the Eagles a 7-0 lead. ... Costello had two passes intercepted, one returned for a touchdown. ... What a tough night for Alex Ury. The normally reliable kicker missed two field goals in overtime, of 42 and 38 yards. ... Still, Ury connected on a 32-yard field goal with five seconds remaining to force overtime. ... Bishop Gorman is ranked No. 1 in Nevada, and was coming off a 41-7 victory over Servite. The Gaels had been in the national preseason top 25 before a 28-21 loss to Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe in the opener. ... Santa Margarita came into the game ranked No. 4 in Orange County. No telling if this will drop the Eagles or solidify their ranking.