One Year Ago: Score Four for Moore

Damien Moore scored four touchdowns in Bishop Amat’s big win over Cathedral.

Here’s another one from Week 4 last year in our “One Year Ago” series. Alex “Gonzo” Gonzalez was there to see Damien Moore and Bishop Amat run over Cathedral on Friday night September 20, 2019.

By Alex Gonzalez

(Los Angeles) — Bishop Amat running back Damien Moore rushed for 231 yards and scored four touchdowns in the Lancers 45-20 win over Cathedral Friday night at Balzano Family Field. 

“Honestly, it was my linemen. They came out and did what they had to do,” Moore said. “They contribute to my success.” 

To open the game, it looked like the Phantoms were motivated to host the Lancers and avenge their 42-21 loss from a season ago. And it looked like that on their first possession when Camarion Thorton caught Lucas Lenhoff’s pass and took it the distance for the first score. 

The lead didn’t last forever because Moore and Co. bullied their way down the field and scored less than two minutes later. 

It wasn’t until the beginning of the second quarter when Bishop took control of the game and never looked back. The Moore led offense added his second rushing score of the night, and just before the half, Adrian Ochoa booted a 41-yard field goal, putting his team up 17-7 before the break. 

After intermission, the Lancers ground game continued to punish their way to the end zone. Moore scored his third and fourth rushing touchdowns on back-to-back drives, extending the lead to 31-7. Then Tobin O’ dell got his only touchdown pass when he found Elijah Cofer who was diving to secure the pass for the score. 

Cathedral finally answered back with 3:34 in the fourth when Cameron Thorton bulldozed his was for the score. The Lancers wasted no time to respond when Dyson McCutcheon returned the ensuing kickoff. 

The Phantoms were able to add one last touchdown before the final buzzer when Thorton was on the receiving end of Lenhoff’s pass pushing the final score 45-20. 

With the win, Bishop Amat will look to extend win streak to three games when they travel to Alemany on October 4th while Cathedral will host Serra next Friday night. 

4 Comments to "One Year Ago: Score Four for Moore"

  1. Cif's Gravatar Cif
    September 20, 2020 - 9:49 pm | Permalink

    It’s kind of funny right now. Cathedral has more Kids playing D1 Football than Amat. The Phantoms have 3 players in The NFL playing now. I don’t think Amat has anyone playing in the NFL.

  2. Agreed's Gravatar Agreed
    September 18, 2020 - 11:15 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely, just wondering, a “big win” for Amat would be knocking-off somebody like Servite, not giving Cathedral its yearly spanking.

  3. Just Wondering's Gravatar Just Wondering
    September 21, 2019 - 6:38 pm | Permalink

    Why is this considered a “big win” for Amat, when they always win this game? Isn’t the hype associated with this meeting the result of Cathedral’s undying hopefulness, rather than any real chance of beating the Lancers?

  4. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 21, 2019 - 3:14 pm | Permalink

    Amazing game last night. Congrats Mr Moore!!! Keep pushing young man, even though most fans in the SGV hate on Amat you boys fight a great fight.

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