Quarterback Treon Harris passed for three touchdowns and ran for another to lead No. 1 ranked Miami Washington to a 28-12 victory over No. 25 Bishop Gorman on Friday night at Fertitta Field.
Harris, who has verbally committed to Florida State, passed for 177 yards and also rushed for over 125 yards, repeatedly keeping Gorman’s defense off-balanced with his dazzling scrambles.
Miami Washington (6-0) took an early 14-0 lead on a pair of touchdown passes by Harris who first hit West Virginia-bound Lamar Parker with a 6-yarder on a perfectly thrown fade and followed it up with a 35-yarder to Deltron Hopkins, who slipped behind two Gorman defenders in the end zone.
But Bishop Gorman (4-2), which came into the game averaging 236 yards per game rushing, got its running game going after that. The Gaels cut the deficit to 14-6 on a 18-yard run off left tackle by junior Russell Booze. However, the snap on the ensuing PAT was mishandled.
The Gaels blew another golden opportunity a few minutes later when junior safety Nicco Fertitta dropped a Harris pass in the flat at the Washington 40 with looked like a probable pick-six.
Gorman, taking advantage of a 12-yard punt by Washington punter Jose Borregales, closed to within 14-12 midway through the third quarter on a 6-yard touchdown pass from Randall Cunningham II to tight end Alize Jones on 3rd-and-goal. The Gaels tried a fake on the PAT but couldn’t get a pass off.
But Washington put the game away midway in the fourth quarter on a 11-yard run by Harris. The score came five plays after linebacker Terry Jefferson recovered a fumble by Cunningham, one of four turnovers for the Gorman quarterback who was also intercepted three times.
Harris connected with Parker for a 40-yard touchdown with 1:43 to complete the scoring.