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Press-Telegram boys Athlete of the Week: Jeremiah Nyarko, St. John Bosco

Noteworthy: The 6-foot-9 forward scored 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to help the Braves hand rival Mater Dei its first loss of the season, 69-56. Mater Dei was short-handed, but had its best player in 6-foot-10 Harrison Hornery, who had 11 rebounds. Two days earlier, Nyarko scored 15 points in a 69-67 victory at Orange Lutheran.
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Fryer: Big guys on Mater Dei’s offensive line had large impact on victory over St. John Bosco

SANTA ANA — “Games are won in the trenches” is a cliché. Phrases become clichés when they are oft repeated. The phrases are oft repeated because they are true. Mater Dei coach Bruce Rollinson said about an hour before the St. John Bosco-Mater Dei game Saturday night at Santa Ana Stadium that the team that won the battle of the big men along the offensive and defensive lines would prevail in the contest.
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Fryer on Football: Preview and prediction for Mater Dei-St. John Bosco, plus other top games

ST. JOHN BOSCO (5-0) VS. NO. 1 MATER DEI (4-0) Where, when: Santa Ana Stadium, Saturday, 7 p.m. Analysis: It’s obvious these are the two best teams in the CIF Southern Section. has St. John Bosco at No. 1 and Mater Dei at No. 2 in its state rankings. St. John Bosco (4-0 in the Trinity League) last week trounced Orange Lutheran 55-0. The Braves rushed for 237 yards, led by junior Rayshon Luke’s 65 on only three carries, and passed for 290 yards with sophomore Pierce Clarkson and junior Katin Houser again rotating at quarterback. That Bosco offense operates behind a mammoth offensive line that includes junior guard Earnest Greene (6-5, 330). Mater Dei (4-0 in league) last week cruised to a 49-13 win over Santa Margarita. The Monarchs had a 28-0 lead in the first quarter. Junior running back Raleek Brown rushed for 95 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries. Freshman quarterback Elijah Brown continued his steady play, completing 20 of 25 passes for 291 yards and four touchdowns. Josiah Zamora had six receptions for 60 yards and touchdown. All sports competition comes down to matchups. The matchup that could decide this game: St. John Bosco’s defensive backfield vs. Mater Dei’s receivers. The Braves’ defensive secondary that includes standout junior cornerback Tayvion Beasley might keep Mater Dei’s talented group of pass catchers covered long enough for their defensive front to get after the Monarchs’ freshman quarterback, limit his time to find receivers and disrupt the Mater Dei offensive game plan. It could be that small edge that makes a difference in what looks like an evenly-matched game featuring two great teams.

Video: Mater Dei vs. St. John Bosco preview | Plus Championship Week’s other top games

OCVarsity’s Steve Fryer and Dan Albano are joined by Jonathan Khamis of Camp Chronicles to preview what they’re calling Championship Week — several league titles are on the line — plus the biggest game of the year — Mater Dei vs. St. John Bosco on Saturday night. The Gridiron Guys also preview Mission Viejo vs. San Clemente (South Coast League championship game) and La Habra vs. Sunny Hills (Freeway League title game).

Jabari Bates, Matayo Uiagalelei lead No. 1 St. John Bosco to win over No. 4 Servite: 3 takeaways

BELLFLOWER — It’s the Trinity League’s worst nightmare: another Uiagalelei. After older brother DJ led St. John Bosco to a Trinity League title in 2018 and state championship in 2019 at quarterback, California’s top high school football league is being introduced to younger brother Matayo this spring. And so far it’s been the same story for the Braves: they keep winning.

Top 10 Southern California high school football games to watch: Servite at St. John Bosco showdown set for Friday night

— TOP 10 SOCAL FOOTBALL GAMES TO WATCH IN WEEK 3. (All games are Friday at 7 p.m. unless noted otherwise.) So far, so good for SJH’s move to the tough-as-nails South Coast League. QB Hudson Jones and the Mustangs made quick work of El Toro in their league debut last week, but things are only going to get harder from here out, with a test coming on Friday at Capistrano Valley – the team they switched leagues with. Capo, led by QB Dartanyon Moussiaux, lost a well-fought 36-24 match against San Clemente last week, and is still a South Coast League-caliber team even though they entered the Sea View League. San Juan Hills can’t afford to lose moment heading into the league gauntlet of San Clemente, Mission Viejo, and Tesoro, in that order.
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Press-Telegram boys Athlete of the Week: Jode McDuffie, St. John Bosco

Noteworthy: The Sacramento State commit caught eight passes for 172 yards and three touchdowns in the Braves’ 65-28 league-opening victory over Santa Margarita this past Saturday. McDuffie in two games has nine receptions for 183 yards and is averaging 20.3 yards per catch.