San Juan Capistrano (Calif.) JSerra Catholic three-star offensive tackle and USC signee Mason Murphy highlights from his game against St. John Bosco. Big No. 77 mostly played offensive tackle but he also got a couple of reps at deï¿½
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Sports Illustrated contributing photographers, Kohjiro Kinno and John W. McDonough, photograph the clash between the SoCal powerhouses - St. John Bosco vs. Mater Dei.
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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.
Morrissette on football: Final thoughts on Mater Dei-St. John Bosco and the Southern Section’s spring 2021 season
The CIF Southern Section spring football season came to a close last weekend, culminating in Mater Dei’s 34-17 win over St. John Bosco, which moved the Monarchs to No. 1 in our statewide California football rankings. Here are my thoughts on that game as well as a host of other...
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Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei took down Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco 34-17 over the weekend and we take a look at some of the standout performers for the Monarchs. There were close to 60 legitimate college prospects on the field Saturday night including a handful of freshmen who are already flashing big time potential.
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California high school football: Freshman quarterback Elijah Brown leads Mater Dei past St. John Bosco
Mater Dei (Santa Ana) had to wait 504 days to gain a measure of revenge against its arch rival St. John Bosco (Bellflower) on Saturday night. It took a freshman quarterback in Elijah Brown, not even enrolled at the school the last time the teams met, to lead the way in a resounding 34-17 season-ending victory at Santa Ana Stadium.
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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.
All eyes, computer screens, binoculars, smart phones and TV cameras will be focused on Santa Ana Stadium at 7 p.m. Saturday when Mater Dei (Santa Ana) and St. John Bosco (Bellflower) tangle to unofficially decide which is the best team not only in Southern California, but also the state and perhaps even the nation.
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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. CalHiSports.com 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.
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).
California Top 25 high school football scores: No. 1 Mater Dei and No. 2 St. John Bosco both win big
The top-rated team in California had no problem against No. 14 Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita) as No. 1 Mater Dei (Santa Ana) improved to 4-0 after beating the Eagles 49-13. The Monarchs jumped out to a 28-0 lead in the first quarter thanks to three touchdown passes from freshman quarterback Elijah Brown.
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SANTA ANA — Mater Dei High football coach Bruce Rollinson believed the Monarchs faced a potential “trap game” on Friday, April 9 if they looked past Santa Margarita and toward a showdown next week. Orange County’s top-ranked team didn’t fall for it. On the Monarchs’ Senior Night, freshman quarterback Elijah...
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.
How SBLive’s Top 25 California high school football teams fared: No. 1 St. John Bosco holds off No. 4 Servite (statewide scores)
Here’s a look at how SBLive’s Top 25 California high school football teams fared in games played March 25-27. 1. St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) (3-0) 2. Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) (2-0) Week 3 result: Beat Orange Lutheran 49-7 3. De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) (2-0) Week 3 result:...
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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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.
In the latest episode of the SBLive California Podcast, reporters Connor Morrissette, Bodie DeSilva and Lance Smith discuss what they learned in week two of the Southern California high school football season and offer their thoughts on what to expect in week three. The top storylines this week include what...
Southern California high school football fans get their second top-five matchup of the season on Friday when No. 1 St. John Bosco hosts No. 3 Servite. Here are SBLive’s Top 25 Southern Section high school football rankings for the week of March 22. The rankings were compiled by SBLive California reporter Connor Morrissette.