by Michael Barba
After an unmerciful 65-0 win against the Central Catholic Raiders, the Braves head into Trinity League play undefeated against their long time rivals, Servite High School Friars.
The Braves have yet to disappoint with an impressive 5-0 win streak against some of the fiercest competition in the country. The title of the number one high school football team in the nation currently is awarded to the Braves, but the 33rd ranked high school football team of Southern California, the Friars, looks to knock them from that mantle.
The Friars were the last football team to beat the Braves, ending their run for CIF gold last season. Due to this, Bosco Football looks to be stronger than ever by the time they step onto the field to seek revenge.
“What we have been doing over the past five weeks is to prepare for the entire Trinity League, not just Servite. We’re trying to get better as a football team and improve on some of the areas from week-to-week that we feel we’ve been deficient in,” Head Coach Jason Negro said. “Servite is a talented team. They ended our season last year, so we are motivated.”
The game will be located in Cerritos College’s Falcon Stadium, so the Braves are going to be playing in a familiar environment, as the stadium served as the Braves temporary home prior to the opening of Panish Family Stadium.
“We’re going to worry about ourselves, not the opponent. We are going to make sure that we get the job done,” said junior defensive back Peyton Woodyard.
Bosco Football has been unstoppable lately, especially in their 65-0 blowout of the Central Catholic Raiders. This was Bosco’s highest scoring game this season, with a total of nine touchdowns. Not only was the Braves offense on fire, but defense made a total of 103 tackles and one interception.
Against the Central Catholic Raiders, senior quarterback Pierce Clarkson completed a 54-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver DeAndre Moore and a 60-yard touchdown pass to junior running back Khalil Warren. Junior running back Cameron Jones made a 65-yard yard rushing touchdown just three minutes later, and junior running back Chauncey Sylvester received a 16-yard touchdown shortly thereafter. The defense also got in the the scoring action with senior defensive back Aaron Williams securing a “pick 6” with a 34-yard return.
And that was only in the first quarter, as the Braves jumped out to a commanding 34-0 lead in the blink of an eye.
Bosco Football has been able to achieve mind blowing stats within their first five weeks. The Brave’s offense have racked up a total of 243 points, 35 touchdowns, 1082 rushing yards and 69 passes completed. The Brave’s defense has been dominant as well with 4 interceptions, 13 sacks and 385 tackles, while holding opponents to an average of less than six points per game.
Kick off tonight at Cerritos College against the Friars is at 7:00 pm.