RECAP: St. John Bosco 52, Mililani 14
by Ethan Piechota
The St. John Bosco Braves dominated their opposition for the third straight week, defeating Mililani High School from Hawaii 52-14 and showing why they are the clear number one team in America.
The number one ranked quarterback in high school football goes to St. John Bosco High School. Braves junior standout DJ Uiagalelei was unstoppable last night, completing 26-32 passes for 373 yards and SIX touchdowns. Uiagalelei threw as many incompletions as he did touchdowns, which is just absurd to think about.
Stanford-bound senior wide receiver Colby Bowman finally had the breakout game he needed to get his season going, catching seven passes for 130 yards and three of Uiagalelei’s six touchdowns. Bowman, a recent Brave of the Issue on our site, put on a memorable display last night for all Braves fans to see.
Senior slot receiver Jake Bailey had another productive game, catching seven passes for 78 yards and a touchdown. Bailey and Uiagalelei have really appeared to be on the same page in the passing game so far this season, which is a great sign for the Braves the rest of the way through.
Senior running back George Holani ripped off an electric 80-yard touchdown run for Bosco’s offense to begin the game, and the Braves didn’t look back from there in rout to scoring 52 points and running and passing all over Mililani’s defense.
Defensively, Bosco’s top-ranked and highly powered unit got off to a shaky start, allowing Mililani to move the ball and find the end zone on their first drive of the game. However, the unit cleaned up their act and sacked Mililani quarterback Dillon Gabriel seven times, four coming from defensive end Cole Aubrey and two from linebacker Spencer Lytle.
Just about the only downside to the Braves huge victory was the amount of penalties they were called for, 21 to be exact. That is too much for such a well-coached and disciplined team and the Braves will look to clean that up as the season progresses.
Bosco’s national championship run is in full swing, and the Braves will look to move to 4-0 on the season next week against Paramount High School at Panish Family Stadium.