The Trinity League: The Toughest High School Football League in America
by Caleb Wiley
Number one ranked St. John Bosco came into their season with national championship expectations, and have so far been undefeated heading into their toughest stretch of the year in the Trinity League.
Coming in with high hopes for a national championship run this year, the Braves did not take long to get things rolling. In their home opener and first game played in their new stadium, the Braves routed Timpview High School from Utah 49-0.
“It went great, the guys were super excited to open the new stadium up and we had a lot of energy. It definitely showed out there,” said Offensive Coordinator Steven Lo.
Not only did the Braves showcase their explosive offense in the opener, but the defense had an incredible outing as well, shutting out Timpview. Being the fifth ranked team in the state of Utah, Timpview is no joke either. Bosco came out and put on a display of complete dominance.
The very next game, the Bosco football team did more of the same as they beat Garces Memorial 56-0. This game was truly another exhibition of how much of a complete team they are on both sides of the ball. The offense and defense were near perfect once again, scoring points rapidly while shutting down the opponent defensively.
Bosco made it clear why they were highly anticipated to be a top team in the nation at the beginning of the year. The scoring differential through their first two games was 105-0, in favor of the Braves. The team has really come together and become a family, trusting each other on and off the field.
The next few games haven’t been much different, as Bosco outscored their opponents 164-46 following this.
“I give most credit to both the offensive and defensive line. The reason why there are shutouts and not a lot of offensive output from the other team is because of our D-line. On the other hand, DJ [Uiagalelei] has only been sacked 2 times and our RB’s have huge holes to run through,” said Coach Lo.
Bosco finally headed into league play with an undefeated record of 5-0. However, the team plays in the Trinity League, highly regarded as the best league for high school football in the nation.
“It’s the toughest league in America, hands down,” said Coach Lo.
There is not going to be any given wins in this league, with no one ranking below number 35 in California. Top to bottom, no team can be taken lightly. St. John Bosco and Mater Dei are literally the top two teams in all of high school football.
“I’m feeling good about the team, I mean we should win league with no problem, not even Mater Dei,” said linebacker Spencer Lytle.
The Braves have already defeated JSerra in their first league game, by a final score of 35-28 last Friday. It was a tough test from JSerra that the Braves had to weather, and they ultimately got the job done.
Bosco now heads into its toughest stretch of the season, taking on Orange Lutheran this Friday at Panish Family Stadium. They follow this game up with the game of the season against Mater Dei in Santa Ana on October 12th. These two games will most likely determine the outcome of the Braves season and if a national championship is still in the realm.