Sports: Bosco Football Looks to Rebound After Adversity in Trinity League Opener
by Hunter Richardson, Assistant Sports Editor
The Braves, coming off a tough win against Servite, head down to highly ranked JSerra tonight in one game that could turn into another classic Trinity League battle.
The Braves survived a tight 27-26 victory against Servite in the opening game of league play. Coach Jason Negro’s team battled through tough officiating and a hostile opposing crowd to come out on top and maintain a perfect 6-0 record.
Quarterback D.J Uiagalelei had arguably his toughest outing of the season with only a 53% completion percentage in the game, while still throwing three touchdowns and preserving his zero interception statline on the season. Running back Nathaniel Jones had his breakout game of the season so far running for 82 yards on 12 carries. Defensive tackle Kobe Pepe once again led the team in tackles with eight and defensive back Jake Newman had the only interception of the game.
Week two of Trinity League play for the Braves will take place in San Juan Capistrano tonight against a tough JSerra Lions team. The Lions come into this game boasting a 5-1 record and plenty of confidence coming off a 35-3 thrashing of Santa Margarita last week in their league opener.
JSerra gave the Braves their biggest scare during the regular season last year, only losing by a score of 35-28 in a classic Trinity League game. Lions head coach Pat Harlow will be expected his team ready and confident on their home turf tonight, so the Braves are gonna have to be ready for an all out war. Prepare for another Trinity League classic between these two top teams.
The Lions pose a difficult challenge for the Braves with their physical and stout defensive line and high caliber athletes on both sides of the ball. University of California-Berkeley commit, running back Chris Street, for the Lions is one of the best players at his position in the country and plans to have a repeat performance of last year where he ran for nearly 100 yards and added on a touchdown.
The Lions run a two running back system with another stud back, Sammy Green, who has five rushing touchdowns to his name on the season. The Braves front 7 is gonna have to dominate at the line tonight and make JSerra quarterback General Booty make plays with his arm.
Coach Negro’s squad will have to be ready from the kickoff tonight in front of a hostile Lions crowd. On the field leadership from Seniors D.J. Uiagalelei and Kobe Pepe will be crucial in guiding the Braves to victory tonight in this can’t miss Trinity League matchup.
The Braves play at JSerra in San Juan Capistrano tonight at 7 PM.
Final Score Prediction- Braves 38- JSerra 28