Sports: Bosco vs. The “Team in Red,” The Super Bowl of High School Football
by Hunter Richardson, Assistant Sports Editor
Tonight is number one versus number two: the game of the year in a rivalry that goes deeper than just the history of these two schools. This, even more than years past, is the true Super Bowl of High School Football.
The game everyone has been waiting for is finally upon us, as the Braves take on the number one ranked “team in red” in a game that has had Brave Nation buzzing ever since last year’s crushing defeat in the CIF-SS Championship game. Tonight’s game will be the largest crowd ever to attend a game at the new Panish Family Stadium, with it being the first time the “team in red” graces the field at the beautiful new stadium. This game is high school football at its finest with the top two teams in the country doing battle in the most high profile rivalry in California and the whole country.
This rivalry has produced some of the best games Southern California has witnessed, and this year’s game might well be between the best two teams that have ever faced each other in a high school football game. Tonight’s game will feature almost 50 players that have either Division 1 offers or have already committed, a showcase of the best talent the nation has to offer.
Among all the talent matchups that are taking place tonight, everybody’s eyes will be on the quarterback matchup between the two top-ranked quarterbacks in the country, the Braves D.J. Uiagalelei and the “team in red’s” Bryce Young. These quarterbacks are also committed to the two best college football programs in the country, with Uiagalelei committed to Clemson and Young committed to Alabama.
Rivalry is basically just a word used to describe a competitive history between two teams that dislike each other, but the rivalry between these teams is about much more than just pride. There is much more on the line tonight as a national championship is on the minds of both teams, and a win in this game puts you on top of the rest of the country heading into the playoffs.
For the players, they are seeking to prove a point individually, showcasing their talents on the biggest stage in high school football. These players are also going against some of their childhood teammates and those they have trained with, and coming out on top in this game means more to these players than anyone can fathom.
Tonight’s game has some of the most high profile matchups of highly touted college recruits. The talent that will be displayed on the field will be a special sight to see, as spectators are pretty much getting a glimpse at players that will be playing for the best college programs in the country for the next few years. This game is a can’t miss, and for those people who are there tonight, cheer on your Braves and be prepared for an absolutely incredible atmosphere for one of the best high school football games ever played.
Tonight the Braves take on the “Team in Red” at 7:30 at Panish Family Stadium. The game can be watched on Fox Sports West. If you can’t make it to the game, then the smartest thing to do will be to tune in on FOX Sports West.
Score Prediction – Braves 35 – “Team in Red” 31