Sports: “Next Time, Just Watch,” Bosco Falls to the “Team in Red”
by Travien Sears, Assistant A+E Editor
The Super Bowl of High School Football ended in a 38-24 loss for the Bosco Braves. The “Team in Red” defeated the undefeated Bosco football team to move on to 9-0, 4-0 in the Trinity League, while putting the Braves at 8-1 on the season, 3-1 in the Trinity League, and Brave Nation in a minor depression right before the Homecoming week.
Despite leaving Panish Family Stadium with a loss, quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei throwing for two of the Bosco’s three touchdowns and passing 283 yards and rushing 39 yards.
Senior wide receiver Logan Loya received for 109 yards, with Junior Jode McDuffie not far behind him with 99 yards.
The game started off fairly slow for the Braves. Starting with the ball to open the game, the Braves punted after a three and out, as the “Team in Red” immediately came back with a touchdown. There was energy in the crowd, however, on the field, the Braves seemed a step off, a vibe that was seemingly present for the entirety of the first half.
However, the second half saw a different mindset for the Braves. They played more as a team and as a team that was ranked as No. 2 in the nation. The Braves had a few opportunities in the fourth quarter where they could’ve come back and tied the game to go into OT, but an interception late in the game iced the victory for the “Team in Red” in this year’s most anticipated high school game to date, that is until these two teams meet up again in the CIF-SS playoffs.
“Yeah we lost, but watch, we’re going to get them back next time, just watch,” junior offensive lineman Edward Riley said.
The Bosco Football team, despite an unfortunate loss, are looking forward to coming back during CIF to defeat the “Team in Red” in revenge for this heart-ripping loss to show the rest of the nation, as well as themselves, that they deserve the number one spot. Even though this was not Brave Nation’s desired result, they can still hold out hope for a National Championship if these two teams face off again and the Braves come out on top.
The Braves look to improve their record in next week’s game against Santa Margarita High School for their final game of the regular season and Trinity League play. It’s also our Homecoming game, so alumni come out and support your alma mater!
Braves 35, The “Team in Red” 31
Braves 24, The “Team in Red” 38