Sports: Bosco vs. Santa Margarita Homecoming Game Preview

by Hunter Richardson, Assistant Sports Editor

The Braves, coming off a disappointing 38-24 loss against Mater Dei, have an excellent opportunity for a quick bounce back in the final regular-season game squaring off tonight against Santa Margarita.

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Last week was a difficult one to swallow for the Braves with much anticipation built into that game and falling very short against Mater Dei. Luckily the season is not lost as the Braves stay the number two ranked team in the country and have tonight’s match up and the playoffs with another potential Mater Dei match up to look forward to.

On to tonight, it is the Homecoming game for the Bosco Braves, which is bringing the entire Bosco community past and present together for tonight’s game. It is always a special night as alumni and current students all come together to celebrate the special community and tradition that this program and school have built. As for the game to be played on the field tonight, if the Braves are amped up and ready to put last week behind them, we might be in for a big-time performance in favor of the Braves.

The Braves are currently 8-1 ranked currently ranked number two in the country looking tonight to sharpen up prior to making their playoff run. The offense for Head coach Jason Negro’s squad did not have the ideal week last week especially in the run game and that will most certainly be a point of emphasis for improvement this week entering the CIF Playoffs. Many will have their eyes tonight on the defense as well after an abysmal start last week to see if they can bounce back this week.

Santa Margarita enters tonight’s contest with a 3-6 record having zero wins in league. This year has been a rough one for the Eagles with tonight being their final game of a season to forget. They can erase all the frustration tonight if they can shock the world and get a win to close their season at Panish Family Stadium. Offense for the Eagles has been the main problem mainly the passing game where they have thrown more interceptions than touchdowns. The Braves defense has an opportunity to bounce back with a big performance tonight as well especially the D-Line against the run-heavy attack of the Eagles.

The Eagles defense has been the strongest point for the team and will look to put the team on their backs tonight and keep them in the game. The O-Line for the Braves will not have a cakewalk tonight against this Eagles D-Line and are attempting to make a statement prior to the playoffs with the rest of the Braves roster looking to do the same.

The Braves take on the Santa Margarita Eagles tonight at 7 at Panish Family Stadium.

Final Score: Braves-35 Eagles-14

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