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Around Bosco: Braves Football Rides-In Style To Their Second National Title

by Hunter Richardson, Assistant Sports Editor

The culmination of hard work and determination from the Braves football team all came together with a celebration of their historic achievements with the national championship parade and ceremony around the campus and inside Panish Family Stadium. 

   (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG)

Bellflower Blvd. was packed with students, faculty, and parents as the Braves Football team paraded down the street to celebrate their historic season as CIF, State, and National Champions. This was not only an event for Bosco, but the whole city of Bellflower. Down Bellflower Blvd. fire trucks, police cars, and classic cars carrying public figures like the legendary Sam “Bam” Cunningham lead the parade while the Braves followed shortly behind on top of a couple of double-decker buses. 

A few prominent players could not be in attendance for the celebration such as Quarterback DJ Uiagalelei who is away at Clemson, and Kourt Williams II who both took part in early enrollment. The Braves O-line held up a picture of the star Quarterback throughout the ceremony just to remind everyone of the beast that was slinging the ball this season.

The parade then went into the stadium where a stage was set up in the middle of the field. The championship ceremony inside Panish Family Stadium was large scale with news cameras from FOX Sports and ABC7 Eyewitness News, and important figures in the City of Bellflower such as Mayor Juan Garza. All of the accomplishments this year were acknowledged, mainly head coach Jason Negro, who received Coach of the Year and Coach of the Decade awards. 

 Head Coach, Jason Negro, was very humble in the process despite the winning coach of the year and the decade. However, Negro did ride in style with his brother, Special Teams Coordinator, Jacob Negro, and Offensive Coordinator, Steve Lo. 

“I’m just using the platform that I have as a football coach to be able to springboard these kids into college and get them to have great lives and become good men”, Negro said. 

Senior CJ Womack speaks to what this celebration means to him and his fellow Seniors to end his high school career with such an honor.

“The celebration meant a lot. Being in the class of 2020, me and my guys worked our tails off to reach this goal, and to have the city celebrate us meant everything.” Womack said.

Players and coaches were more than excited about the celebration that was brought together by the city of Bellflower. The most enthusiastic was Wide Receiver, Kris Hutson. 

“It’s awesome to have this parade celebrating us,” Hutson said.

The parade was special for this program knowing that they have finally achieved the goal they have been striving for ever since the 2013 team. All of the adversity this program had gone through over the past couple of seasons made this celebration even sweeter. The Braves community has long supported their football program with students through The Tribe, and parents and fans coming to the games. This was the perfect ending to a spectacular and historic season for the National Champion Bosco Braves football team. 

 

 

Sports: Cheaters Never Prosper?

by Lucas Garrison, Sports Editor

The Houston Astros are the first of the two teams being investigated for cheating in the 2017 and 2018 World Series against the Dodgers. The second team hailing from the great cheating region of New England, the Boston Red Sox. Ken Rosenthal broke the news around 11 AM (PST). The headline news is that the Astros have fired Manager, AJ Hinch, and General Manager Jeff Luhnow. 
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The punishment laid down by the league front office, prior to the firings included a 1-year suspension for both the Astros Manager, AJ Hinch, and General Manager Jeff Luhnow. The Astros has also been stripped of their 1st and 2nd round draft picks in the 2020 and 2021 draft. The draft picks being that of the heftier portion of the punishment as MLB teams rely heavily on those draft picks to build their “Farm System”(Minor League). The Punishment also included an additional 5 million dollar fine. 

Now the suspension does not include any players. At the time, Carlos Beltran was a player on Astros. Since then Beltran has been hired as the new manager of the Mets. So far, it has been made clear that Beltran will not face any sort of punishment, and any chance of that changing is truly unrealistic. 

The other big news looming with the punishment of the Astros is that of Alex Cora, the manager of the Red Sox who was a bench coach for the Astros when they were caught with the initial cheating scandal. Cora and the Sox were accused of cheating by using an illegal video replay room to steal signs during their 108 win regular season, which would result in a world series win for the organization back in 2018. On Tuesday The Athletic reported that three anonymous sources had come forward with proof and allegations against the Red Sox.

According too Jeff Passan and Ken Rosenthal Alex Cora will have a “Far Harsher” punishment than AJ Hinch. However, the Red Sox organization itself will most likely face a ban similar to that of the Houston Astros. However, the investigation has just begun against the Red Sox and the Astros investigation took several months. The Red Sox now will just have to sit and wait to see what happens to their organization.

The Astros will be allowed to keep their World Series Championship, which is all the organization and fans care about. This has left MLB fans wondering is the punishment strong enough? This has left Dodger fans to ask the question, why wasn’t there more?

 

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