Sports: Nationally Ranked St. John Bosco Braves Steamroll Bishop Amat Lancers 47-7
by Aeden Alexander, Sports Editor
The Braves continue to stay hot, establishing dominance en route to an easy win over Bishop Amat, as they still await their first true test of the season.
The game began with Bishop Amat starting with the ball, but Bosco’s defense continued to put on a show, quickly forcing a Lancer punt.
The Brave’s offense quickly made an impact, as Michigan State commit Katin Houser led the charge at quarterback. The Braves swiftly moved down the field, ending the drive on a rushing touchdown from Houser.
The Lancers offense came out looking to fire back with a score of their own, but the Braves defense proved too strong, intercepting a deep pass and proceeding to get the ball all the way to the 45 yard line.
Bishop Amat’s defense found a groove and put a stop to the Braves offense, allowing them to get the ball back. But quickly, after a booming punt, the special teams unit came up with a big play, forcing a fumble a getting the ball back.
Taking over at around midfield, the Braves offense quickly scored, only needing two plays, a 35-yard run and a ten-yard pass to the end zone, which put Bosco up 13-0, due to a failure attempting a two-point conversion.
Yet again Bosco’s defense simply proved too much for the Lancers. Bishop Amat turned the ball over again, giving the Braves another golden opportunity to score, which they did in no time to make the score 19-0.
After a quick three and out from Bishop Amat, the Braves found themselves with the ball again. But, this time they only needed one play to score with Jabari Bates showcasing his speed and agility in a 60-yard rushing touchdown.
With Bosco up 26-0, the Lancers finally got something going on offense. They moved down the field in the last few minutes of the half, scoring their first and only touchdown of the game making the score 26-7 going into the second half.
The entire second half was filled with the domination of the Bosco Braves, who just showed how much of a powerhouse they are. The Lancers had no shot at scoring after their lone first half touchdown. Behind a score of 47-7, the Braves improved their record to 3-0, as they continue their quest for another national title.
Bosco looks to keep the ball rolling in their last home non-league game before heading across the country next week to take on Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake, VA. The Braves will then come back home to open league play against the Team in Red at Panish Family Stadium in a game with certain Trinity League and national championship implications.
Tonight the Braves take one East St. Louis from Illinois, which could be Bosco’s first legitimate test of the season. You can purcahse tickets to this week’s game or any future game HERE.