Sports: The Braves Look To Regroup Against JSerra

by Aeden Alexander, Sports Editor

The Bosco Braves look to bounce back coming off a hard fought loss to the “Team in Red,” traveling to San Juan Capistrano this Friday to take on the JSerra Lions in week two of Trinity League play. 

Photo by Alex Diaz, Photo Editor

League play will continue this Friday for the Braves in what will prove to be an important game for them. The opponent might not be the best, but they need to win big this week to get back on their feet after a 42-21 loss last Friday.

The Braves senior leadership will be put on the spot to help get the team back in check and make necessary adjustments. 

“This week is all about us. The only team that could beat us is ourselves. We believe with the guys we have when we play our game there is nobody in the country that can beat us. So this week we just got to bounce back strong and show why we have the talent to win another CIF Championship as well as National championship,” said Earnest Greene, senior offensive linemen.

The Lions come into this game at 3-3 after an embarrassing loss to another Trinity League opponent, Santa Margarita. This will be a great test to both teams as there should be plenty of adjustments made after coming off of a rough week from both sides.

“We just got to play better, got to execute way better. And we also had a couple of drives in the red zone where we didn’t take advantage of, and that just can’t happen. So we just got to tighten up. We are not worried we will see them [the Team in Red] again,” said Greene.

Defense will likely be a point of emphasis for both teams tonight, as each come off letting up 35+ points to their opponents last week. If the Braves want to reclaim another National Title, they must make adjustments and start preparing now for what lies ahead.

JSerra won’t be easy though, they will be looking to pull off the upset, as the Braves enter the game with a familiar target on their backs. Despite their loss last week, the Braves are still a top ranked national power looking to earn the top spot.

“It’s big for us to win another championship, especially seniors because last year, due to COVID-19, we didn’t get the opportunity to do so. We just got to lock in and come together to hopefully win and get the ball rolling. Another title, I believe, is possible. We just have to come together as one unit and show why we are the best in the country,“  said senior quarterback Katin Houser.

This week will show what the Braves are really made of and likely set the standard for the rest of the season. Their next three games are on the road. They will then come back home to face another nationally ranked opponent in-league opponent, the Servite Friars, before CIF playoffs.

The game tonight will be at JSerra Catholic High school and begin at 7pm.

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