Sports: Bosco Football Brings the Thunder to Allen, Texas, Faces Bishop Amat Tonight on the Road
By: Isaac Mays, Sports Editor
After a beat down of the Allen Eagles last Friday, tonight the Bosco Braves return to Southern California to continue their reign as the number one high school football team in America.
Bosco Football comes back to their home state to face off against the ninth strongest football team in California, the Bishop Amat Lancers. The Lancers hold a 2-0 record, with dominant wins against Valencia (29-6) and La Habra (42-7) under their belt this season.
Saint John Bosco is coming off a 52-14 blowout victory against Allen High School in Texas on a significant stage. The game against the Lancers has players and coaches alike fired up to return to California and prove how strong the Bosco Football team currently is.
This return continues Bosco’s journey to take the National Title for the 2022 year. There is a major factor of not having to play a game halfway across the country, the players no longer have to stay away at hotels and not be able to access the same comforts typical to preparation.
On top of that, the offensive attack of the Braves plans to return to its pass heavy roots after shifting their focus for the offensive game plan in Texas, where the rules forced more reliance on the run game. Under Texas rules, a typically illicit rule known as “chop blocking” is allowed. Now, the Braves look ahead to a dynamic Lancer offense.
“They’re going to be firing on all cylinders in terms of their execution, so it’s just a matter of us matching that intensity and matching that execution,” said Wide Receiver Coach Nate Munson. “I think we’ll do just fine”
The Braves are running off a clear confidence boost after a motivating victory against the Allen Eagles. Nonetheless, the players are aware of the need to stay level-headed and bring the heat to Amat. The Brave offense certainly racked up the points last week, but defensively they also have made sure to keep up their A-game after holding Allen to only 152 yards of total offense.
“I think we’re going to run up the score even more than we did in Allen,” said Mark Lutke, senior center.
Brave fans can catch the action on the campus of Bishop Amat High School at the Keifer Stadium. Kick off is at 7:00pm.