Sports: Bosco Football Silences Bishop Amat’s Kiefer Stadium Crowd
By Michael Barba
St. John Bosco Football gave the Bishop Amat Lancer’s raucous crowd little to cheer about with a casual 42-7 win, as they look ahead to tomorrow night’s game against Central Catholic High School in the Beaver State of Oregon at Autzen Stadium.
Last Friday, Bosco Football was able to retain their title as the number one ranked high school football team in the entire country. The anticipation for this game had thousands of people in attendance at Amat’s classic Kiefer Stadium to support these storied high school programs despite the 90 degree nighttime weather.
The Braves didn’t waste any time jumping on the Lancers. Within the first seven minutes of the game, junior running back Cameron Jones scored a touchdown. With four minutes left in the first quarter, senior quarterback Pierce Clarkson completed a 90-yard pass touchdown to senior running back and wide receiver Eric Denham. The Braves added another touchdown to their first quarter total with about a minute left, as Jones was able to secure his touchdown of the night.
After going up 21-0 in the first, the Braves didn’t look back.
Heading into the second quarter, the ball started off on Bosco’s 35-yard line. In the first three minutes of the second quarter, junior running back Chauncey Sylvester completed a 63-yard rushing touchdown taking the Braves further down the path of dominance. The Braves added another touchdown at the end of the half and headed into halftime with a commanding 35-0 lead.
The Lancer’s started with the ball in the second half, but Bosco wasted no time getting it back. Junior defensive back Peyton Woodyard was able to cause an interception, getting the ball to Bosco’s side once again. With less than 60 seconds left in the third quarter, the Braves were able to pull off another touchdown to end off at 42-0.
In the last quarter, the Braves eased up, winning 42-7 against the seventh best team in California. The Braves six touchdown came off a total of 470 yards, while the defense had 68 tackles and Woodyard’s interception.
The Bosco Football hopes to continue their current streak of dominance against the Central Catholic Rams, Friday night at 7pm at Autzen Stadium in Oregon. A watch party will be hosted starting at 6:30pm for Brave fans in the Mary Help of Christians Quad.