Sports: Bosco Football Defeats Kahuku, Takes On The Central Catholic Raiders From Northern California
by Christian Angel, Managing Editor
After defeating the Kahuku Red Raiders last week in their home opener, the St. John Bosco Braves look to continue their winning streak and national title run against the Central Catholic High School Raiders from Modesto at Panish Family Stadium tonight.
Head Coach Jason Negro and the Braves represented in the The Trinity League vs. USA Showcase last week against the Aloha State’s best, the Kahuku High School Red Raiders, claiming a gritty 34-7 victory.
While fans are looking ahead to the Braves entering Trinity League play and eventually taking on the nation’s second-ranked “Team in Red” on October 7, the Braves’ main focus is to dominate their last non-league game against Central Catholic.
Bosco Football comes into this week again as the consensus number one high school football team in the nation after going 4-0 in the past four weeks, defeating their first four opponents by a combined score of 177-28.
The Braves game against Kahuku was a notable and special game for Bosco Football, and one that will not be quickly forgotten. It was not only a sold-out game, but it was a night of unity and brotherhood as Bosco and Kahuku showcased one of the best aspects of high school sports, coming together and showing support for each other in one of the most heartwarming games Brave Nation has ever seen at Panish Family Stadium.
“It was a special experience to witness the brotherhood of the two teams come together in support for one another. No matter the score of the game, it was great to see both cultures,” senior defensive-linemen Ah-Zaire Piggee said.
Against the Red Raiders, the Braves were led offensively by senior quarterback Pierce Clarkson, as he accumulated 89 passing yards and threw for 1 touchdown. Bosco’s offense also received some major contributions from senior wide receiver DeAndre Moore, who had his lone catch for 14 yards and a touchdown. Junior running back Cameron Jones rushed 11 times for 81 yards and two touchdowns, while junior running back Chauncey Slyvester rushed nine times for 69 yards and one touchdown. Bosco ran for nearly 300 yards.
Defensively, they held up the Red Raiders rushing attack, allowing less than 40 rushing yards, recording four tackles-for-losses and three sacks.
As Bosco faces Central Catholic in their second home game and their last non-league game of the season, their focus is on playing a complete game and focusing on themselves, with the aim to dominate the Central Catholic Raiders. Tonight’s action starts at 7 pm.