All three Trinity League teams advances to CIF-SS Pac-5 quarterfinals

CIF Southern Section

St. John Bosco, Mater Dei and Orange Lutheran picked-up impressive wins in the opening round of the CIF-Southern Section Pac-5 playoffs Friday night.

Bosco, ranked #3 in the High School Football America National Top 25 and #1 in our SoCal and California Top 25’s, hit the 70 point mark for the third time this year in a 72-7 win over Corona.  The Braves (11-0) held a 59-0 halftime lead in a game in which quarterback Quentin Davis was sitting on the bench before halftime.

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On a short work night, Davis was 8-12 for 200 yards and three touchdowns, plus he ran for a score.  Wide receiver Jared Harrell caught all three TD passes.

Next-up for the St. John Bosco, which is looking to get back to its third straight Pac-5 championship game, is a road game next week against Loyola, ranked #12 in the latest High School Football America/SoCal Top 25.  Loyola advanced to the quarterfinals by defeating Long Beach Wilson Friday night.

Mater Dei has a showdown next week with Serra (Gardena).  Serra (9-2) is currently ranked one notch ahead of the Monarchs in our national, SoCal and California polls.  Serra is ranked #37 nationally, while Mater Dei is #38.

Like Bosco, Mater Dei (9-2) rolled-out to a big halftime lead on Lakewood.  The Monarchs led at the break 52-7 and then cruised to a 66-14 victory.

Serra advanced to the quarters with a 38-20 win over Westlake.

Orange Lutheran (6-5) will get a second crack at Pac-5 top-seed and nationally-ranked Corona Centennial next week.  The Lancers beat St. Bonaventure 54-44 Friday night.

OLu used a punishing ground game that saw three players — Dominik Austin (118 yards), Brandon McKinney (110 yards) and LJ Northington (104 yards) — top the 100 yard rushing mark.  For the game, the Lancers ran for 489 yards.

Next week’s game against Corona Centennial will be a home game for OLu.  On September 11th, the two met on the same field with CC beating the Lancers 35-14 in a game that was much closer than the score indicates.

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