Corona Centennial and St. John Bosco take another step toward showdown

Corona Centennial Huskies

We’re now one week away from a showdown between national powers Corona Centennial and St. John Bosco for the CIF-Southern Section Pac-5 championship.  Friday night, both teams won their quarterfinal match-ups to advance to next week’s semifinal round.

Corona Centennial, ranked #4 in the nation and #2 in SoCal and California behind Bosco, beat Orange Lutheran 49-27.  It was the second time this year that the Huskies beat OLu (6-6), although this game wasn’t as close as the first one.

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Corona Centennial broke-out to a 21-7 second quarter lead behind Arizona-bound JJ Taylor‘s three touchdown runs.  Taylor finished the game with 137 yards rushing.

Next week, Corona Centennial (12-o) will face Mater Dei (10-2), which beat Serra (Gardena) 28-27 on Friday.

St. John Bosco, who will play Bishop Amat next week, defeated Loyola 52-14 Friday night.  It was another fourth quarter running clock victory for the Braves, who are ranked #3 in the nation.

Senior running back Sean McGrew, who’s given his verbal to Washington, had 320 yards in total offense with two touchdowns.  238 of the yards came on the ground on 22 carries.

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