Preview: #2 St. Thomas Aquinas (FL) at #23 Don Bosco Prep (NJ)


by Jeff Fisher

Between #2 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) and Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey), the two have won four “mythical” national championships. This afternoon at 4 P.M. Eastern at West Point’s Michie Stadium, the two heavyweights will square-off for the second time in two years.  When they met in 2010, DBP won 20-10.

Both teams enter the contest, that can be watched LIVE on FOX Sports Florida, with impressive victories already on their 2014 resumes. St. Thomas Aquinas opened the regular season with a 38-7 win over then #11 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida), while Don Bosco opened the season last week with a 35-7 lightning shortened win over then #10 St. Joseph’s Prep of Pennsylvania.

STA features ten Division I recruits. Leading the way is 4-star running back Jordan Scarlett who rushed for 131 yards and three touchdowns in the American Heritage victory. Scarlett has given his verbal commitment to Miami (Florida).  Quarterback Jake Rizzo was nearly perfect in the season opening win. Defensively, the Raiders are strong with one of the best secondaries in the nation with Damon Arnette, Rashard Causey and Tyson Cisrow leading the way.

DBP’s defense is the strength of the team, led by 6-9, 305-pound two-way standout Kevin Feder, who’s given his verbal to Ohio St.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.