VIDEO PREVIEW: #11 Mater Dei (CA) is young and talented

Mater Dei Monarchs footballPhoto Courtesy of OCSidelines.com

As the head coach at Southern California’s Mater Dei for nearly three decades, Bruce Rollinson (255-79-2 has won a lot of games and produced a lot of talent.

Heading into the 2015 season, Rollinson had his share of questions that needed to be answered.  The biggest — could his extremely young team withstand the rigors of a tough non-league schedule that included a season opening match-up against Bishop Amat that was ranked nationally by every one of the ranking services.  The Monarchs 24-21 win over Amat was followed by five more wins and the the unveiling of the school’s next great quarterback — freshman JT Daniels, who took over the reigns of the offense in Week 2 after Matt McDonald went-down with a broken arm.

As the Monarchs, ranked #11 in the latest High School Football America National Top 25, prepare for their Trinity League showdown with #4 St. John Bosco, Rollinson is happy for Daniels and the way the six sophomores he’s starting on offense are playing.

Listen to Rollinson, Daniels and several other Monarchs talk about the team’s 6-0 start below.

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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.

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