St. John Bosco, #1 in the High School Football America Top 25, traveled across three times zones to beat St. Xavier in Ohio on Saturday. The 34-0 win was led by junior quarterback Re-Al Mitchell, who was 10 of 19 passing for 204 and two touchdowns. Mitchell also had five carries for 121 yards and a touchdown.
Mitchell started the scoring with a 98-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. The Braves amassed 494 yards in total offense, while the SJB defense held St. X to 148 yards in total offense.
“His big plays lit our fire early,” Bosco head coach Jason Negro said of Mitchell in the Press-Telegram. “He got a chance to show he’s not a flash in the pan after the CIF final, but he has a long way to go to be a great quarterback.”
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Berkeley Holman, who has given his verbal commitment to Northwestern caught three passes, two for touchdowns for 130 yards.
St. John Bosco now returns to the West Coast to take-on La Mirada, which won the 2015 CIF Division III-AA state title and opened the season with a 21-14 win over Orange Lutheran on Friday.
St. Xavier plays #19 Colerain (Ohio) next week.