JSerra surprised nationally-ranked Mater Dei Friday night 35-28, which gave St. John Bosco is fourth straight outright Trinity League championship. Bosco claimed at least a portion of the title with its win over Orange Lutheran Thursday night.
Mater Dei (7-2, 2-2 Trinity League), which entered the game ranked #20 in the High School Football America Top 25, led 21-14 early in the fourth quarter before the Lions stormed back to score 21 unanswered points. The big play of the night was by the O’Brien brothers — Riley and Conor. Riley blocked a punt in the end zone and Conor recovered it for a TD giving JSerra (6-3, 1-3 Trinity League) a 28-21 lead.
Servite (4-5, 2-2 Trinity League) kept itself in the hunt for one of the Trinity League’s three playoff spots with a 30-20 win over Santa Margarita (5-4, 1-3 Trinity League). The Friars roared out to a 27-0 lead behind quarterback Aaron Simpson, who threw for 241 yards and three touchdowns. Simpson, who began the year as the team’s back-up quarterback after being moved to receiver, also ran for 43 yards and a touchdown.
Aside from Bosco, which has already clinched its CIF-Southern Section Pac-5 playoff berth, all four teams are still in the hunt for the postseason, since the Trinity League’s fourth team may get an at-large berth. The league’s fourth place team has been given an at-large invite each of the last two years.
Friday, October 6th games
Servite at St. John Bosco
Orange Lutheran at JSerra
Mater Dei at Santa Margarita
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