Don Bosco playing teams from Louisiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania in 2015

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by Jeff Fisher

Saturday, we wrote about Don Bosco Prep‘s Centennial Classic game against Archbishop Rummel from Louisiana and the possibility Eastside High forfeiting its October 30th game to the Ironmen.  Today, writes that DBP’s 2015 is “99.9%” complete with out-of state games against Rummel, a road game against Archbishop Moeller in Cincinnati and a home game against two-time defending Pennsylvania 4A champ St. Joseph’s Prep from Philadelphia.

It will be the first time the Bosco plays Rummel and Moeller, while it will be the fifth time that the Ironmen play St. Joe’s.  DBP has won all four games against the Philadelphia power.

There’s also talk that Bosco could be playing a fourth out-of-state game in 2015 against a team from Florida.

Since 2003, Don Bosco has played 28 out-of-state games, winning 24 of them.  Two of the losses came in 2013 when the Ironmen lost to California’s Mission Viejo and Florida’s Miami Central on back-to-back weekends.  The other two out-of-state losses have been to Gilman from Maryland in 2012 and St. Xavier from Ohio in 2008.

Overall, DBP is 8-0 against Pennsylvania teams, 4-1 against Florida teams; 3-1 against California teams; 2-1 against Ohio teams; 2-0 against teams from New York; 1-1 against Maryland teams; and 1-0 against teams from  Alabama, Utah and Washington D.C.

Don Bosco Prep vs. Out-of-State Opponents (2003-2014)


defeated St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) 35-7

defeated St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) 24-7

defeated Fort Pierce Central (Florida) 41-14


defeated St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) 42-0

lost to Mission Viejo (California) 28-25

lost to Miami Central (Florida) 50-21

defeated Friendship Collegiate Academy (Washington DC) 26-8


lost to Gilman (Maryland) 13-6

defeated St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) 20-10

defeated Alta (Utah) 52-24


defeated Mission Viejo (California) 35-7

defeated Manatee (Florida) 22-16

defeated St. Edward (Ohio) 38-7


defeated Gilman (Maryland) 33-6

defeated St. Ignatius (Ohio) 33-6


defeated De La Salle (California) 30-6

defeated Prattville (Alabama) 35-24


lost to St. Xavier (Ohio) 17-10

defeated Valley Forge Military Academy (Pennsylvania) 51-0

defeated De La Salle (California) 23-21


defeated St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) 34-20

defeated Cardinal O’Hara (Pennsylvania) 56-7

defeated Valley Forge Military Academy (Pennsylvania) 36-0


defeated St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) 31-28

defeated Centerville (Ohio) 21-0

defeated Valley Forge Military Academy (Pennsylvania) 45-6


defeated St. Anthony’s (New York) 20-7


defeated St. Anthony’s (New York) 20-3

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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.