No. 1 Mater Dei (California) rolls in 2nd Half to beat No. 33 St. John’s (DC)

Mater Dei Monarchs

Two-time defending High School Football America “mythical” national champ Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California) found itself down 21-20 at the half against No. 33 St. John’s College High School (Washington, DC) Friday night on national television. However, the second half was a different story as the No. 1 Monarchs, led by Alabama-commit Bryce Young, smoked the Cadets 33-3 in the second half for a 53-24 victory.

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Young, who earlier in the week announced he was changing his verbal commitment from USC to Alabama, threw for 416 yards with five touchdowns. Kody Epps caught two of the touchdown passes.

Young has now thrown 19 touchdowns in the team’s 5-0 start. St. John’s falls to 2-4 on the season.

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