Mater Dei, ranked No. 1 in the High School Football America Preseason 100, showed it was ready for the 2018 season on Saturday by winning the Battle at the Beach 7 on 7 passing tournament at Edison High School in Huntington Beach, California. It was the third straight year that the Monarchs captured the title at one of the top passing tournaments west of the Mississippi.
— Mater Dei Football (@MDFootball) July 7, 2018
The Battle at the Beach featured six teams teams ranked in the Preseason 100 — Mater Dei, No. 4 St. John Bosco, No. 29 Mission Viejo, No. 40 Corona Centennial, No. 42 Orange Lutheran and No. 76 Narbonne. Only Corona Centennial and Narbonne didn’t advance to the championship bracket.
— Steve Fryer (@SteveFryer) July 7, 2018
Mater Dei defeated Mission Viejo in the championship game 26-7. The final four featured three Trinity League teams — Mater Dei, Bosco and OLu. Mission Viejo, under first year head coach Chad Johnson, upset St. John Bosco in the semis. The win was a huge one for Johnson, who helped develop Bosco’s top quarterbacks while he worked as an assistant under Bosco head coach Jason Negro.
— Connor Morrissette (@C_Morrissette) July 7, 2018