There’s no doubt in my mind that the best high school football game in the country this week will be played at Angel Stadium Saturday night when national powers #2 St. John Bosco (13-0) squares-off with #3 Corona Centennial (13-0) for the CIF-Southern Section Pac-5 championship. To get fans ready for the game, we talk with the leaders of both offenses on Thursday night’s High School Football America Radio Show.
I’m joined on the show by senior quarterbacks Anthony Catalano (Corona Centennial) and Quentin Davis (St. John Bosco), who talk about the game and the incredible seasons both teams have had.
Both quarterbacks have had outstanding statistical seasons, and both may have had bigger numbers if their teams hadn’t won so many games by blowouts, forcing both players to the bench early.
Davis has completed over 68% (211-of-308) of his passes for 3,661 yards with 39 touchdowns and only two interceptions. He also has rushed for 452 yards and seven touchdowns.
Catalano has completed 141-of-215 passes (65.6%) for the run-heavy Huskies for 2,635 yards. Catalano has thrown for 29 scores with only four picks. He’s also run for 846 yards and 11 scores.
Also joining me on Thursday night’s High School Football America Radio Show will be Orange Lutheran (California) head coach Chuck Petersen, who this year played St. John Bosco in the Trinity League and Corona Centennial, twice — once during the regular season and once in the postseason. Coach Petersen will break down the two teams for us.
To round-out the show, we’ll talk with Brock Johnson, senior quarterback at Mission Viejo (California) High School. Last week, Johnson threw seven touchdown passes against Chino Hills, which broke the school’s single-game record of six that was set by current Philadelphia Eagles‘ quarterback Mark Sanchez.
Currently, Johnson and his teammates are ranked #24 in the High School Football America National Top 25. This week, MV will play Vista Murrieta in the CIF-SS West Valley Division championship game.
Like Davis and Catalano, Johnson has been lightly recruited, even though they are championship quarterbacks with outstanding numbers.