How tough is Mater Dei’s 2019 high school football schedule? Seven of the Monarchs’ ten opponents finished last season in the High School Football America 100 national rankings.
Mater Dei, which has won two straight “mythical” national championships, will open with Corona Centennial, which finished No. 16 last season. The Huskies only loss last season was a 48-14 defeat at the hands of Mater Dei in the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 semifinals.
On September 6, Mater Dei travels to Arizona to face two-time defending state champ Centennial. The Coyotes finished 2018 No. 79 in the HSFA 100.
Then on September 14, the Monarchs will face Maryland-power St. Frances Academy in the Trinity League vs. USA Showcase at St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, California. SFA was No. 52 in our national rankings last year, but that ranking is a little misleading because teams in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association refused to play the Panthers, which dramatically reduced the team’s strength of schedule in our proprietary algorithm that is used to create the rankings.
After a week off, MD will jet to the east coast to play St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C. The Cadets were No. 6 last year. Then, the following week, it’s right into the uber-tough Trinity League schedule.
Mater Dei Monarchs 2019 Schedule
August 23 – Corona Centennial
August 29 – Villa Park
September 6 – @Centennial (Arizona)
September 14 – St. Frances Academy (Maryland) at St. John Bosco HS (Bellflower, California)
September 27 – @St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC)
October 4 – Orange Lutheran*
October 11 – Servite*
October 18 – @Santa Margarita @Trabuco Hills HS
October 25 – @St. John Bosco*
November 1 – JSerra*
*Trinity League games