Southern California Football Live: biggest matchups
It’s a big week for high school football in Southern California, where many of the nation’s best schools play, including Mater Dei and St. John Bosco, which are the first and second-ranked teams in the country going into the 2022 season.
Here are five of the biggest matchups for Friday night.
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This is the first game of the season for the Norco Cougars, who went 7-3 last season. They’ll be visiting Santa Margarita, winners against San Juan Hill 15-6 last week.
Servite is looking to bounce back from a 20-point loss on the road last week to Rancho Cucamonga. It won’t be easy against the Diablos, who went 10-0 last year and opened their 2021 season with a 34-21 win over Mililani (Hawaii).
Corona opened the season with a blistering 85-0 win over Santiago. Meanwhile, Cathedral Catholic also started the season on good footing, earning a 28-14 victory over Mater Dei Catholic (Chula Vista, Calif.).
Two of the top high school teams will open their 2022 season in Texas, where No. 2 ranked St. John Bosco goes on the road against Allen (ranked No. 57 in the country by NFL.com). Allen went 11-3 last year, while St. John Bosco posted a 10-2 record.
Finally, the weekend’s biggest matchup will occur in Las Vegas, where Bishop Gorman (N.V.) trounced Corner Canyon (Utah) 42-7 last week. Mater Dei began the year with a dominant 42-0 win over West (Utah). The winner may be at the top of our initial Super-25 rankings…