This week John Bosco grabbed their third consecutive Trinity League title.
Bosco, led by running back Sean McGrew and quarterback Josh Rosen, took down Servite, 49-26, with an explosive second half.
Sean McGrew rushed for 121 yards for two touchdowns, along with a receiving touchdown in the 4th quarter to put them up 36-20.
Josh Rosen threw for 176 yards and three touchdowns. Rosen has led the Braves to three straight titles, along with one national championship. He looks to make that two this December.
Bosco’s final regular season game is at home against Santa Margarita (6-3, 2-2 in league) Nov. 7.
In the Angelus League, the St. Francis Golden Knights have yet to lose a game this season. With their 60-0 shutout win over La Salle this past weekend, the Golden Knights secured at least a share of the Angelus League title.
The Golden Knights’ defense held LaSalle to 81 yards of total offense. Defensive back Mason Williams had two of four total interceptions, as the Knights played their best defense of the season.
Quarterback Jeremiah Martin torched the Lancers’ defense with his performance, throwing for 208 yards and five touchdowns. Jasher Foster caught two touchdowns for 126 yards, and Dylan Crawford snagged two more.
However, they refuse to celebrate just yet.
“We’re not claiming league champions yet until it’s outright,” said Coach Jim Bonds. They want the whole thing, and they only have to get past Salesian to get there.
With a win over Salesian (4-5, 2-2 in league) this Thursday, St. Francis will become outright league champions, and remain at the top of CIF Southern Section Southeast Division as they have all season.
The Mission League enters its final week of play without a crowned champion.
Serra, Bishop Amat, and Crespi all sit at the top of the standings at 4-1. If all three teams win this Friday, their Pac-5 playoff rankings will be in the hands of a coin toss.
All these teams need to do is win tough games to get in.
Crespi must take on a resilient Alemany (7-2, 3-2 in league), who edged out Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) without star quarterback Blake Green. Alemany can enter the playoff picture with a win over Crespi, putting them in position for one of the at-large playoff spots.
Bishop Amat takes on Notre Dame (6-3, 2-3 in league). Serra seemingly has the easiest matchup, facing Loyola (4-5, 0-5 in league).
But don’t let that winless league record fool you. Loyola lost narrowly to Alemany (a missed extra point caused them to lose by one) and Notre Dame (lost, 28-21).
If Bishop Amat, Serra, and Crespi all lose, there would be a four-way tie atop the standings, with Alemany joining the fray.
These games will lead to an intense Friday night of action, so keep your eyes peeled to the standings, because they could change any minute.