Another big win, another number one ranking for St. John Bosco in the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 football poll released Sept. 4.
With junior quarterback DJ Uiagalelei throwing six touchdown passes in the Braves’ 52-14 romp over Mililani of Hawaii last Friday, St. John Bosco stayed ahead of No. 2 Mater Dei (2-1), which had its own easy time in beating La Mirada 49-0.
The Trinity League rivals are also 1-2 in Maxpreps’ “Xcellent 25” national poll, and 2-3 in Maxpreps’ national computer rankings, behind IMG Academy of Bradenton, Fla., which visits the Southland Sept. 21 to play Mater Dei.
Elsewhere in D-1, J.Serra (3-0) is seventh, Chaminade (2-1) eighth, Servite (idle last week) ninth and Serra of Gardena (1-1) tenth after a loss to Cathedral Catholic in San Diego.
In Division 2, Alemany (3-0) is fourth and Cathedral (3-0) eighth, while Paraclete (1-2) crept up from tenth to ninth in D-3 after its first win. The D-4 rankings, which changed noticeably last week, did likewise this week, with St. Bonaventure (2-1) dropping from seventh to ninth after its first loss, and Bishop Diego (1-2) falling out of the top 10 altogether.
St. Paul’s third straight big win pushed the Swordsmen from fourth to third in the D-5 survey. But St. Bernard’s first loss dropped the Vikings from fifth to seventh in D-13.
This week’s schedule includes the first of a month-long series of “Touchdowns Against Cancer” games. Each participating team’s touchdown will raise money (through online pledges) to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. (To learn which schools are participating, visittouchdownsagainstcancer.com.)
Mike Nelson is the former editor of the Tidings (predecessor to Angelus News).
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