No. 4 St. John Bosco (4-4) vs. Servite (3-5)
St. John Bosco took a big step towards winning the Trinity League when it
knocked off Mater Dei last week. Bosco's key player on offense is USC offensive
line commitment Nico Falah (6'5/270). Bosco is still a relatively young team and
has several juniors picking up scholarship offers already including Damien Mama
(6'3/320) who starts on the offensive line with Falah, defensive lineman Malik Dorton (6'2/220), and defensive back Jaleel Wadood (5'10/150).
Servite has fallen on hard times this year after ruling the Trinity League much
of the last decade, but the Friars still have talent including running backs Charlie Etiaki (6'0/195), a Utah commitment and junior Andrew Moore (6'1/210). BYU
commitment Neil Pauu (6'3/190) began the season at quarterback, but the junior
athlete has been moved around some after a slow start.
Prediction: This could be considered a trap game for Bosco coming off a
huge win against Mater Dei, but the Braves have already faced a lot of adversity
this year including a trip to Utah after having to forfeit its first four games.
Bosco learned in an overtime win against JSerra that they can't take anyone for
granted. Bosco stays focused and wins big.
No. 11 Chaminade (7-1) @ St. Francis (3-5)
Running back Terrell Newby (5'10/185) is looking for an encore after his
eight touchdown performance against Harvard-Westlake last week (Link
Here). Newby continues an impressive senior season that has shown him get
better every week. The soon to be 4-Star running back is considering Cal,
Nebraska, and Oregon. Teammate Elijah Dunston (6'1/180) is a wide receiver
committed to Colorado.
St. Francis is coming off of four straight losses. The Golden Knights had been
hanging tough with foes until Serra blew them out last week 42-6.
Prediction: Chaminade. Big.
Woodbridge (4-4) @ Corona del Mar (6-2)
Corona del Mar is 3-0 in the Pacific Coast League and is coming off of two
impressive wins over Irvine and Northwood. The Sea Kings feature an impressive
running attack led by senior Cayman Carter (6'1/180) who has 10 touchdowns on
Woodbridge is also coming off of two straight wins including University and
Beckman. The Warriors need this one to have a chance of keeping Corona del Mar
from sewing up the Pacific League. Austin DeFreitas (6'1/200) is an impressive
running back for the Warriors, having already run for over 1,400 yards.
Prediction: DeFreitas gets his yards, but Corona del Mar cruises to a win
and a Pacific League Championship.
Rubidoux (5-3) @ Rim of the World (7-1)
Rim of the World may not literally be the edge of the earth, but anyone trying
to get to Lake Arrowhead from Los Angeles on a Friday evening may find the edge
of the earth is easier to get to. The Fighting Scots enter the game against
Rubidoux coming off a tough loss to Citrus Valley. The Scots need this win to
keep pace with the winner of Citrus Valley/Banning tonight. Should Banning win
tonight, that sets up a winner take all Banning / Rim of the World match next
week for the Mountain Valley League Championship. Should Citrus Valley win,
Banning, Rim of the World, and Citrus Valley could all finish 4-1 in League
play, but Citrus Valley would hold wins over Rim of the World and Banning,
having lost to Rubidoux earlier this season... got all that?
Prediction: Rim of the World knows not to look past Rubidoux. Rubidoux
knocked off Citrus Valley on 10/5, who beat the Fighting Scots last week. Rim of
the World needs this game, and they'll win a close one to set up a showdown with
Banning for the Mountain Valley title next week.
Scott began with Scout as the Southeast Regional Manager in 2002. In addition to his recruiting responsibilities, Scott developed and ran the National Scout Combine series from 2005 thru 2008. Scott has been Director of Scouting since 2006 and oversees the Recruiting Rankings for Scout.
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