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OCVarsity Kickoff '16: St. John Bosco preview

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OCVarsity’s team preview for 2016:

ST. JOHN BOSCO BRAVES

Coach: Jason Negro

Last season: 13-1 overall, 5-0 league

Scouting report: People excited about Mater Dei’s chances for the league championship should not underestimate defending league champ St. John Bosco. The Braves, who advanced to the Pac-5 final and went 13-1 last year, are massively talented all over the field. They have new players at the key positions of running back and quarterback. Senior Terrance Beasley was second string to 2015 Trinity League co-MVP Sean McGrew last year when Beasley rushed for 639 yards and 14 touchdowns – nice numbers for a second-stringer. “Last year,” Negro said, “we got ahead so early in so many games that our backups sometimes played as much as our starters.” Re-Al Mitchell is leading the competition at quarterback, where he threw 34 varsity passes last season. Among the receivers is Washington-committed senior Terrell Bynum, who transferred from Servite where he was All-Trinity League first team in ‘15. Another senior receiver, Berkeley Holman, who committed to Northwestern, was all-league first team last year. Offensive tackle Wyatt Davis, who committed to Ohio State, was a ’15 league co-lineman of the year. On defense, all four linemen are returning starters including Jacob Callier who was a league co-defensive MVP. The linebackers are quick and the secondary might be the best unit in Southern California.

Bottom line: This remains the team to beat in the Trinity League. It’s possible the Braves will be better than they were last year.

Players to watch: Terrell Bynum, WR, Sr.; Jacob Callier, DL, Sr.; Wyatt Davis, OL, Sr.; Berkeley Holman, WR, Sr.

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