Servite losses come on field and off it


NORWALK – The St. John Bosco football team has delivered emphatic statements to the opposition all season.

None was quite as loud as the way the Braves performed in the Trinity League, winning their five games by an average of 40 points, culminating in Friday’s 70-7 victory over fourth-ranked Servite at Cerritos College.

“Going undefeated and the manner that we did it, four of the five games we had the clock going,” St. John Bosco coach Jason Negro said. “Our kids played really well. They’re playing with a chip on their shoulder right now, which we like.”

The only thing that wasn’t clear as the Friars (4-6, 2-3) dejectedly headed off of the field and the Braves (10-0, 5-0) took time to pose for celebratory pictures, was how the rest of the league finished.

Servite, Orange Lutheran and JSerra all finished tied at 2-3 in the Trinity League, forcing a coin flip.

After the flip, which took place at Servite High, Orange Lutheran finished third and received the final guaranteed playoff berth. JSerra and Servite, finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

Both JSerra and Servite will have to apply for an at-large berth. JSerra finished the regular season 7-3, but Servite defeated JSerra in the head-to-head meeting.

If the Friars’ season is extended at least one more week, Servite coach Scott Meyer expects a renewed focus.

“We have to turn the page and regroup,” Meyer said. “If we get in, it is a whole new season and that’s the mentality we will go in with.”

The Braves scored on each of their eight possessions in the first half, including a six-play, 99-yard drive that ended with a 12-yard touchdown run from Terrance Beasley midway through the first quarter.

Servite finally got on the board early in the second quarter on Terrell Bynum’s 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

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