ANAHEIM – On the final play, Mater Dei quarterback Chase Forrest hoisted a pass toward the end zone for Ben Humphreys.
With the junior receiver in the end zone, the football fell harmlessly and symbolically incomplete.
After eight quarters against St. John Bosco this season, Mater Dei finished without an offen
Taking a look at the CIF-Southern Section football championships:
• The large gap between St. John Bosco and Mater Dei in their two games is in these two statistics: The cumulative score of Bosco’s two wins over Mater Dei is 56-9; and in the two games in which they played each other, St. John Bosco did not allow an offensive t
FONTANA – On its ride to the championship game, St. Margaret's relied on pulling itself together just in time to make the one play it needed. One week, it was an implausible goalline stand. The next, it was a timely fumble recovery to seal the game.
While glimpses of the wizardry that got St. Margaret's to this point surfaced at ti
HUNTINGTON BEACH – If there’s one thing you can’t teach in basketball, it’s length.
And Compton used its length to teach No. 2 El Toro a lesson in defense on Saturday night in the final of the Jim Harris Memorial Tournament of Champions.
The Tarbabes stifled the Chargers late in the game to hold on for a 7
The Kickoff Classic concluded with a gem as the No. 8 Canyon boys basketball team defeated No. 7 Sonora, 61-59, on Saturday night in the championship game at El Modena High.
Nick Anderson scored 27 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter, to lead the Comanches (4-0).
Anthony Ballestero added 18 points and six ass
ORANGE – The quest for the perfect ending to the season for the Los Alamitos girls volleyball team was spoiled by the team that has been perfect all year.
Los Alamitos, which had withstood several near-misses along its run to the CIF-SS Division1AA title and the regional title, ran out of magic, falling to Granite Bay, 25-22, 14-25
REDONDO BEACH - Katie Lou Samuelson scored 22 points and Alli Rosenblum helped key a late first-quarter surge as No. 1 Mater Dei rolled past Serra of Gardena, 90-61, in the Battle at the Beach final of the girls basketball tournament at Redondo Union High on Saturday night.
Rosenblum and Jayde Woods added 12 points e
ANAHEIM – Kai Ross plucked the ball out of the air and dodged just about every opposing defender as he zigged, zagged and zigged again, covering the width of the field during a 36-yard interception return for a touchdown.
“When you get a pick-six, you’re exhilarated,” Ross said. “It’s the best f
ANAHEIM – Throughout the playoffs, Huntington Beach has jumped on teams early.
Against Yorba Linda, it was 17-0 before the Oilers could blink. With San Juan Hills, it was 21-0 in the first quarter. Last week against Edison, it was 20-0 early in the second.
The same patented surge came in the Oilers 42-28 win over Newport Ha
A few teams have proven they can hang with St. John Bosco of Bellflower for a half, but not a full 48 minutes.
St. John Bosco scored 24 unanswered points in the second half to run away from Mater Dei for a 34-7 victory to capture the CIF-SS Pac-5 Division championship in front of 12,525 on Saturday night at Angel Stadium.
This one's in the fridge. The butter's getting hard, the eggs are cooling and the jello's jiggling.
St. John Bosco, which was in its first CIF-SS championship game since 1986, defeated Trinity League-rival Mater Dei, 34-7, to capture the Pac-5 championship on Saturday in front of 12,525 at Angel Stadium. It's the first championship in sc
Bosco QB Josh Rosen just broke a 37-yarder to Mater Dei's 31. This kid can run, throw and pretty much do everything. He's realer than Real Deal Holyfield.
Rosen hits a wide open Jaleel Wadood for a 5-yard TD pass and St. John Bosco leads Mater Dei, 34-7, with 7:08 remaining.
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Chase Forrest scrambled for a first down. That's Mater Dei's third first down of the game with under three minutes left in the third quarter.
Forrest hits Justin Allen on a double-reverse flea flicker for a 38-yard gain to Bosco's 31.
If Mater Dei can score, it will be right back in this thing.
Forrest going deep for Andr
QB Josh Rosen hits Sean McGrew for a 25-yard gain to Mater Dei's 17-yard line. Bosco starte dthis drive at Mater Dei's 41 after a shanked punt.
Rosen carries it down to the 2-yard line. First-and-goal.
Manasseh Anesi scores on a 1-yard TD run and St. John Bosco takes a 20-7 lead on Mater Dei with 3:51 left in the third quarter.
Braves QB Rosen breaks a 13-yarder and an 18-yarder to get St. John Bosco into Mater Dei territory on the first drive of the second half.
Shay Fields outmuscles Jonathan Lockett for a 21-yard catch and a first down at the 17-yard line.
Mater Dei's Olive Sagapolu comes up with a big stop on Manasseh Anesi on third-and-5 and that f
Mater Dei is forced to punt and St. John Bosco will have great field position at Mater Dei's 48.
Mater Dei's Ben Humphreys gets his second sack of the day to bring up second-and-16.
On third-and-16, Josh Rosen hits Shay Fields for a 16-yard gain and a first down. Mr. FryDay Night thinks we are going to be seeing Fields play on Su
St. John Bosco is on the move. The Braves are at the 50.
Bosco has some very large humans on their O-Line. Damien Mama is a 6-5, 353-pounder.
On third-and-short, QB Josh Rosen takes off for a 26-yard gain to Mater Dei's 23.
Here comes fourth-and-2. Bosco is forced to kick a FG and Reid Budrovich drills the 33-yarder to cu
Here comes a third-and-16 play for the Monarchs from St. John Bosco's 44.
Chase Forrest throws a pass thrrough Jacob Welch's hands and the Monarchs must punt again.
Bosco takes over at its own 13.
Ben Humphreys brings the heat on QB Josh Rosen, who is forced to throw it away.
Here come sthird-and-7. Rosen throws a
Chase Forrest hits a wide open Justin Norbeck for 29 yards to Bosco's 39. Forrest lofted that right over Norbeck's shoulder in stride. Great pass. That's also Mater Dei's first first down.
Illegal shift moves the Monarchs back to the 44-yard line.
Mater Dei and Bosco are tied, 0-0, at the end of the first quarter.
St. John Bosco was the beneficiary of a passing interference penalty against the Monarchs that moves the Braves to their own 40.
Here comes a third-and-5 ... Jaleel Wadood picks up 5 yards and a first down at midfield.
Ben Humphreys drops QB Josh Rosen for a 4-yard loss.
Rosen hits Wadood for a 5-yard gain. Here comes thi