DANA POINT Veteran Mater Dei football coach Bruce Rollinson missed his first school graduation in nearly 40 years to attend the Air Strike passing tournament Saturday at Dana Hills.
Thanks to the Monarchs’ emerging passing attack, he still witnessed plenty of advancement.
Behind quarterback Matt McDonald and wide receivers AJ Collins and C.J. Parks, pictured below, the Monarchs stormed to the title with a 28-14 victory against upset-minded Edison.
McDonald (6-2, 194) showed a strong and accurate arm in leading the Monarchs to their second passing tournament title of the spring. The junior-to-be is contending for the starting job. Mater Dei also won the San Juan Hills-hosted Gunslinger tournament.
Collins, a 6-foot-5, 195-pound senior-to-be, is coming off a season-ending ankle injury but played aggressively to haul in high passes and balls thrown to the corner of the end zone.Read the rest of this entry »