"How stupid is our country?"
Mater Dei could punt every possession and still win with Freedland/Mikaele out there throwing DIMES right into the Monarchs’ hands.
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@Salt Lake City East,
vs. Milton (GA) @ Bosco,
vs. St. Joseph's (NJ) in San Diego,
home vs. Amat,
home vs. Calabasas,
home vs. SM,
home vs. Bosco,
Say what you wish about what's happening in SJC, that will again be one of the toughest schedule in the country. 6 teams in the top 100 of last season's maxpreps final rankings (Milton, St. Josephs, Amat, Calabasas, Bosco, Mater Dei) + the trinity league.
Interested to see who the Lions end up going with at QB. A lot of young talent on that team.
St Johns has been nationally ranked for the last several years, including in 2017 when they hosted Bosco in 100 degree heat and lost on a late TD drive led by then-backup DJ Uiagalelei in his first significant action.
SJC beat then-top 10 Miami Central HS in 5OTs in early 2018 and was ranked in the top 5 nationally for most of last season, before losing the DC Catholic league championship to rival Gonzaga. Still finished 9-1 and in the top 10-20 of nearly every major national poll.
Returns several D1 prospects led by WR Rakim Jarrett and LB Mikhail Sherman, both 5 star recruits ranked among the nation’s top 25 prospects. QB Sol Jay Maiava, who transferred prior to last season from Hawaii Kahuku HS to get mainland recruiting exposure, has several FBS offers including Michigan, Oregon, UVA, Utah and BYU.
If this rumor is true as well as the rumor that Redpill is saying about an Arizona school (presumably a very good one) then this is one hell of a non league schedule. Actually it’s tougher than this past season.FatherSonHolyHldbcks wrote:Hearing that Mater Dei is attempting to finalize a pre league game against Washington DC Saint Johns College HS
Can somebody (help MDDad) confirm what the MD nonleague games are besides Centennial and SFA. No rumors please...only games with signed contracts.
A lot of what’s contributed here is treated as a rumor or opinion until confirmed by the schools, individuals, or a respectable news outlet. That’s kind of part of the deal. Doesn’t bother me; there are many other mediums for finalized information.
*BTW, Monarchs schedule is indeed beginning to look murderous. Especially with their apparent change in roster philosophy.
https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/ ... 954515002/
Peoria Centennial coach Richard Taylor says in the article that “I think (MD is) looking for an easy victory; the following week they go to Washington D.C. to play DeMatha HS. We’re kind of like NAU playing ASU.”
Aside from the interesting self-motivational quote, he has MD’s schedule incorrect. They are set to play St. Frances Academy of Baltimore the following week, in the Trinity v. USA showcase at Bosco (Sat Sept 14).
Regardless of date, this is the first I’ve heard about a MD-DeMatha matchup. Monarchs are rumored to be playing DeMatha’s league rival instead, national power St. John’s, on an undetermined date.
Seven states titles since 2006. Has appeared in five consecutive state title games. Back to back defending 5A champs, also won Div 2 title in 2014 and Div 1 title in 2015 before realignment.
In 2015, the Coyotes lost their season opener 13-12 to nationally ranked Long Beach Poly in Peoria, a game Poly later forfeited due to the use of an ineligible player (no valid change of residence).
In 2017, Centennial hosted then-defending Florida 7A state champ and perennial national power St Thomas Aquinas, a month after STA had beaten Bosco. Aquinas was ranked #3 nationally behind only Mater Dei and IMG, and on a 14 game winning streak. Centennial shut them out, winning 12-0. Considered by locals one of the biggest out of state wins ever by an Arizona team.
Last year Centennial hosted now 10-time defending Nevada state champ Bishop Gorman, again in August, the week after MD obliterated Gorman 42-0. Centennial won 13-7.
After going 14-0 and winning their fourth state title in five years, Centennial lost a home game (this time in December) in the Geico State Champions Series to Washington state champ Eastside Catholic, 17-0.
Coach Taylor obviously hoping to catch a distracted MD on a hot desert night in a low scoring defensive battle.
The game details for MD/SJC has been confirmed for several weeks. It’s Sept 27 at Catholic University in Washington DC. It will be the homecoming game for SJC.RedPillWonderland wrote: Regardless of date, this is the first I’ve heard about a MD-DeMatha matchup. Monarchs are rumored to be playing DeMatha’s league rival instead, national power St. John’s, on an undetermined date.
MD will be road warriors next year going to Arizona in early Sept where they likely will be playing in an oven and then go across the country to play SJC.