Clarkson has passed for 406 yards and six TDs while completing 71.9% and has also rushed for 195 yards and a touchdown. Houser has thrown for 432 yards and six TDs and has completed 65.9% of his passes. The Braves have been using two quarterbacks — sophomore Pierce Clarkson and junior Katin Houser — and both have had success. Neither has thrown an interception.
St. John Bosco solidified its claim to the 2019 national title with a 49-28 victory over De La Salle in the state championship game on Dec. 14 of that year. The last time St. John Bosco and Mater Dei played, the Braves rallied with 27 second-half points to defeat the Monarchs 39-34 in the CIF-SS Division 1 championship game on Nov. 30, 2019. A little over a month earlier — on Oct. 25, 2019, Mater Dei defeated St. John Bosco 38-24 in the league game.
Orange Lutheran has scored just 20 points in its two games, losses to league powers Servite (69-13) and Mater Dei (49-7). Lancers junior quarterback Logan Gonzalez threw for 197 yards, a touchdown and an interception against Servite. Each team had one more Trinity League hurdle to clear this week ahead of their showdown. Mater Dei (3-0, 3-0) was slated to take on an improved Santa Margarita (2-1, 1-1) team on Friday night, and St. John Bosco (4-0, 3-0) will host Orange Lutheran (0-2, 0-2) on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Junior outside linebacker Sione Hala leads the team with 25 tackles. The St. John Bosco running game — led by junior Rayshon Luke — is averaging 8.6 yards per carry. Luke has gone for 267 yards and four TDs on just 18 carries, a 14.8 average.
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