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Mater Dei vs St. John Bosco Live 2023 CIF Southern Section Division 1 football Championship Final

The Mater Dei football team will face off tonight in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 finals to clinch the state championship game against St. John Bosco . The 2023 CIF Southern Section Division 1 football championship games will be played Friday,  24 November 7pm. Mater Dei has played well since its 28-0 loss to St. John Bosco on Oct. 13 but must overcome several challenges from the defending Division 1 champions in Friday’s game at the Coliseum.

Mater Dei vs St. John Bosco Live Final (3 Days  Trial)

They played each other in the Division 1 final last season and the season before that. The Division 1 championship game from 2016 to 2019 was Mater Dei vs. St. John Bosco. The 2021 final was a Mater Dei-Servite game, and the pandemic forced the cancellation of the football playoffs for the 2020 season, which was originally a condensed season played in the spring of 2021.

The CIF Southern Section holds its football “press conference” luncheon on the Monday of championship game week each year. Coaches and players from Mater Dei and St. John Bosco, as usual, occupy the two Division 1 tables.The Monarchs (11-1) and Braves (11-1) will play each other in the Division 1 final at the Coliseum on Friday, the sixth time in the last seven playoff years that the two will meet in that game.

Why do these two teams keep playing each other in the Division 1 final?

HS State Football Mater Dei senior safety Jelney Davis said he and others choose Mater Dei or St. John Bosco for the challenges of playing at Mater Dei-St. John Bosco game.The dudes who go to Mater Dei and Bosco want to play with the best and compete with the best, said Davis, who committed to Utah. St. John Bosco coach Jason Negro said much of that comes from how Mater Dei and Bosco challenge each other.

When we seem to get better they find a way to get better themselves, said Negro, a St. John Bosco alum who is in his 14th season as the Braves’ coach after coaching at Trabuco Hills. People are going to have to continue to catch up with with what we’re doing and I’m certainly not going to apologize for it because I’m very proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish. We couldn’t have done it without somebody like Mater Dei trying to make us better.

Mater Dei coach Frank McManus said, It’s the same idea. Good talent, good resources, good structure and we both get guys off to college. Both schools have a commitment to their football programs that help them function at a high level year in and year out.

It’s just the level of culture of preparation, said St. John Bosco senior linebacker Jordan Lockhart who committed to Texas A&M. It all starts with the coaching staff. We have a real college-level of coaching. When they put that knowledge into high school football it creates a lot of separation between us and the other schools.

In most of the seasons in which Mater Dei and St. John Bosco played each other in the playoffs, one team won their Trinity League regular-season game and the other team won in the playoffs. St. John Bosco beat Mater Dei in a league game last month 28-0.

It’s almost like we feel each other out the first time through, said McManus, in his first season as Monarchs head coach after serving as an assistant coach the seven previous years. And it’s the usual thing, that it’s hard to beat a good team twice.