St. John Bosco Defeats Alemany 56-14, Advances to Pac-5 Final Against Mater Dei

Braves Advance, Wadood Impressive

The St. John Bosco Braves defeated the Alemany Warriors 56-14 Friday night in Mission Hills to advance to the CIFSS Pac-5 Championship game.

The undefeated Braves were led by the stellar play of senior Jaleel Wadood, who stepped up for Bosco with two touchdowns and two interceptions on the night.

St. John Bosco took the early 7-0 lead on a sweet touchdown strike from junior Josh Rosen to Wadood.

The Braves defense, anchored by standout senior linebacker Chandler Leniu, bottled up the Warriors offense for most of the evening. Leading 7-0, Rosen linked up with senior playmaker Shay Fields on a 27-yard touchdown to extend the Braves advantage.

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St. John Bosco added another touchdown before halftime on a short plunge by Manasseh Anesi. Alemany's final drive of the half was cut short by a Jaleel Wadood interception. The Braves held a 21-0 lead at the half.

Bosco took the opening drive of the second half down the field and cashed it in with another touchdown toss from Rosen to Wadood to extend the lead to 28-0.

On Alemany's next play from scrimmage, the Warriors got on the board with an explosive 80-yard burst from junior Dominic Davis to cut the deficit.

Trailing 28-7, Alemany senior Brandon Boyd came through with a huge interception return for a touchdown that sent the capacity crowd into a frenzy and cut the gap to 28-14.

With the stadium rocking, St. John Bosco proved why they are arguably the best team in the country and responded to the challenge in convincing fashion. The Braves marched down the field and capped the drive with a 19-yard touchdown run from sophomore speedster Sean McGrew to silence the comeback attempt.

Two more short touchdown runs by Anesi and a late touchdown scamper from Clifford Simms sealed the impressive 56-14 victory for the Braves.

St. John Bosco will take on Trinity League foe Mater Dei for the Pac-5 crown next Saturday night at Angel Stadium.