BELLFLOWER, Calif. – St. John Bosco, the top-ranked team in the SBLive Power 25, jumped out to a 21-0 lead against No. 18 Miami Central early in the first quarter on Friday, and the Braves never looked back in a dominant 35-12 season-opening victory.
Jabari Bates had two rushing touchdowns and a touchdown catch for the Braves. Pierce Clarkson completed seven of 10 passes for 133 yards and three TDs. Chedon James led Bosco with 141 yards receiving and a touchdown catch, while Jahlil McClain also had a receiving touchdown.
Ean Pope scored Central’s lone touchdown on a pass from Dylan Tulloch, and Caleb McKenzie had an interception for the Rockets.
Watch full game highlights from Bosco’s victory: