Photos: Raleek Brown and Elijah Brown combine for 5 touchdowns in Mater Dei’s CIF Open Division state championship rout

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. – Raleek Brown and Elijah Brown combined for five touchdowns to lead Mater Dei to a 44-7 rout of Serra-San Mateo in the CIF State Open Division championship game at Saddleback College in front of 6,500 fans.

The Monarchs (12-0), who held a commanding 24-0 lead at the half, won their third state championship since 2017 under longtime head coach Bruce Rollinson.

Brown opened the scoring by connecting with receiver Cooper Barkate on a 78-yard touchdown pass with 5:29 left in the first quarter. Brown completed 18-of-25 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns.



(Coach Rollinson (top) photo by Todd Shurtleff; all other photos by Joe Bergman)

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