2022 EAGLES

St. John Bosco 56 - Eagles 14

BELLFLOWER, CA., October 28, 2022 – Junior running back Cameron Jones rushed for 110 yards and three touchdowns to lead St. John Bosco to a 56-14 victory over Santa Margarita Catholic in the regular season finale for both schools. The 6-2, 232-pound back imposed his will on the Eagles defense early, accounting for 30 yards of offense on the Braves’ opening possession, capping off the drive with a one-yard plunge up the middle for a touchdown to put Bosco up 7-0.

On the next possession, Eagles sophomore quarterback Bekkem Kritza, filling in for an injured Jaxon Potter, scored a one-yard touchdown on a keeper to answer and tie the game at 7-7. Kritza led SMC on back-to-back scoring drives with the second score punctuated with a beautiful back-shoulder fade by freshman wide receiver Trent Mosley from 16-yards out. SMC led 14-7 at the close of the first quarter. Mosley finished the game with two catches for 90 yards and a touchdown.

SJB tied the game when senior wide receiver Israel Polk caught a short pass from quarterback Pierce Clarkson and turned it into a 36-yard touchdown. The Braves’ running game took over in the second quarter with a five-yard touchdown run from Jones and a 38-yarder from senior flex Eric Denham that put the Braves on top 28-14. Just before the end of the first half, Clarkson found senior wide receiver Jahlil McClain in the back of the end zone for a 9-yard touchdown that put the Braves up 35-14. Picking up where they left off in the first half, Denham and Jones each scored another touchdown in the third quarter as Bosco pulled ahead 49-14 and put the game away.

Kritza was 14-of- 22 (63.6%) for 175 yards. Receiver Bain Eiseman caught four passes for 101 yards. Emmett Mosley nabbed four receptions for 34 yards. The defense was led by Noah Sulick with 12 tackles and Jacob Bower with 10 tackles. Gage Burnett logged five tackles and one sack. Sophomore Brock DeFries notched his first-career interception.

St John Bosco 7 28 14 7 56
Santa Margarita 14 0 0 0 14
           

SJB – Jones 1 run (Lee kick)
SM – Kritza 1 run (Schuster kick)
SM – T. Mosley 16 pass from Kritza (Schuster kick)
SJB – Polk 36 pass from Clarkson (Lee kick)
SJB – Jones 7 run (Lee kick)
SJB – Denham 38 run (Lee kick)
SJB – McClain 9 pass from Clarkson (Lee kick)
SJB – Denham 1 run (Lee kick)
SJB – Jones 7 run (Lee kick)
SJB – Hansen 7 run (Lee kick)

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing: SM - Fuimaono 4-8, Lendsey 5-6; SJB - Jones 17-111
Passing: SM - Kritza 14-22-0-175, Burke 2-2-0-32; SJB - Clarkson 13-15-0-123
Receiving: SM - Eiseman 4-101, E. Mosley 5-34, Lopez 3-20; SJB - Polk 3-44, Denham 3-38

 

Compiled by Chuck Nan
Statistics by Shane Mielke

 

St. John Bosco football handles Santa Margarita

BELLFLOWER – Junior running back Cameron Jones rushed for 110 yards and three touchdowns to lead the St. John Bosco Braves to a 56-14 victory over the Santa Margarita Eagles Friday night.

The 6-foot-2, 232-pound running back imposed his will on the Eagles defense early, accounting for 30 yards of offense on the Braves’ opening possession, capping off the drive with a 1-yard plunge up the middle for a touchdown to put Bosco up 7-0.

On the next possession, Eagles sophomore quarterback Bekkem Kritza scored a 1-yard touchdown run to answer and tie the game at 7-7.

Kritza led Santa Margarita (6-4, 2-3) on back-to-back scoring drives, the second was punctuated with a beautiful back-shoulder fade to freshman wide receiver Trent Mosley for a 16-yard touchdown and the Eagles led 14-7 with three seconds left in the first quarter. Mosley finished the game with two catches for 90 yards and a touchdown.

“I thought we played really well after got behind, it was something we hadn’t had to experience a little bit this year,” said St. John Bosco head coach Jason Negro. “We came out here and made them earn everything they got.”

St. John Bosco (9-1, 4-1) tied the game when senior wide receiver Israel Polk caught a short pass from quarterback Pierce Clarkson and turned it into a 36-yard touchdown.

The Braves’ running game took over in the second quarter with a 5-yard touchdown run from Jones and a 38-yarder from senior flex Eric Denham that put the Braves on top 28-14.

Just before the end of the first half, Clarkson found senior wide receiver Jahlil McClain in the back of the end zone for a 9-yard touchdown that put the Braves up 35-14.

Picking up where they left off in the first half, Denham and Jones each scored another touchdown in the third quarter as Bosco pulled ahead 49-14.

“I felt like we ran the ball well, both sides of the ball we did great, I felt like in every aspect we did great,” Jones said. “I know we have the players to make it all the way to the end, it’s just a mental thing.”

By Jeremy Taylor
Friday, October 28, 2022
The Orange County Register