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Mater Dei looks to make strong statement against St. John Bosco

Mater Dei Raphael Jones Jr., left, is able to push St. John Bosco cornerback Tyrel Thomas away to gain big yardage in Norwalk on Friday, October 21, 2016. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Mater Dei Raphael Jones Jr., left, is able to push St. John Bosco cornerback Tyrel Thomas away to gain big yardage in Norwalk on Friday, October 21, 2016. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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This one had “Game of the Year” potential months ago.

It definitely looks like “Game of the Year” now.

Mater Dei plays St. John Bosco on Friday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at El Camino College in Torrance.

The teams are ranked 1-2 in California. CalHiSports.com’s state rankings have Mater Dei at No. 1 and St. John Bosco at No. 2.

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They each won their Trinity League openers last week and both scored twice as many points as their opponents. St. John Bosco defeated Orange Lutheran, 42-21, while Mater Dei beat Santa Margarita, 70-35.

Mater Dei (6-0 overall) and St. John Bosco (5-1) have some interesting recent history. Last season, Mater Dei beat St. John Bosco, 26-21, in their Trinity League matchup. St. John Bosco beat Mater Dei, 42-28, in the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 championship game…

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