Six fourth-quarter lead changes, 96 combined points, 30 NCAA Division I prospects, and 48 minutes of unbelievable football later, St. John Bosco won an absolute classic CIF Southern Section Division 1 semifinal against Corona Centennial, 49-47.
St. John Bosco quarterback Re’Al Mitchell was sensational, going 17-for-22 for 287 yards and three touchdowns, while rushing for 122 yards and another score, including the go-ahead 63-yard touchdown with just over 5 minutes left.
Centennial faced a double-digit deficit early in the second half, but the Huskies rolled off 20 consecutive points to regain the lead. Running back Miles Reed scored twice in that scoring surge, and quarterback Tanner McKee added a touchdown run at the start of the fourth quarter to give Centennial the 34-28 advantage at one point.
Reed rushed for 231 yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries, while McKee completed 15-of-22 passes for 232 yards and three scores, including six connections with senior receiver Justin Fisher for 111 yards and two touchdowns.