Before all the top Week 6 college football matchups on Saturday, two premier high school teams filled with the next generation of collegiate stars will square off on Friday night. The top teams in the MaxPreps national football rankings, No. 1 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) and No. 2 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) will determine who will likely spend the rest of the high school season as the nation's top program. Mater Dei won a state championship last season against the Servite (Anaheim, Calif.) team that bounced Bosco from the playoffs, and on Friday, the Braves will have the chance to make up for the missed matchup with national fanfare. Follow it here.
Kickoff is set for 10:30 p.m. ET at Santa Ana Stadium. Bosco hasn't defeated Mater Dei since 2018, when the game was played at a neutral site. The two sides are each 5-5 against each other in their last 10 meetings. Find out more about this matchup and follow it at MaxPreps here.
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How to track St. John Bosco vs. Mater Dei
- St. John Bosco vs. Mater Dei date: Friday, Oct. 7
- St. John Bosco vs. Mater Dei time: 10:30 p.m. ET
- St. John Bosco vs. Mater Dei game page: Follow game at MaxPreps
What you need to know about St. John Bosco
Step 1 of Bosco's revenge tour this season is complete, following a dominant 49-3 win over Servite last week. The impressive defensive showing was spear-headed by junior linebacker Kyngstonn Viliamu-Asa, who finished the game with an interception and 12 total tackles. Viliamu-Asa is a composite four-star recruit in the 247Sports 2024 football rankings, with close to 20 offers from Power Five college football programs.
Mammoth defensive tackle Vaka Hansen also made a huge impact with 11 total tackles at the line of scrimmage. Hansen doesn't have as extensive of an offer list as some of his high-profile teammates, but he does hold offers from Fresno State and TCU. He is joined on the defensive front by composite five-star defensive end Matayo Uiagalelei, as well as Washington commits Sua Lefotu and Deven Bryant. Follow St. John Bosco's game here.
What you need to know about Mater Dei
The Monarchs had a little bit of a close call last week against JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.), but pulled out the 21-13 win. Sophomore linebacker Nasir Wyatt had a sack and five total tackles, including 2.5 for a loss to help preserve the win. Wyatt is already marked as a five-star prospect in the 247Sports composite 2025 football recruiting rankings, and he has seven sacks with 15 tackles for loss on the season.
Wyatt is part of a stacked group of Mater Dei linebackers that also includes four-star senior Leviticus Su'a, and junior three-star prospect Ramere Davis. The strength of Mater Dei's roster comes from its junior class, which also includes four-star defensive lineman Aydin Breland, and a pair of four-star cornerbacks in Brandon Baker and Khristian Dunbar-Hawkins. The Monarchs almost got caught in a lookahead spot last week, but will be motivated to continue their recent success against Bosco on Friday night. Follow Mater Dei's game here.
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