Alemany’s defense shines, but offense struggles in loss to St. John Bosco

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BELLFLOWER – The MaxPreps.com No. 1 precocious schoolhouse shot squad successful the nation, Mater Dei, was successful Texas this play astatine Duncanville High playing successful its 10,000-seat stadium. Mater Dei won 45-3 successful what was drummed up arsenic a California versus Texas showdown.

It was a connection that showed however bully the shot successful Southern California is. So, erstwhile Alemany came to Bellflower to instrumentality connected St. John Bosco, the No. 2-ranked squad successful the country, it was going to supply a litmus trial for wherever Alemany sits.

Alemany’s effect of that test: a 24-3 nonaccomplishment to St. John Bosco Friday night.

The Braves were led by backmost Katin Houser, who threw for 201 yards and a touchdown. Running backmost Rayshon Luke ran for 77 yards and Michael Hayes added 72 yards and a score.

It was Alemany’s defence that shined, led by Notre Dame-bound linebacker Niuafe Tuihalamaka, but adjacent erstwhile providing the discourtesy with a abbreviated field, the Warriors couldn’t capitalize.

“Our defence gave america plentifulness of opportunities,” Alemany manager Casey Clausen said. “Those that cognize america offensively cognize that 24 points (last week against Lone Peak) and 3 contiguous is not what we do, we’ve got to beryllium better.”

  • Bosco QB Katin Houser looks for a receiver successful Bellflower connected Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

  • Bosco’s David Mayoral gets acceptable to participate the tract with the U.S. emblem successful Bellflower connected Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

  • St. John Bosco’s caput manager Jason Negro watches from the sideline successful Bellflower connected Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

  • St. John Bosco QB Pierce Clarkson fires a walk up the tract successful Bellflower connected Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

  • Alemany’s Kevin Green Jr. slips arsenic helium tries to crook astir and debar Bosco’s Jalen Woods, left, and Peyton Woodyard successful Bellflower connected Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

  • Bosco defenders RJ Jones and Jshawn Frausto-Ramos (12) driblet a would-be interception arsenic they collide connected the shot thrown to Alemany’s Joseph Swen successful Bellflower connected Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

  • Bosco’s Xavier Mangum puts Alemany QB Dylan Gebbia connected the crushed aft Gebbia threw the shot successful Bellflower connected Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

  • Alemany receiver Caiou Chatman tries to debar the tackle by Bosco’s RJ Jones successful Bellflower connected Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

  • Alemany QB Dylan Gebbia throws the shot arsenic he’s pressured by Bosco’s Branson Whitby successful Bellflower connected Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

  • A wide unfastened Bosco receiver Logan Booher hauls successful a archetypal down walk successful Bellflower connected Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

  • A shot thrown to Bosco receiver Jahlil McClain is conscionable retired of scope successful Bellflower connected Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

  • Bosco moving backmost Rayshon Luke runs the shot aft a handoff from QB Katin Houser successful Bellflower connected Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

  • Alemany caput manager Casey Clausen works the sideline successful Bellflower connected Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

  • Alemany’s Jaylen Thompson gets immoderate blocks connected a tally successful Bellflower connected Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

  • Despite the fumble by Alemany QB Dylan Gebbia, helium was capable to propulsion it for a archetypal down successful Bellflower connected Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

  • Bosco WR Logan Booher hauls successful a 39 gait TD walk for a 2nd 4th touchdown arsenic he’s defended by Alemany’s Ephesians Prysock successful Bellflower connected Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

  • Bosco’s Ephesians Prysock (17) celebrates his touchdown with teammate Joseph Swen successful Bellflower connected Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

  • Alemany’s Jaylen Thompson is stopped by Bosco’s Matayo Uiagalelei successful Bellflower connected Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

  • Bosco’s Michael Hayes escapes a tackle en way to a touchdown tally successful Bellflower connected Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

  • St. John Bosco RB Michael Hayes celebrates a 2nd 4th touchdown successful Bellflower connected Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

Alemany (0-2) was successful the reddish portion doubly Friday nighttime and couldn’t people a touchdown. In the archetypal half, the Warriors started a possession connected the Braves’ 34-yard line. On a 3rd down, backmost Dylan Gebbia picked up a atrocious drawback and rolled close to find Ephesians Prysock to person a archetypal down. It kept the drive, and hope, alive. But the thrust was yet thwarted by a sack connected 3rd down connected the 9-yard line.

A touchdown would person made the people 10-7, but alternatively Alemany had to settee for a tract extremity from Diego Valencia to marque it 10-3 with 2:27 near successful the opening half.

Gebbia divided clip astatine backmost with sophomore Anthony Wolter. Gebbia finished with 61 yards passing. Wolter had 62.

St. John Bosco (2-0) responded with an 80-yard thrust successful 78 seconds capped by a 29-yard transportation from Houser to Jaceon Doss to marque it 17-3, the eventual halftime score.

“I felt similar we person the endowment to play with them,” Tuihalamaka said. “I felt similar our defence did well, but we suffer arsenic a team. We person to get better.”

It was different speedy thrust for St. John Bosco to commencement the 2nd half, conscionable 2 minutes and forty seconds. Most of the enactment done by Luke with runs of 20 and 28 yards earlier Pierce Clarkson deed Chedon James connected a 10-yard hook up to marque it 24-3 with 9:20 near successful the 3rd frame. No points were scored for the remainder of the game.

Alemany was wrong the 5-yard enactment to commencement the 4th quarter, but couldn’t person a touchdown. Two passes went incomplete.

“We tin enactment up with anyone connected defense. Stop the tally and play antheral connected the outside. Up front, our physicality, was good,” said Clausen. “That’s ever the biggest quality erstwhile we play these large teams successful the Trinity League is the size. I thought we did beauteous well.”

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