Here’s an inside look at the CIF Southern Section Division 1/2 St. John Bosco Braves football team.
2018 IN REVIEW
13-1, (5-0) Trinity League champions, Division 1 Southern Section runners up (lost 17-13 to Mater Dei)
Jason Negro is entering his 10th season as the head coach at St. John Bosco.
DJ Uiagalelei QB Sr. 6-5 245
Kris Hutson WR Sr. 5-11 170
Jode McDuffie WR, KR, PR Jr. 5-10 166
Jonathan Vaughns FS, WR Sr. 6-2 216
Jake Newman FS Sr. 6-1 196
Ma’a Gaoteote MLB Jr. 6-2 228
Logan Loya WR, KR, PR Sr. 6-0 177
Rayshon Luke RB So. 5-8 153
Nathaniel Jones RB Sr. 5-10 213
Kourt Williams II SS, OLB Sr. 6-1 210
Nathan Burrell DE So. 6-1 223
Matayo Uiagalelei TE, DE Fr. 6-5 221
Kobe Pepe DT, DE Sr. 6-2 299
Drake Metcalf OT, C Sr. 6-2 265
Maximus Gibbs G Jr. 6-6 385
Earnest Greene OT So. 6-5 325
Beaux Collins WR, SS, FS Jr. 6-3 180
THREE TO SEE
DJ Uiagalelei QB
Clemson commit. A consensus top quarterback in the 2020 recruiting class. Threw for 3,366 yards and 48 TDs last season. Also plays baseball.
Logan Loya WR, KR, PR
National recruit and Orange Lutheran transfer. Made 73 catches for 1,057 yards and 11 TDs last season for the Lancers.
Kourt Williams II SS, OLB
Ohio State commit and leader of the defense.
It’s disappointing, but St. John Bosco’s season doesn’t really start until the Southern Section championship game. No one wants to hear it, but that’s the truth.
This team is loaded and will play Mater Dei in the Division I title game. The Braves have lost the last two years in that game and are desperate to get a win against their archrivals to win a title. The two teams meet in the regular season at Bosco on October 25.