Three of Southern California’s elite football teams — including two teams that finished in the top 11 of the final Super 25 rankings last fall — are among 20 teams scheduled to part in the Battle at the Beach 7 on 7 event July 9, organizers told The Los Angeles Times.
Centennial (Corona), St. John Bosco (Bellflower) and Mater Dei (Santa Ana) highlight the field at Edison in Huntington Beach.
The event is in its 18th year and is considered among the top 7 on 7 events in the nation annually.
Centennial (Corona) finished No. 7 last season and adds former Bishop Gorman wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey, considered one of the top receiver recruits in the nation. St. John Bosco finished No. 11 and will be led by quarterback Re-al Mitchell, who takes over the starting spot from Quintin Davis. Mater Dei, which was ranked for much of last season, features Osiris St. Brown, who is ranked among the top 10 prospects in the state.
Narbonne beat Los Alamitos 30-6 to win last year.
According to The Los Angeles Times, the field also includes JSerra, Gardena Serra, Oaks Christian, Valencia, Tesoro, San Diego Mission Hills, Charter Oak, Loyola, Bishop Amat, Santa Margarita, L.A. Cathedral, La Habra, St. Bonaventure, Hart, Narbonne, Corona del Mar and Edison.