Top-ranked Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) has only one test left to finish the season as the No. 1 team in the Super 25 football rankings. The Monarchs defeated then-No. 9 St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 49-24 in the Southern Section Div. I final as quarterback J.T. Daniels passed for 299 yards and five touchdowns.
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Mater Dei will face No. 13 De La Salle (Concord) Dec. 16 in the Open Division Bowl State Championship in Sacramento.
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Eight Super 25 teams won state titles over the weekend: No. 4 South Pointe (Rock Hill, S.C.); No. 6 Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, Tenn.); No. 10 Trinity (Louisville); No. 11 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas); No. 19 Pearl, Miss; No. 20 Martinsburg, W.Va.; No. 23 Chandler, Ariz.; and No. 25 West Point, Miss.
The only Super 25 addition, No. 22 Owasso, Okla., also won a state title. The Rams avenged their only loss with a 21-14 defeat of then No. 17 Union (Tulsa) on Friday as quarterback Will Kuehne ran for two touchdowns.