2. St. John Bosco
Location: Bellflower, Calif.
17-18 Record: 11-3
Final Super 25 Rank: 14
Why them: The Braves played one of the toughest schedules in the country last season and while they didn’t repeat as state champions, that schedule should pay dividends this season.
Start with quarterback D.J. Uiagalei, who is considered by many to be the top quarterback in the 2020 class. He’s 6-4 and 240 pounds, can throw 75 yards and passed for 2,733 yards with 29 TDs and two interceptions last season.
There are plenty of solid players around him, including senior all-state RB George Holani (1,152 yards and 14 TDs rushing), senior TE Jude Wolfe, senior WR Jake Bailey (838 yards, four TDs) and WR Colby Bowman (564 yards, seven TDs), a Stanford commit.
The defense returns key seniors CB Chris Steele, LB Ralen Goforth and DT Na’im Rodman.