Football Prep Games of the Week: Don Bosco, Bergen Catholic set for revenge

It’s not the time to suck it up or shut up in high school football season, but it’s coming.

We’re now squarely in the middle of the regular season for most prep teams across America, which means teams are probably starting to move on as games mean more.

It’s also a time for teams playing for state championships to assess a likely list of opponents in the state ahead, renewing old rivalries and matchups as they seek to establish themselves as the team to beat in their states, or, if they’re good enough, all the country.

What are the high school football games to watch this week? Here’s a look at three through

America to stay tuned, all the matchups that will be broadcast live on FloFootball.

NOTE: All start times are listed in Eastern Time and are subject to change.

Life Christian Academy (Chester, Va.) v. DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Maryland)

Since being knocked out by Collins Hill (Suwanee, Ga.) in the Freedom Bowl to open his season, Life Christian has won three straight and reignited the offense, averaging 28.7 points over the past three weeks.

Georgia State and senior member Dorian Fleming has been a solid choice at quarterback, while playing a tough schedule that sees the Eagles play across the country. Last weekend they defeated Canarsie (Brooklyn, New York) 28-14 at SHI Stadium on the Rutgers campus in New Jersey.

2022 Life Christian vs DeMatha Catholic

That tough schedule also means games against standouts like DeMatha, known as a prep powerhouse in numerous sports and currently ranked 25th in the High School Football America 100 Ranking.

Like LCA, DeMatha lost his first game of the year (an 11-6 loss to the Cardinal Gibbons of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) but has responded with three wins in a row. The Stags have done it in dominant fashion, outsourcing foes by a combined 98-0.

Keep an eye out for the 2024 running back and Georgia commits Tovani Mizell in the backfield. It may soon be a familiar sight on Saturday nights at the Southeastern Conference.

St. Frances Academy (Baltimore) vs. Dutch Fork (Irmo, South Carolina)

If St. Frances Academy isn’t already on your radar as an elite prep football team, get them on your radar ASAP.

Arguably the best team in Maryland, rich in football, and deservedly in the conversation as the best team in America overall, the Panthers’ roster is packed with elite recruits. His success includes a solid trifecta of wins over East St. Louis, DeSoto (Texas) and Venice (Florida) to start his season.

2022 St. Frances Academy vs Dutch Fork

Part of their high expectations are due to a stacked defensive line that includes four-star Dashawn Womack (LSU commitment), three-star Sam Greene (USC) and three-star Isaiah Neal (Pitt), all of whom are in the Class of 2023.

The class of 2024 is also full of stallions, including four-star quarterback Michael Van Buren, who has been offered a host of top-tier programs, including Alabama, Oklahoma and Michigan, among others.

Dutch Fork is on an incredible 41 win streak in 42 games, dating back to the start of the 2019 season, with the Silver Foxes capturing two state championships in South Carolina in that time frame. They are off to a 5-0 start this season.

James Madison Commitment Jarvis Green is averaging 184 yards per game this year as a running back, but if he can break through the trenches and put up similar production against SFA’s lauded D-line, he can earn more college interest beyond the middle of the game. the main races. offers that he has already received.

Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, NJ) vs. Bergen Catholic (Oradell, NJ)

The 2022 season for Bergen Catholic has been pretty straightforward.

Expected to be one of the best teams in the nation entering the year, the Crusaders have largely lived up to the hype, exploding to a 4-0 start, while maintaining control of a top-5 spot. firsts in the current HSFA 100 at No. 5.

2022 Don Bosco Prep vs Bergen Catholic

But the New Jersey Super Football Conference is one of the best and most competitive in the entire country for a reason, and no team is really safe when it comes to playing in the league.

That’s why Bergen Catholic must take Don Bosco Prep seriously, just 2-2 overall on the year but still ranked in the HSFA 100 as a testament to its quality, as the Ironmen look to start their own league roster with an explosion.

Plus, it’s also a rematch of last year’s state title game in his class, with Don Bosco seeking revenge on Bergen Catholic after a 28-7 loss to the Crusaders at MetLife Stadium.

Sydir Mitchell, a 2023 Texas commit, and Maryland commit DJ Samuels patrol Bergen’s Catholic defensive line as the mainstays of the defense, though it’s Ironmen offensive tackle Chase Bisontis (a Texas A&M commit). ), who will meet them clash by clash in the trenches as the state’s top overall recruit by 2023.

Don Bosco also has the top 2024 recruit in the state, in uncommitted four-star defensive lineman Jordan Thomas, who is 6-foot-5 and 296 pounds, according to 247 Sports.

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