High school football is an integral part of American culture, fostering a sense of community, pride and athleticism. Among the many prominent high school football teams across the nation, Mater Dei High School stands tall with its rich history and incredible achievements. As we delve into Mater Dei football 2023 schedule, we’ll explore the key matchups against formidable opponents like Corona Centennial, St. Frances Academy, and St. John Bosco. This article will delve into the significance of high school football, the excitement surrounding the upcoming season, and the impact it has on student-athletes and their communities.
The 2023 season promises to be an exhilarating one for Mater Dei and their fans. The team’s schedule features several high-profile matchups that are sure to draw attention from football enthusiasts across the country. Notably, the Monarchs will face off against three prominent opponents that will test their skills and determination – Corona Centennial, St. Frances Academy, and St. John Bosco.
The Monarchs open Trinity League action with two home games starting with Servite (Anaheim, Calif.) on Sept. 29 followed by JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano) on Oct. 6.
Mark your calendars for Oct. 13 for the annual showdown against St. John Bosco (Bellflower), the reigning MaxPreps National Champion. This has turned into the best rivalry in high school football over the last seven years and expect more fireworks whether the game is at St. John Bosco or SoFi Stadium. The Monarchs have won eight of the previous 12 meetings. Both teams have finished ranked No. 1 in the final MaxPreps Top 25 twice since 2017. Mater Dei did in 2017 and 2021 while St. John Bosco accomplished that feat in 2019 and last season.
An Oct. 20 road matchup at Orange Lutheran (Orange, Calif.) and home contest against Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita) a week later closes the regular season.
Mater Dei returns a lot of talent from last year’s 12-1 team that finished ranked at No. 3 in the final MaxPreps Top 25, headlined by starting quarterback Elijah Brown. He’s gone 29-1 during his career and will have a great offensive line protecting him led by Brandon Baker and DeAndre Carter. They are loaded with skill position players that includes Marcus Brown, Jordon Davison, Nate Frazier, Marcus Harris and Jack Ressler.
They return 10 of 11 starters on defense, led by five-star edge rusher Nasir Wyatt, five-star defensive lineman Aydin Breland and four-star cornerback Zabien Brown.
Mater Dei High School football 2023 Schedule
Aug. 18 — at Centennial (Corona)
Aug. 26 — at Bingham (South Jordan, Utah)
Sept. 2 — vs. Creekside (Fairburn, Ga.)
Sept. 9 — vs. Kahuku (Hawaii)
Sept. 22 — at St. Frances Academy (Baltimore)
Sept. 29 — vs. Servite (Anaheim)
Oct. 6 — vs. JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano)
Oct. 13 — at St. John Bosco (Bellflower)
Oct. 20 — at Orange Lutheran (Orange)
Oct. 27 — vs. Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita)
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As Mater Dei High School football team prepares for the 2023 season, fans and enthusiasts eagerly await the exciting matchups on their schedule. The games against Corona Centennial, St. Frances Academy, and St. John Bosco promise to be thrilling and memorable, with the potential for high-stakes drama and extraordinary performances from talented athletes.
It’s clear that the Mater Dei Monarchs are gearing up for another remarkable season on the football field. Whether they emerge victorious or face challenges along the way, one thing is certain: high school football fans are in for a treat as they witness the spirit of competition and camaraderie unfold during these epic matchups.