Chad Johnson

St. John Bosco-Mater Dei playoff game features a quarterback matchup for the ages

St. John Bosco-Mater Dei playoff game features a quarterback matchup for the ages

If you have no allegiance to Bellflower St. John Bosco or Santa Ana Mater Dei, but are a fan of high school football, Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. Southern Section Division 1 championship game at Cerritos College is a must-see event.

The two starting quarterbacks, sophomore D.J. Uiagalelei of St. John Bosco and junior J.T. Daniels of Mater Dei, are destined to become nationally recognized athletes.

Uiagalelei, 6 foot 4, 230 pounds, is having a better sophomore season than Josh Rosen did in 2012 for the Braves. St. John Bosco’s brain trust, head coach Jason Negro and offensive coordinator Chad Johnson, thought they were fortunate having Rosen, who’s gone on to UCLA and could be the...

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