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Football: Servite faces ultimate test in De La Salle

With the grueling Trinity League gauntlet looming, Anaheim Servite faces the ultimate challenge tonight in its final tuneup -- an intersectional showdown against defending CIF state bowl Open Division champion and national powerhouse Concord De La Salle.

Both teams are in a transition phase after the departure of longtime successful coaches. Servite is off to a solid 3-1 start in its first season under A.J. Gass, a star linebacker for the Friars in the early 1990s. Gass has taken over for Troy Thomas, who led the team to seven league titles, two Pac-5 Division titles and a state bowl championship before leaving in March to take the head coaching job at Encino...

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