Tickets for St. John Bosco-Mater Dei football game sell out in four minutes

Mater Dei wide receiver Kody Epps is pursued by St. John Bosco outside linebacker Kourt Williams II, right.
Mater Dei wide receiver Kody Epps, pursued by St. John Bosco outside linebacker Kourt Williams II, right, runs in the first touchdown of the teams’ game in 2019.
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The remaining 2,500 general admission seats for Friday night’s football game between Santa Ana Mater Dei and St. John Bosco were put online to be sold at 9 a.m. on Monday. It took four minutes for them to be sold for what is now a sold-out game for St. John Bosco’s 6,000-seat stadium in Bellflower.

“We’re a little in shock,” said St. John Bosco’s football operations manager, Jesse Christensen. “Everybody was sitting at their computer. I was sitting here and watching it. It was shocking.”

St. John Bosco used It limited the amount of tickets available to four per buyer. The game is set for 7:30 p.m. and matches No. 1 Mater Dei against No. 2 St. John Bosco.

“Honestly, this is the game everyone wants to be at,” Christensen said. “I’m just in shock it took four minutes. We’ll be bursting at the seams and it will be awesome.”

Already on Craigslist, someone was asking $500 for four tickets. In 2019, tickets were being sold for $200 on Craigslist for the game.


No. 1 Mater Dei faces No. 2 St. John Bosco in the annual Trinity League showdown on Friday night to highlight a big week for high school football.

Sept. 26, 2021