Photo: Raul Romero Jr. Press Telegram

Posted On: 10/16/20 11:45 AM

High school football fans in California have been frustrated watching other states play football while their stadiums sit empty and the pads sit in dark equipment rooms.

Two of the top programs in the state and country gave high school football fans something to look forward to. De La Salle and St. John Bosco will play each other in the season opener on January 8 in a rematch of last season’s CIF State Open Division championship game. The game will be played at the 7.2 million dollar Panish Family Stadium at St. John Bosco.

St. John Bosco won the state championship game last year 49-28 when now Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei threw for 398 yards and four touchdowns. He aso ran for 64 yards and a touchdown in the win. Bosco has won the last three meetings between the two schools.

Both teams had week one in their schedules open up when it was announced in July that football season will be pushed back until January. Each team had games scheduled against out of state opponents and had an opening on the schedule.

De La Salle coach Justin Alumbaugh likes to give the team high profile opponents in

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