Mililani to play St. John Bosco in California

St. John Bosco's Clifford Simms (22) celebrated with Joseph Taliauli (45) after Simms' fumble recovery for a touchdown in a 2014 game against Saint Louis. Honolulu Star-Advertiser/Jamm Aquino

Mililani will visit St. John Bosco for a football game against the Braves in Bellflower, Calif., on Aug. 31.

This will be the third trip in the last four seasons for the Trojans. They defeated Clayton Valley Charter 49-30 in Concord, Calif., last season. In 2015, they visited Liberty in Las Vegas and lost 76-53.

Those are the only two times Mililani has played an opponent from the mainland.

A year ago, the Trojans went 10-2, losing to Kahuku 35-31 in the OIA title game and then losing to Saint Louis 47-23 in the semifinals of the Open Division state tournament.

St. John Bosco went 12-3 in 2017, losing to national champion Mater Dei in the California Interscholastic Federation Division I championship game.

In 2014, the Braves visited Honolulu, beating Saint Louis 63-14 at Aloha Stadium.

MaxPreps’s computers ranked St. John Bosco as the No. 3 team in the nation in 2017. The Braves were also No. 8 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 (noncomputer) poll.

St. John Bosco was also the national title-winning team on several season-ending polls in 2013.


  1. "UNITY=STRENGTH" March 2, 2018 10:48 pm

    Training should be starting for the teams already especially playing schools from the mainland or not. In the speed department waiting for summer goin be to late for some training the body takes time the muscles need to get adjusted to the stressess you give it that said stretching right comes in and is very important in gaining top speed etc.

  2. ??? March 3, 2018 4:55 am

    I give coach York a lot of credit because he’s not afraid to play anybody, anywhere! Good luck boys…

  3. Charles Amai March 3, 2018 8:44 am

    Awesome brawl setup for Mililani. Bosco’s QB is a beast and Coach York will hopefully have the answer.

  4. The CHURCH is TRUE! March 3, 2018 2:03 pm

    Bosco QB is my nephew!!! But I gotta go wt the 808

  5. ??? March 4, 2018 7:40 am

    Bosco QB is very talented and he is as Big as a Lineman..

  6. @76SOUTH March 4, 2018 8:40 am

    Bosco is loaded! Bosco by 28. Could be more!

  7. rrforlifebaby March 4, 2018 10:53 am

    Will be cheering for the Trojans, but playing SJB on the mainland is a tall order.

  8. Mahatma Gandhi March 4, 2018 11:45 am

    This tells me Mililani is serious about winning Hawaii state football championships. They are not content to just compete for the OIA title. But how can they compete for recruits with St Louis? What can Mililani offer that St Louis cannot? There is a lot of prestige in knowing that you boy gets a free ride at a private school because of his talents on the field. It’s not about “education”.

  9. 4 Generations @ SL March 4, 2018 12:58 pm

    Mahatma Ghandi … Support your assertion that “it’s not about education “. How many OIA student athletes (football) historically have attended CAL, UCLA, USC, NOTRE DAME, OHIO STATE, MICHIGAN, or IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS ? …
    St. Louis and All ILH schools stress Education First, 2.3 or Take a Knee. Please include statistical evidence regarding St. Louis not insuring that All graduating students are not prepared to enroll and attend a post high school educational institution.

  10. Mr M. March 5, 2018 11:33 am

    Talofa lava,
    I received an email from my best man that he was coming to the mainland this summer, for a high school football game. He then wrote that it was to play some school in Bellflower-CA, name Bosco or something like that; anyways, I am so happy that I’ll see my good buddy after all these years. It will be 44 years by game time since he and I stood at the alter and looked-on as my beautiful Ululani, ever so gracefully, walked down the plumeria draped aisle. It’s going to be a wonderful summer. And the game will be icing on the cake, even if it’s a running clock by 4th qtr, it’ll be fun and exciting. Hopefully, Bosco will have some island style kaukau at the snack bar. It’s great having an island school dedicate the opening of our brand new football stadium. Mahalo, and fa’afetai. Mr. M. PS…my son was football captain ’98.

  11. Coach C March 5, 2018 12:45 pm

    Mililani does not have the defense to stay with Bosco. But this is a good test. Probem is, Gabriel will be getting hit by D1 prospects across the D front. Stay safe.

  12. rrforlifebaby March 5, 2018 2:11 pm

    It’ll be a good learning experience for the Trojans. Their O should have some success against the Braves, but I agree with Coach C that the Trojan D won’t match up well.

  13. Kamehameha#1 March 7, 2018 11:30 am

    Doesn’t make sense! Why would you go to the Mainland when you are already going to play St. louis, Punahou, Kamehameha, and Kahuku? I hope their bench are deep!

  14. TooMeke March 9, 2018 8:56 am

    Good luck Trojans! Support da locals. Don’t think it’ll be close, but hoping…

  15. @76SOUTH March 26, 2018 7:28 am

    Kamehameha#1- playing St. Louis and Kahuku I can see that but Kamehameha? Gonna have to put u on C’MON MAAAAANNN!! Mililani will smash you guys and everybody else in the OIA except Kahuku and St Louis. Anyways, rumorville is Coach York put his name in at Farrington and had his interview already with Tanaka.

  16. Katosan August 29, 2018 7:47 am

    This is going to be uglier than Sarah Sanders without makeup.

    Bosco by 6 TDS

  17. Katosan August 29, 2018 7:52 am

    Bosco has the best QB in the class of 2020.
    He’s so good, he supplanted 2nd string Bosco QB, Joey Yellen in 2016 to back up Re-Al Mitchell, committed to Iowa State. Yellen left to Mission Viejo where he became a 4 star QB committed to ASU. He took Re-Al’s job halfway thru last season putting a D1 QB, and state title winner on the bench.

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