Excessive Faculty Soccer: Mater Dei No. 1 faces No. 15 Duncanville in August

Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) Will travel to Texas for a showdown with No. 15 Duncanville on August 27, the schools said on Friday. The Monarchs’ first trip to the Lone Star State will be one of the most anticipated games of the 2021 high school football season.
Joe Maimone of Prep Gridiron Logistics played an important role in setting up and helping get tough matchups out of state at the prep level. Mater Dei is 45-3 for the past five seasons while Duncanville is 50-5 for the same amount of time.

The last time a California national team traveled to Texas was in 2015 when Trinity (Euless, Texas) then became the No. 1 De La Salle (Concord, Calif.), 26-21.

Duncanville head coach Reginald Samples counters with another talented team that will fight for the state title of 6A Division 1.

Edge rusher Omari Abor, offensive lineman Jaylen Early, and Oklahoma State Commit Jordan Crook are among the 10 players rated as three-star recruits or better in the 2022 class by 247Sports.

Mater Dei has notable games to play against Centennial (Corona) on August 20, No. 3 St. John Bosco (Bellflower) on October 1, and No. 21 Servite (Anaheim) on October 22.

Duncanville’s schedule includes showdowns against district rivals DeSoto on September 17 and Cedar Hill on October 22, as well as another matchup outside of the state against Bishop Sycamore (Columbus, Ohio) on September 10.

On July 5th, MaxPreps will highlight the 10 biggest games of the 2021 season as part of our preview series. See the full list below.

Preview of the 2021 football season

June 29 – MaxPrep’s Top 100 High School Football Teams

July 1st – Best team in all 50 states

July 5th – Top 10 games

July 7th – Top 10 toughest schedules

July 9 – Top 10 Quarterbacks

July 12th – Top 10 running backs

July 14th – Top 10 wide receivers

July 15th – Top 10 tight ends

July 16 – Top 10 offensive lineman

July 19 – Top 10 defensive lineman

July 20th – Top 10 linebackers

July 21 – Top 10 defensive defenders

July 23rd – Top 10 players

July 26th – Preseason Sophomore All-America Team

July 28 – Preseason Junior All-America Team

July 30th – Preseason All-America Team

August 3rd – Top soccer players in all 50 states

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