Excessive Faculty Soccer: MaxPreps No. 1 Mater Dei publishes the schedule for 2021 with a Texas showdown in Duncanvillecan
Thirty-nine days remain before the preseason MaxPreps # 1 team – Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) – begins its 2021 season. Every year the Monarchs put together one of the toughest schedules in the country and this season it won’t be any different.
The Monarchs open on August 20 against Inland Empire Power, Centennial (Corona, California) and the matchup against the Huskies is one of four games against the MaxPreps Top 100 teams of the preseason. Bruce Rollinson’s group could add another as Mater Dei is still looking for opponents on Sept 3rd and 11th.
Recently MaxPreps released our top 10 games of the year and the Monarchs were featured in three games, led by the Texas Showdown on August 27th against # 15 Duncanville, Texas. For the first time since 2015, a California national team is traveling to the Lone Star State.
The Monarchs begin the Trinity League action on October 1st with a major street test against the long-term enemy and No. 3 St. John Bosco (Bellflower). These two powerhouses closed with a 34-17 win for Mater Dei last spring to end a 5-0 season.
Three weeks after the game against the Braves, the Monarchs No. 21 Servite (Anaheim) before finishing the regular season against JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano) on October 29.
This is the third time in five years that Rollinson and the Monarchs have started the season as the No. 1 team in the MaxPreps Top 25 and have the talent to underpin that high ranking. They have nearly 30 players with at least one FBS offer, led by five-star cornerback Domani Jackson, four-star linebacker David Bailey, four-star runner Raleek Brown, four-star wide receiver CJ Williams and second quarterback Elijah Brown.
Later this summer we’ll be releasing our top 10 toughest schedules and you can bet Mater Dei will be at or near the top.
Photo by Heston Quan
Elijah Brown, Mater Dei
Mater Dei football schedule 2021
August 20 – at No. 29 Centennial (Corona)
August 27 – at # 15 Duncanville, Texas
September 3 – vs. TBA
September 11 – vs. TBA
* Trinity League storefront
Sept. 24 – vs. The Appearance
Oct. 1 – at No. 3 St. John Bosco (bellflower)
October 8 – at Orange Lutheran (Orange)
October 15 – vs. Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita)
October 23 – vs. No. 21 Servite (Anaheim)
October 29th – against JSerra Katholik (San Juan Capistrano)