Two of the highest high school football programs within the nation will do battle this upcoming season, as Duncanville and Mater Dei announced Friday that they’re going to play in August.
Mater Dei will visit Texas to require on Duncanville, which has amassed a 50-5 record over the last five seasons. Mater Dei is 45-3 over that very same span.
Mater Dei’s trip to the Lone Star State will mark the primary time a nationally ranked California team traveled to Texas since De La Salle high school lost to Trinity highschool in 2015.
Both Duncanville and Mater Dei will feature loaded rosters per the standard in 2021. Duncanville boasts 10 players who are three-star recruits or better within the class of 2022, consistent with 247Sports. Headlining that group is five-star defensive lineman Omari Abor, three-star linebacker and Oklahoma State commit Jordan Crook, and four-star interior offensive lineman Jaylen Early.
Mater Dei, meanwhile, has 12 players rated as a three-star recruit or better. Five-star cornerback and USC commit Domani Jackson and four-star back and Oklahoma commits Raleek Brown are two of the most important names among the group. The Monarchs even have a rising star under center, as quarterback Elijah Brown looked the part as a freshman.
Duncanville’s 2021 schedule features high-profile Texas matchups against DeSoto on Sept. 17 and Cedar Hill on Oct. 22, also as an out-of-state matchup against Bishop Sycamore in September. Mater Dei’s schedule is loaded with the highest programs in California, like Centennial on Aug. 20, St. John Bosco on Oct. 1, and Servite on Oct. 22.