Football: Mater Dei is impressive in scrimmage
With rival coaches Bob Johnson (Mission Viejo) and Jason Negro (St. John Bosco) looking on, Santa Ana Mater Dei faced Los Angeles Loyola in a scrimmage Saturday at Loyola.
The word is the Monarchs looked effective behind quarterback Max Wittek, scoring twice and shutting out the Cubs when it was first string against first string.
Loyola lost a scoring opportunity with a fumble on the one-yard line.
Action officially begins next week for both schools, with Mater Dei playing Carson on Saturday at Santa Ana Bowl and Loyola playing at Manhattan Beach Mira Costa on Friday.
-- Eric Sondheimer