Note: Ryan McMahon’s grade has been corrected on this post.
Mater Dei’s football team and some of its up-and-coming players reached the finals of the Air Strike passing tournament Saturday but fell to Long Beach Poly, 21-14, at Dana Hills.
The Monarchs were led by junior-to-be quarterback Ryan McMahon, who showed a good arm and the ability to connect with several receivers.
Poly sealed the victory with an interception but McMahon had an excellent day.
The player who jumped out the most for Mater Dei might have have been wide out/outside linebacker Thomas Duarte (6-3, 225). The junior-to-be is a big guy who can move. A few times, Duarte lined up on offense next to Josh Cook (6-4, 235), so McMahon has some very big targets.
Mater Dei receiver Jameson Field also had a big day.
In the semifinals,
Mater Dei defeated Los Alamitos, 31-19, while Long Beach Poly edged Edison.
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