Well, so much for that idea.
The top two high school football teams in the country may have played at the home of the LA Rams and LA Chargers later this season. One school, however, put a stop to the whole enterprise.
According to Eric Sondheimer of the Los Angeles Times, Mater Dei (Santa Ana) has decided not to play its game against St. John Bosco (Bellflower) in SoFi, although their opponents were ready.
Obviously, playing in an NFL stadium would offer a much larger crowd than those teams are usually used to. SoFi Stadium has a capacity of 70,000 and can hold up to 100,000 for special events.
Odds are, the Monarchs didn’t want to give up any home-court advantage they could get. So instead of playing on the big stage in Inglewood, they will host the Braves in Santa Ana on Friday, October 7th.