The No. 10 Duncanville Panthers (Texas) will host the No. 2 Mater Dei Monarchs (California) on Friday night in arguably the biggest game of the 2021 high school football season. The Texas vs. California showdown represents the first clash this season between two Top 10 teams in the SBLive Power 25 rankings.
There are multiple storylines to look at heading into this game, including how Texas teams have fared against California teams this century. Here's a closer look at the matchup with comparisons across seven key areas:
STATE AND SECTION/REGION CHAMPIONSHIPS
Mater Dei has won 11 Sectional titles (1956, 1957, 1960, 1965, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2017 and 2018). The Monarchs won California state championships in 2017 and 2018 in their only two appearances.
Duncanville has won one Texas state title in 1998. The Panthers have appeared in three state titles games. (1998, 2018, 2019.)
Mater Dei: 5-0* (Trinity League champions)
Duncanville: 10-2 (6A DI state semifinals appearance)
*Abbreviated spring 2021 California high school football season
LAST FIVE YEARS
Mater Dei's record over the past five seasons is 59-3.
Duncanville's is 61-8.
Mater Dei head coach Bruce Rollinson is in his 34th season at the school. His record is 317-86-2.
Duncanville head coach Reginald Samples has been with the Panthers since 2015, but he has coached for 31 years. His overall head coaching record is 296-85.