Weekend Prospect Review: Week 5

A shootout in the Valley with a pair of UCLA recruits at receiver, Devin Lucien (Crespi) and Michael Thomas (Taft) highlighted the weekend action...

Game of the Week: Encino Crespi def. Woodland Hills Taft, 53-47
A game that saw 100 points scored was what the fans wanted in a defensive-missing contest between the two Valley programs.  Taft's Arizona State-commit Michael Bercovici at quarterback, was 34-for-50 for 435 yards and five touchdowns, many of them to Pac-10 recruit Michael Thomas, who had nine receptions for 130 yards and three touchdowns.  Crespi was led by UCLA recruit Devin Lucien at receiver, with six catches for 188 yards and three touchdowns, from senior quarterback Kenny Stenhouse, who was 17-for-23 for 364 yards and six touchdown passes.

Long Beach Poly def. Lakewood, 27-14
Call it a one-year thing, because Poly returned to its dominance of Lakewood, ending the Lancers winning streak against the Jackrabbits at one.  Poly had a 15-year Moore League unbeaten streak snapped by Lakewood a year ago, but wouldn't fall two in a row, and dominated the Lancers.  Quarterback Chayse Hailes threw for almost 200 yards and a touchdown and ran for two more and a stout Lakewood line, led by Todd Barr, was ran over by the Jackrabbits, who played without Corey Waller.  The Lancers offense, with UCLA commit Torian White up front, couldn't get things going against Poly.

Loyola def. Valencia, 39-24
The Cubs made it consecutive wins without the concussed Jerry Neuheisel in a win over Valencia, the Vikings first loss of the season.  Loyola running back Jared Baker, an Arizona commit, ran 240 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries, who stomped on the Vikings in their final non-league test.

San Jose Valley Christian def. San Jose Mitty, 15-13
In a game that UCLA coaches were expected to attend, Valley Christian got a last-second field goal to narrowly escape with a win over Mitty.  Cal-bound quarterback Kyle Boehm passed for 208 yards and two touchdowns in the loss.  Valley Christian's stud 2012 running back Byron Marshall was kept out of the end zone.

Concord De La Salle at Pleasanton Amador Valley, 56-0
Elite 2012 quarterback Bart Houston was the model of efficiency in the Spartans rout of Amador Valley, playing only a half, but making it count in a game UCLA coaches were expected at. Houston was 8-for-10 for 157 yards with two passing touchdowns and a touchdown run in less then a half of work.

Sacramento Grant def. Elk Grove, 61-7
In yet another game UCLA coaches were planning to be at, the Bruin coaches got to see the top defensive tackle in the West in five-star Viliami Moala, who had 10 tackles in the rout.  Shaquille Thompson, the five-star in the 2012 class, had four carries for 124 yards and a touchdown in a half for the Pacers.

Other UCLA Commits in Action
Stockton Lincoln and receiver Brandin Cooks throttled Stockton Chavez, 64-12, with Cooks scoring a pair of touchdowns.  Modesto Christian and tight end Raymond Nelson beat Hilmar, 23-12 with Nelson having two touchdown receptions. Rancho Bernardo and Aaron Wallace had no problem with Mt. Carmel, winning 45-0. Plano East and center Jacob Brendel lost to Allen, 34-24. Arvada West and Marc Mustoe beat Fairview, 24-21.  Chandler and committed quarterback Brett Hundley have a bye as do Los Alamitos and committed tackle Ben Wysocki.

Other UCLA Offerees in Action
Cornerback Stefan McClure and Vista beat Oceanside El Camino, 55-9, with McClure catching four passes for 116 yards and scoring two touchdowns.  Norco, behind UCLA target Brent Walker and Stanford commit Kelsey Young, dropped their first game, to Corona Roosevelt, 24-21. Fontana Summit and Devon Blackmon lost to Victorville Silverado, 20-18. 

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