The Friars are the favorite to repeat in the Trinity League but they'll be challenged by St. John Bosco, and won't be able to look ahead to Mater Dei in a week. Servite has a 2011 prospect UCLA has offered in Troy Niklas and a 2012 prospect to watch in linebacker Butch Pauu. The Braves feature 2012 Scout 100 member Bryce Treggs at receiver and offensive lineman Beau Boyster, who they hope will give them a shot against the defending state champions.
Chandler vs. Desert Vista
Chandler will likely be without UCLA committed quarterback Brett Hundley, who suffered an ankle injury last week in a win over Red Mountain, so they could turn things over to their sophomore quarterback Darrell Garretson.
Bishop Amat vs. Loyola
Amat features intriguing tight end Wallace Gonzales, who missed all of 2009 because of a transfer, and the Lancers are 6-0. The Cubs will be without quarterback Jerry Neuheisel, who's still out with concussive symptoms, so they'll feature running back Jared Baker, the Arizona commit in the backfield, who has carried the load in his absence.
Encino Crespi vs.
Mission Hills Alemany
Crespi has recent UCLA offeree Devin Lucien at receiver and UCLA offer holder Jordan Simmons, a 2012 prospect on the offensive line and some emerging defenders like Reginald Coates and Ronald Ussery, who both boast Pac-10 offers. Alemany is unbeaten and has used lineman Akeem Gonzales to get out to a strong start in 2010.
Lakewood vs. Long Beach Jordan
The Lancers face Jordan in a matchup of top linemen from the Moore League. Lakewood is paced by UCLA commit Torian White on the offensive line and recruit Todd Barr on defense, plus 2012 prospects Darius Powe and Malik Gilmore at receiver. Jordan features Washington commit Siosifa Tufunga on their offensive line.
Other UCLA Commits in Action
Stockton Lincoln and receiver Brandin Cooks host Elk Grove Lincoln. Los Alamitos and Ben Wysocki take on Fountain Valley. Rancho Bernardo and Aaron Wallace take on Torrey Pines and their 2011 quarterback John Cabot. Plano East and center Jacob Brendel visit Flower Mound. Arvada West and Marc Mustoe take on Legacy. Modesto Christian and tight end Raymond Nelson take on Ripon.
Other UCLA Offerees in Action
Cornerback Stefan McClure and Vista face San Pasqual. Fontana Summit and Devon Blackmon meet Bloomington. Moreno Valley Rancho Verde and tight end Junior Pomee go against Vista del Lago. Christian Heyward and Point Loma take on Mission Bay. Gardena Serra and UCLA offerees Jason Gibson, George Farmer and Marqise Lee take on St. Paul.
Thursday Night Action
Los Alamitos and UCLA commit Ben Wysocki beat Newport Harbor, 30-0