A big game in the Trinity League features unbeaten Orange Lutheran and SoCal's top-ranked team, Servite, who's lone loss was to Nevada powerhouse Las Vegas Bishop Gorman. The Friars are led by BYU commit Butch Pauu and Boise State commit Travis Averill while the Lancers feature one of UCLA's main targets in the class of 2013, offensive lineman John Lopez, as well as another 2013 prospect in Colin Sutton plus Florida State commit Christo Kourtzidis.
Sherman Oaks Notre Dame at
Encino Crespi at 7:30 p.m.
Serra League play kicks off with Crespi using four-star offensive lineman Jordan Simmons, UCLA recruit three-star receiver Chris Harper and running back Mike Davison going against 2013 Notre Dame prospects Khalfani Muhammed, who has a UCLA offer as a running back, and quarterback Kelly Hilinski.
Long Beach Poly vs. Lakewood
Easily the most talented game in the Southland will take place between Poly and Lakewood in a Moore League clash. The Jackrabbits have five Arizona State commits and UCLA has offered three of them, Richard Smith, Randall Goforth and Matthew Rowe, with Goforth and Rowe getting offered in the last weeks, as well as top 2013 defensive back David Price, who UCLA is recruiting. Lakewood has Oregon State commit Malik Gilmore as well as Darius Powe, who recently said UCLA was in his final five.
Gardena Serra vs. Los Angeles Cathedral
Serra looks to keep it's long league winning streak alive, and they'll do so against rival Cathedral. Serra is paced by UCLA commit Raymond Ford, SMU commit Kache Palacio, and camp phenom Thomas Brown at linebacker. Cathedral has some talent but is still adjusting to life without 2013 quarterback Hayden Rettig, a Scout Top 100 member, who tore his ACL earlier this season.
Royal at Westlake Village Oaks Christian at 7:00 p.m.
Oaks Christian, behind UCLA target Ishmael Adams, tries to get back to its winning ways after losing to Westlake a week ago.
Simi Valley at Westlake
The Warriors look to stay unbeaten after beating Oaks Christian last week. A defense featuring UCLA commit Dashon Hunt (2013) and Colorado commit Justin Solis will look to stop Simi's offense, which features San Jose State commit Jordan Thiel. Westlake quarterback Justin Moore, a 2013 prospect, got his first offer this past week, from SMU.
Corona Santiago vs. Corona Centennial
Two Big VIII teams coming off big wins, Centennial over previously unbeaten J.W. North and Santiago over Norco, meet in a big league matchup. Santiago has a UCLA commit, Isaiah Folasa, on board while Centennial has Arizona State commit Milo Jordan, who UCLA just offered and is very seriously recruiting.
Temecula Chaparral vs. Vista Murrieta
Vista Murrieta has Southern California's top 2013 prospect, Su'a Cravens, who has a UCLA offer, as well as four-star defensive end Jeremy Castro, a commit to Washington who is still considering UCLA. Chaparral has Arizona State commit C.J. Dozier at linebacker and San Diego State commit Matt Morin at quarterback.
Mission Hills Alemany vs. Bishop Amat
A couple of UCLA targets are in this game, with Alemany led by UCLA commit Jerico Richardson and 2013 UCLA target Steven Mitchell while Bishop Amat has 2013 prospects Dionza Blue and Joseph Cook.
Honolulu Punahou vs. Honolulu Kamehameha
Punahou, led by UCLA commit Steven Lakalaka and UCLA target DeForest Buckner, a four-star defensive end as well as 2013 linebacker Isaac Savaiinaea take on city rivals Kamehameha, who have Utah commit Kiha Sai and two-star prospect Keoni Bush-Loo, for the second time in three weeks. Two weeks ago, Punahou eeked out a 17-14 win over Kamehameha.
Other UCLA Commits in Action
Fresno Bullard and Bruin pledge Ian Taubler take on Fresno Edison. La Habra and UCLA verbal Aaron Porter meet Sunny Hills in Freeway League play. Spring Valley Steele Canyon and UCLA commit Mario Yakoo face Granite Hills. Kona (Hawaii) Kealakehe and running back Psalm Wooching play Waiakea. Bear (Dele.) Red Lion Christian defensive end Eli Ankou takes on Fairfax (Va) Paul VI. Diablo Valley (Calif.) College defensive end Morgan Breslin takes on Chabot. Euless Trinity and UCLA verbal Hiva Lutui meet Irving Nimitz.
Other UCLA Offerees in Action
Sacramento Grant and Shaquille Thompson will face Merced in a non-league game. Mission Viejo and Colby Cyburt take on Dana Hills. Atwater Buhach Colony and Aziz Shittu face Turlock Pitman. Oaks Christian, behind UCLA target Ishmael Adams meet Royal. Upland and receiver Kenny Lawler meet Etiwanda. Ontario Colony and Bryan Harper go against Pomona Garey. Dorsey and Jaydon Mickens and Jeremiah Allison meet West Adams Prep. Carson and Darreus Rogers face Banning.
Thursday Night Results
Monrovia and Ellis McCarthy topped La Canada, 47-2.