Prospect Recap: Week One

We look at how UCLA prospects did in week one of the high school football season...

Game of the Week: Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman def. South Jordan (Utah) Bingham, 23-20 (OT)
Gorman squeaked out a win over the top team in Utah, escaping in overtime to win by three. UCLA commit Alize Jones was back healthy and in the lineup and had three catches for 95 yards and a touchdown and added a tackle on defense. 2017 four-star Tate Martell got the start for the Gaels and was 11-for-20 for 189 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 61 yards and 14 carries.

Folsom (Calif.) def. Fresno (Calif.) Clovis North, 49-13
One of the top teams in NorCal the past two years, Folsom emphatically routed one of the Central Section's best, crushing Clovis North by 36. UCLA commit Bolu Olorunfumi had 107 yards and a touchdown, a 49-yard run, in the loss.

Santa Margarita (Calif.) def. Corona (Calif.) Santiago, 56-27
In a matchup of two of the best quarterbacks in the country, Santa Margarita and 2016 four-star K.J. Costello got the upper hand. Costello was 25-of-34 for 411 yards and four touchdowns in the win. An Eagles defense, led by UCLA commit Rick Wade, harrassed Alabama commit Blake Barnett into a 17-of-37 for 158 yards performance.

Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco def. Norwalk (Calif.), 48-3
In their first game back in the state they're the defending champions of, the Braves cruised to a 45-point win over an overmatched Norwalk squad. UCLA quarterback commit Josh Rosen threw for 339 yards and five touchdowns. Sean McGrew, the 2016 four-star running back that UCLA has offered, had five catches for 154 yards and a touchdown, an 89-yarder and rushed for 13 yards and another touchdown on the ground.

Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde def. Murrieta (Calif.) Mesa, 59-16
UCLA offensive line commit Tevita Halalilo and Rancho Verde, racked up nearly 600 yards in offense, with over 300 in the air and over 200 on the ground, to stay unbeaten on the season.

Upland (Calif.) def. Redondo (Calif.), 43-0
UCLA linebacker commit Josh Woods helped the Highlanders to their second straight shutout, making five tackles and a sack and getting in on the action on offense, rushing for 10 yards on two carries, one a five-yard touchdown. UCLA 2017 recruit Nathan Tilford had 12 carries for 48 yards and two touchdowns in the win.

La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat def Aledo (Texas), 42-7
Amat traveled down to the Lone Star State to take on one of the best in Texas and left with the remains of a laugher. The Lancers scored 28 points in the second quarter and cruised to a 35-point win. UCLA target Ryan Newsome was held to just 38 all-purpose yards against Amat, matching up often against Trevon Sidney, a 2016 UCLA target. Tyler Vaughns had a 36-yard touchdown reception in the game.

Herriman (Utah) def. West Valley City (Utah) Hunter, 34-6
In a matchup in Utah that featured a Pac-12 commit on both sides, UCLA verbal Andre James and Herriman took the win over Hunter and tight end Noah Togiai, a Utah pledge. Herriman, largely behind James, ran for 220 yards and knocked out Togiai with an injury, who had four catches for 65 yards before suffering an injury.

Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis def. Honolulu (Hawaii) Pac-Five, 60-13
After a nightmare start to the season, which saw them play both California and Hawaii's defending state champions, St. Louis had a much easier game and took out their frustrations on Pac-Five, winning by 47. UCLA commit Fred Ulu-Perry and the Crusaders offense put up over 600 yards, including 430 in the air. 2016 four-star receiver Drew Kobayashi had three catches for 133 yards and two touchdowns in the win.

DeSoto (Texas) def. Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian Academy, 54-24
UCLA defensive tackle commit Bryce English and DeSoto welcomed Maryland school Eastern Christian Academy and West Virginia pledge David Sills at quarterback and won by 20.

Manvel (Texas) def. Houston (Texas) North Shore, 42-17
North Shore could have used UCLA freshmen Najee Toran and Zach Whitley, as they were thumped by Manvel and UCLA cornerback commit William Lockett, 42-17.

Long Beach (Calif.) Poly def. Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne, 34-21
Thanks to another big night by new UCLA offeree Joseph Wicker, the Jackrabbits defense helped them rally to a win over the Gauchos. Wicker had four more sacks and forced two fumbles, one on a strip sack, giving him 10 sacks and four forced fumbles on the season. Five-star cornerback Iman Marshall had four tackles, two pass breakups and caught two passes for 28 yards.

Corona (Calif.) Centennial def. Orange (Calif.) Lutheran, 52-49
Defense was optional in this game, with the Huskies topping the Lancers by three, thanks to 266 yards and two touchdowns from junior running back J.J. Taylor and 109 yards on five catches from junior receiver Javon McKinley. Keisean Lucier-South had eight tackles, two tackles for loss and a pass deflection in the loss.

Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou def. Honolulu (Hawaii) Damien, 52-6
Hawaii's top-ranked team, Punahou, skated to a 46-point win. UCLA offensive line recruit Semisi Uluave helped the Buffnblu offense rack up nearly 500 yards in offense and UCLA recruit Canton Kaumatule had five tackles in the blowout.

Others
Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian Academy and UCLA commit Victor Alexander had their game against South Daytona (Fla.) Warner Christian postponed because of weather. Lakeland (Fla.) Christian running back T.J. Simmons is out for the season with a broken leg and missed a 21-20 win over West Palm Beach (Fla.) Oxbridge Academy. Lodi (Calif.) Tokay receiver L.J. Reed is still out after transferring from Cosumnes Oaks and didn't play in a 57-13 win against Stockton (Calif.) Bear Creek. San Leandro (Calif.) athlete Stephen Johnson is out indefinitely with a foot injury and missed the 36-31 win over Union City (Calif.) Logan.


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