Prospect Recap: Week Four

Sept. 21 -- We look at how UCLA prospects did in week four of the high school football season...

***Game of the Week:***  Gardena (Calif.) Serra def. Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne, 41-40

UCLA verbal Oluwole Betiku had five tackles, a forced fumble and a tackle for loss and helped the Cavs hold on for a 1-point win in overtime over City power Narbonne.  Two-way athlete Brandon Burton has three catches for 36 yards and added nine tackles on defense. UCLA offensive line prospect Alex Akingbulu helped the Gauchos rush for almost 200 yards and tally nearly 600 yards in offense.

Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman def. Long Beach (Calif.) Poly, 52-13

The Jackrabbits got two touchdown receptions from five-star athlete Jack Jones, who had a 64-yard touchdown catch from Malik Henry and added a 46-yard grab, but the Jackrabbits were no match for the Gaels, who picked up 131 yards rushing and two touchdowns from Texas A&M commit Tate Martell and 167 yards passing and a touchdown throw in the win.

Westlake (Calif.) def. Santa Margarita (Calif.), 21-14

In a game featuring a pair of top receivers, Westlake's Theo Howard, who UCLA is heavily pursuing since his decommitment from Oregon, had the better night and his Warrior team got the win.  Howard caught five passes for 91 yards and had a 43-yard touchdown grab and a 38-yard touchdown reception.  Warrior running back Chase Jasmin ran for 152 yards and a 58-yard score. Dylan Crawford had seven receptions for 97 yards but was kept out of the end zone.

Concord (Calif.) De La Salle def. Orange (Calif.) Lutheran, 41-3

Four-star tight end Devin Asiasi had two catches, including a 12-yard touchdown reception, and he added three tackles and a sack in the blowout intersectional win.  Four-star defensive lineman Boss Tagaloa had four tackles, two for loss and a sack in the blowout.

Corona (Calif.) Centennial def. Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame, 52-0

Four-star receiver Javon McKinley had just two catches for 45 yards, one going for a touchdown, but the Huskies had no problem with the Knights.  

Anaheim (Calif.) Servite def. Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison, 21-14

Led by UCLA receiver target Terrell Bynum, Servite got their second win of the season.  Bynum had over 100 yards in total yards and had a 38-yard touchdown while adding seven tackles on defense.  UCLA cornerback target Keyon Riley had three tackles and a 47-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Bakersfield (Calif.) Liberty def. Clovis (Calif.) Buchanan, 27-6

Krys Barnes, a UCLA pledge, and Liberty got their first win of the season, beating Bryson Young, a four-star defensive end with a UCLA offer, giving up a late fourth quarter touchdown to give up the shutout, but they cruised to a win.

Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco def. Encino (Calif.) Crespi, 55-7

With UCLA commit Jalen Starks sidelined for a few weeks with a shoulder injury, the Celts had no chance against the Braves.  

West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade def. Van Nuys (Calif.) Birmingham, 46-6

Chaminade and UCLA commit Dymond Lee rolled over Birmingham by 40.  Lee was 4-for-7 for 98 yards and a touchdown throw and added another 33 yards rushing and 22 yards receiving, including a touchdown reception in the win.

Temecula (Calif.) Great Oak def. Chino Hills (Calif.) Ayala, 24-12

Great Oak got their first win of the season, thanks to a big night from UCLA commit Demetric Felton, who ran for two touchdowns, one a 74-yard score, had another touchdown run called back because of a penalty, then threw a touchdown pass on a halfback option pass.

Los Angeles (Calif.) Windward def. Newport Beach (Calif.) Sage Hill, 26-22

2016 four-star commit Breland Brandt and Windward topped Sage Hill, with Brandt scoring a touchdown and forcing a late fumble to thwart a scoring drive.

Torrance (Calif.) North def. Ojai (Calif.) Nordhoff, 49-0

A day before attending UCLA's game with BYU, Mique Juarez, currently committed to USC, ran for 33 yards on six carries with three touchdowns and then was 12-for-15 for 194 yards and three touchdown passes in the romp.

Bakersfield (Calif.) def. Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw, 22-21

Despite getting a 67-yard punt return for a touchdown from UCLA commit Marquis Lawson, in the fourth quarter, Bakersfield scored late then Crenshaw missed the potential game-winning field goal to drop the intersection contest.

Broomfield (Colo.) Legacy def. Fort Collins (Colo.) Rocky Mountain, 31-28

Legacy and UCLA quarterback commit Matt Lynch topped Rocky Mountain.  Lynch was 10-for-21 for 122 yards and a 23-yard touchdown pass and he ran for 103 yards and two touchdowns.

Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola def. Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian, 52-22

The Cubs, led by cornerbacks David Long  but without Myles Bryant, beat Salesian, who played without UCLA commit Rahyme Johnson, by 30 points.  Long had 64-yard receiving including a 54-yard touchdown reception and added a tackle and a pass deflection.

Other Games:

Portland (Ore.) David Douglas and defensive end commit Osa Odighizuwa fell to Clackamas (Ore.), 28-24. Hayward (Calif.) Moreau Catholic and long snapper commit Johnny Den Bleyker def. Oakland (Calif.) Skyline, 59-8.  Nashville (Tenn.) Montgomery Bell Academy and UCLA tight end commit Jordan Wilson def. Chattanooga (Tenn.) McAllie, 33-27. Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue (QC) John Abbot College and UCLA kicker commit J.J. Molson lost to Lionel Groulx (QC), 36-25.  Lafayette (La.) St. Thomas More and UCLA punter commit Bailey Raborn def. Plaquemine (La.), 35-35. 

Bye Week:

UCLA committed offensive lineman Sean Auwae and Kapolei had the week off. Rialto (Calif.) Carter, with UCLA verbal Lokeni Toailoa and his brother Leni Toailoa, had a bye. Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West and UCLA soft verbal Darian Owens took the week off. Elk Grove (Calif.) Franklin and 2016 four-star Lamar Jackson had a bye.


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