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UCLA Prospect Recap: Week Five

Oct. 4 -- We look at how UCLA prospects did in week five of the high school football season...

***Game of the Week:***  Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman def. Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas, 25-24 (3 OT)

Scout’s No. 1 team in the country, Bishop Gorman, withstood their toughest test left and knocked off STA in triple overtime. UCLA safety target Bubba Bolden was huge all night for the Gaels, blocking a potential game-winning field goal in the second overtime that would have won it for STA.  Bolden also had two interceptions of Florida commit Jake Allen. UCLA 2018 tight end target Brevin Jordan had a 16-yard touchdown reception from Tate Martell in the second half. 

Apopka (Fla.) def. West Orange (Fla.), 56-20

UCLA quarterback commit Austin Burton, was 15-of-29 for 211 yards and one touchdown and an interception but West Orange was routed by a loaded Apopka squad.  Apopka, which features 2018 UCLA offensive tackle target William Barnes on the offensive line, had four players rush for over 100 yards and had 563 yards on the ground. 

Portland (Ore.) Jesuit def. Hillsboro (Ore.) Century, 48-14

Jesuit, led by UCLA commit Jaxson Kirkland on the offensive line, had another big game, with four touchdowns on the ground, though 2018 four-star Trey Lowe only had two after scoring 17 in his three previous games. 

Palomar (Calif.) College def. Chaffey (Calif.) College, 34-22

UCLA offensive line commit Ronald Rudd and Chaffey dropped a conference game, despite outgaining Palomar by over 200 yards.  Rudd and the Chaffey offensive line paved the way for 189 yards on 31 carries (6.1 ypc) but four interceptions did them in. 

Redlands (Calif.) East Valley def. Rialto (Calif.) Carter, 35-12

It was another monster game by five-star defensive end Jaelan Phillips, UCLA’s top commit.  The No. 1 defensive end in the country, Phillips had 18 tackles, three hurries, a sack, a tackle for loss and a pass deflection in the win over Carter.

Roseville (Calif.) def. Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks, 42-24

UCLA tight end commit Jimmy Jaggers brought the pressure at defensive end for Roseville and takeaways allowed for a second half rally for Roseville, which stayed unbeaten by beating Cosumnes Oaks. 

Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon def. Paso Robles (Calif.), 50-36

UCLA commit Kanan Ray and his unbeaten Sierra Canyon moved to 6-0 and did it by racking up a ton of yards on the ground, with 314 rushing yards and over 600 yards in total offense in the win. 

La Canada (Calif.) St. Francis def. Buena Park (Calif.), 28-19

With UCLA defensive backs coach Demetrice Martin looking on, Buena Park suffered their first loss of the season, but got big performances by their two UCLA targets.  2018 four-star receiver Devon Cooley, who UCLA offered at their camp in June, had five catches for 104 yards and two touchdowns, one a 40-yard slant he took to the house.  UCLA 2017 four-star cornerback target Elijah Gates was avoided all night by St. Francis’ offense, but he had a 93-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, right in front of Martin, and had three catches for 34 yards. 

Calabasas (Calif.) def. Valencia (Calif.), 37-21

Calabasas got a big first half from Darnay Holmes, UCLA’s top uncommitted target, but then he was sidelined with a shoulder injury and was off to the sidelines in the second half.  In the first half, Holmes had 10 catches for 169 yards and a touchdown.  Bookie Radley-Hiles, UCLA’s 2018 defensive back target, had six catches for 90 yards and a touchdown before he too was knocked out with a shoulder injury.

Byes:

Corona (Calif.) Centennial and UCLA commit Jaylan Shaw were off this weekend. Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei and UCLA pledge Quentin Lake had a bye.


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