Friday Night Lights: Week Eight

Here's a look at how UCLA's high school prospects fared Friday night, including big brother, Chris Forcier, UCLA's future quarterback, getting the best of little brother, Tate, and senior tight end prospect Devin Mahina having the best game of his high school career...

Here's a look at how UCLA's committed prospects for the class of 2007, some of their top targets in this class and some of their top targets in 2008 did in Week Eight of the prep football season.

Game Of The Week:
San Diego (Calif.) St. Augustine at San Diego (Calif.) Scripps Ranch at 7:00 p.m.
As is often the case, big brother got the better of the little brother in the match-up between quarterbacking Forciers. Chris Forcier helped lead the Saints to a 34-10 win over little brother Tate Forcier and Scripps Ranch. Chris was 15-of-23 passes for 140 yards and three touchdowns, and ran for a 24-yard TD. Tate finished 8-of-23 for 128 yards and a touchdown pass and rushed five times for 33 yards.

San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty def. San Francisco (Calif.) Riordan, 42-7 Mitty kept its West Catholic League title hopes alive with a 35-point win over Riordan. Linebacker Steve Sloan saw that Riordan had one of its worst offensive performances of the year and he also scored a touchdown on a 1-yard run for the Monarchs.

Crenshaw def Manual Arts, 35-14 The Cougars cruised to an easy win over Manual Arts thanks to the strong play of running back Raymond Carter, who rushed for 185 yards on 12 carries and scored three touchdowns to keep the Cougars alive for the Coliseum League title, which sees them trailing Dorsey by a game.

San Diego (Calif.) Mira Mesa def. San Diego (Calif.) Morse, 58-0
With UCLA's committed tight end Nate Chandler nursing an ankle sprain, the Marauders still easily disposed of Morse, romping to a 58-0 win. Markques Simas had a 53-yard touchdown pass and Josh Ollison scored on a pair of touchdown passes to keep the Marauders atop the Eastern League standings.

Fresno (Calif.) Edison def Reedley (Calif.), 34-6
Courtney Viney finally gave up a reception but made up for it with his fifth interception of the year in the Tigers four-touchdown win over Reedley, keeping them alive for the County/Metro League title. Viney still hasn't given up a touchdown this year though. He also had a big punt return in the game, helping Edison improve to 5-4 overall and 3-1 in league.

Los Angeles (Calif.) Verbum Dei def. San Pedro (Calif.) Mary Star of the Sea, 42-21
The Eagles bounced back from their loss to La Salle last week by beating Mary Star of the Sea. UCLA's committed defensive end/linebacker Akeem Ayers had 17 tackles (five for loss) playing linebacker and four receptions for 66 yards and a pair of scores. Curtis Wilson was 8-for-15 for 141 yards and two touchdown passes and rushed for 60 yards on nine carries, adding eight tackles on defense. Sean Merritt rushed for 143 yards on 14 carries and a pair of touchdowns while Maxwell Lacy had three catches for 42 yards and chipped in three tackles and two breakups. Essex Johnson had six tackles and a sack, Justin Edison had fice tackles and a sack and Jonathan Calhoun had five tackles and an interception. Reggie Dunn did not play.

Dorsey def. Jefferson, 33-7. Dorsey kept pace in the Coliseum League, cruising to a 26-point win over Jefferson. Senior receiver Dwayne Frampton was the offensive sparkplug for the Dons, who can clinch at least a share of the Coliseum League title next week.

Van Nuys (Calif.) Birmingham def. Granada Hills (Calif.), 41-0
The Patriots stayed unbeaten in West Valley League play riding Milton Knox's two early touchdowns in a 41-0 shutout of Granada Hills. Knox rushed for 91 yards on 16 carries to push Birmingham to 3-0 in WVL play.

Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft def. Reseda (Calif.) Cleveland, 60-7
Running back/linebacker Malcolm Smith continues to make an impact for the Toreadors since suffering an injury earlier in the year. Smith scored three touchdowns for Taft, two on offense and one on a 55-yard fumble recovery in their 53-point win over Cleveland.

Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame def Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola, 42-6
Quarterback Dayne Crist, recovered from a vertebrae injury suffered in week one, threw for 127 yards and three touchdowns and ran for one to lead the Knights to a win over the defending D-I champion Cubs. Running back Thaddeus Brown rushed for 163 yards on 19 carries and a pair of touchdowns, Shane Horton caught a 44-yard touchdown and Mike Stanton had two interceptions.

Upland (Calif.) def. Claremont (Calif.), 40-23
Devin Mahina had the finest offensive game of his career for the Highlanders, catching four passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns, including an 85-yard score in their 17-point rout of Claremont. Mahina also added a safety, eight tackles and two sacks in the win.

Encino (Calif.) Crespi def. La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat, 35-14
D.J. Holt scored a touchdown and had three sacks, E.J. Woods ran for 138 yards and a touchdown, Austin Shanks added two touchdowns and 53 yards for Crespi and quarterback Kevin Prince threw for 130 yards and two touchdowns in the Celts 21-point Serra League win over Bishop Amat.

Fontana (Calif.) Kaiser def. Rubidoux, 35-0.
The Cats stayed unbeaten in Sunkist League play, the Cats, led by defensive end Chris Carter, as they shut out Rubidoux 35-0.

Los Angeles (Calif.) University def. Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester, 26-19
The Wildcats were again led by Titus Young, who had three catches for 70 yards and a touchdown while also taking an 85-yard kickoff return back for a touchdown.

Other Games of Note:
Malachi Lewis rushed for 237 yards and two touchdowns and Josh Harrison caught a 51-yard touchdown pass and intercepted a pass, taking it back 32 yards for a score to lead Rio Mesa to a 40-7 win over Channel Islands. Darrell Scott rushed for 279 yards and four touchdowns (70, 19, 55 and 28 yards) to lead Moorpark to an easy 45-0 rout of Newbury Park. Todd Doxey had a 99-yard kickoff return and a 37-yard touchdown reception, but it wasn't enough for Hoover, who was knocked off 48-21 by Point Loma. Junior running back Curtis McNeal rushed for 291 yards on 24 carries and scored seven touchdowns in Venice's 55-27 win over Hamilton. Lance Mitchell ran for one touchdown and threw for another to and Willie Youngblood rushed 17 times for 141 yards and one touchdown to lead Muir to a 21-18 win over Crescenta Valley. David Ross passed for 124 yards and one score, Brandon Johnson had eight carries for 80 yards and two scores, while Treavon Darden had a 66-yard scoring catch and three carries for 75 yards in Dominguez's 35-14 win over Lynwood. Placentia (Calif.) Valencia junior running back Wes Fletcher rushed for 142 yards and a score in 28-6 win over Pacifica. Bryshon Nellum scored on a 10-yard pass from Gabriel Thomas and Long Beach Poly won its 65th straight Moore League game, beating Compton 20-3.

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