SoCal B2G Elite A-Game Recap

The defense makes a last-second stop at the goalline to hold on for a 33-31 win at the SoCal B2G Elite A-Game, the first time in three years the offense was on the losing end...

The highlight of every B2G is the A-Game played on the final day. After going up against each other all weekend in various drills, 1-on-1s, 7-on-7 and the like, the A-Game pits the defense against the offense in the pinnacle of each camp. And for the first time in three years, the defense left Thousand Oaks as the victors. The defense stopped the skid with a 33-31 win over the offense.

It was dominating effort by the defense, causing numerous three-and-outs and picking off five passes.

But a dubious start made it appear like it may not be there day.

On the first play of the game, Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw receiver/cornerback Clint Floyd ran a crossing route and took it 80 yards for a touchdown.

The next series out, Santa Monica (Calif.) quarterback Ryan Katz threw his first pick of the weekend, Anaheim (Calif.) Canyon cornerback Brenan Ghassemieh stepping in front of a pass for his first interception of the camp.

Anthony Young of Ontario (Calif.) Colony stopped another offensive drive, going up high to pick off a 10-yard fade.

The offense got back on the board a few drives later, Redlands (Calif.) East Valley receiver Chris Polk, a commit to USC, scoring on a 5-yard hitch route.

The play of the game came later, courtesy of UCLA-bound E.J. Woods from Encino (Calif.) Crespi and Victorville (Calif.) Silverado linebacker Dominic Bonetpels. Woods tipped a pass intended for his Crespi teammate Kevin Cummings and Bonetpels grabbed it out of the air. With no clear path to the end zone, Bonetpels pitched it back to Woods who scored on the play.

With one last chance to score, the offense drove into the red zone, but the defense turned them away to hold on for the 2-point win.

San Diego (Calif.) Scripps Ranch quarterback Tate Forcier, one of the elite prospects in the class of 2009, was named the A-Game MVP.

Floyd was named the Camp Offensive MVP and Jonathan Warzeka from Lake Elsinore (Calif.) Temescal Canyon named the Camp Defensive MVP.

Anthony Dye, the #9-ranked cornerback nationally from Corona (Calif.) Santiago, split time at the camp and also played receiver, looking very good there, and was named Most Versatile Player.

The most improved award went to defensive back Ruben "Bingo" Thomas from Pasadena (Calif.) Muir.

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