Week One of the prep football season got underway this past weekend, with several of UCLA's committed prospects in action, and several having good performances.
Week One Recap of Bruin Recruits:
Birmingham def. Long Beach Poly, 20-7
Poly was coming in flying high off a win over Glenville (Ohio) at the Herbstreit Classic a week ago, while Birmingham was coming in fresh off a frustrating loss to Crespi in their opener. But the roles reversed, and a stingy Patriots defense didn't let the Jackrabbits do anything, and thanks to a pair of touchdowns from UCLA-committed Milton Knox, they cruised to a 20-7 win. Knox finished with 84 yards rushing against a very good Jackrabbits defense, but the Patriots D was the story, led by UCLA-committed Donovan Carter and the Jackson twins, Malik and Marquis. The front seven made it tough for Poly QB Morgan Fennell to get anything going and only a late touchdown pass to Kevin Norrell kept them from being shut out. Elite junior receiver Devon Flournoy had the Patriots first touchdown, a 36-yard pass from Morey Croson.
Katy def. The Woodlands, 48-7
UCLA-committed Aundre Dean rushed for 203 yards on 23 carries and scored three touchdowns to help Katy to a blowout victory in a game expected to be much closer. Katy, ranked 10th in the country, has outscored its opponents 93-7 in their first two games.
Servite def. Santiago 17-7.
The Sharks defense was up to the challenge, but their offense couldn't get into the end zone, and key turnovers killed their chances of a repeat win over the Friars. UCLA-committed Anthony Dye and the Sharks D limited the effectiveness of the Friars offense, and forced them into a trio of long field goals, two hitting the crossbar and one being blocked. But a crucial fumble by B.J. Iverson gave Servite a short field and they scored to go in front, 10-7. A fourth quarter touchdown put them game on ice for Servite.
Troy def. Brea-Olinda, 34-14
Bruin commit Derrick Coleman started the 2007 season in style, rushing for 235 yards on 22 carries and scored all five of the Warriors touchdowns as they cruised to an easy 20-point victory.
Mission Viejo def. Redondo Beach, 34-14
The Diablos offensive machine was working just fine on Friday night, thanks to another steady performance by 2009 quarterback prospect Allan Bridgford, who had 182 yards passing and three touchdown passes, all to Stanford-committed Warren Reuland, who finished with 65 yards receiving. UCLA-committed Jeff Baca and the Diablos OL enabled the running game to rush for nearly 200 yards, including a pair of touchdowns.
El Camino def. Sweetwater, 68-14
Making his varsity starting debut, 2009 quarterback Colton Morrison was 8-for-13 in the first half with no picks and two touchdowns as the Wildcats jumped to a 35-0 lead and rested its starters in the second half. UCLA-committed Nelson Rosario had three catches for 67 yards and a 35-yard touchdown to help the Wildcats to their first win of the season.
Hart def. Moorpark, 28-14
UCLA-committed Patrick Larimore, who had double digit tackles, and the Indians defense shut down the Musketeers offense, allowing only 12 yards rushing, including holding Moorpark running back Austin Edmonson, the replacement for Darrell Scott (the #1 running back in the country and a UCLA prospect who is now at Ventura St. Bonaventure), to one yard on nine carries and quarterback Adam Barry to 11 yards on 10 carries. Stanford-committed Delano Howell took the opening kickoff back 88-yards for a touchdown and Hart quarterback B.R. Holbrook was steady, passing for 177 yards and rushing for 77 in the win for the Indians.
Arcadia def. St. Francis, 17-6
UCLA-committed receiver Kevan Walker, in his first game behind center as quarterback for the Apaches, rushed for 103 yards on 11 carries, running for a 41-yard score, and was 13-of-18 passing for 138 yards and a touchdown to help Arcadia to a 17-6 win. The Apaches churned out 351 yards in offense against a stout St. Francis defense. Junior linebacker prospect Todd Golper, returning to linebacker from the defensive line, had 13 tackles, three sacks, a pass deflection and a fumble recovery in the win.
St. Bonaventure def. Atascadero, 34-14
A week after rallying to beat Santa Margarita in the final minute, the Seraphs had a much easier time with Atascadero, using 203 yards rushing and three touchdowns from Darrell Scott to roll to a 20-point win. Scott also had 69 yards on three receptions to help the Seraphs to a 2-0 start.
Compton def. Verbum Dei, 71-7
Behind four touchdowns from Donald Green and a dominant defensive performance, paced by UCLA-committed Datone Jones, the Tarbabes had no trouble with Verbum Dei. Green rushed for 156 yards and four scores, and Jones had six tackles, a sack, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble in a limited appearance.
Dorsey def. Jordan, 40-14
In their home opener, the Dons got big performances by UCLA commits, Rahim Moore and Johnathan Franklin. Moore had two catches for 66 yards, both for touchdowns and had five tackles from his safety spot. Franklin carried the ball 15 times for 160 yards and recovered a fumble defensively.
Crespi def. Granada Hills Kennedy, 48-0
Playing without injured 2008 quarterback prospect Kevin Prince, the Celts had little problems with Kennedy in a 48-0 rout. UCLA-committed E.J. Woods helped lead the Celts defense to a shutout and helped his cause on offense, rushing for 145 yards on 16 carries. Notre Dame-committed tight end Joseph Fauria had two touchdown receptions and quarterback Brian Bennett threw four touchdown passes in the win.
Huntington Beach Edison def. San Clemente 26-17
With UCLA-committed quarterback Nick Crissman on the sidelines, recovering from surgery to remove his appendix, the Chargers rallied late to stun San Clemente, 26-17, the last 16 points coming in the fourth quarter. Areseo Lakey scored a pair of touchdowns and Garrett Heckel, Crissman's backup, was 15 for 27 for 192 yards with three picks. Crissman is expected to be back for the Chargers' big non-league test with Servite on September 20th.
Venice (UCLA commit Jerry Johnson) def. Taft (UCLA prospect Craig Noble), 35-27
Mountain Ridge (Jeff Locke) def. Cesar Chavez, 38-6
Colton (Damien Holmes) def. Bloomington, 35-20
Culver City (Antwon Moutra) def. St. Bernard, 17-14
Diamond Ranch def. Chino Hills (Cory Harkey), 42-28
Dominguez (Aaron Hester) def. Pasadena, 49-20
Fresno Edison (Robert Golden, Rolando Jefferson, Cliff Harris and T.J. McDonald) def. Modesto, 59-20
Harvard-Westlake (Jonathan Martin) def. Van Nuys, 41-0
Legacy (Colo.) def. Leuzinger (Uona Kaveinga), 21-18
Norco at Crenshaw (Kemonte Bateman, Clint Floyd), 25-20
Palm Springs def. Hemet (Hamani Stevens), 55-9
Palo Alto def. McClymonds (Allen Carroll), 20-6
Valencia (Marlon Pollard) def. Palmdale (Connor Bradford), 27-20