Bruin Recruit Round-Up: Week 4

Despite one future Bruin running back being out with an injury, the other ball-carriers bound for Westwood, and another headed to the Bruin secondary, had big games this weekend in Week Four...

Week Four featured two games with UCLA commitments on both sides, including another big win for Birmingham.

Game of the Week: Birmingham def. Dorsey, 30-10
In a game that featured four UCLA commitments, Birmingham running back Milton Knox shined the brightest, rushing for 178 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Patriots. Donovan Carter again had double-digit tackles, drawing the praise of Dorsey safety/receiver and future Bruin, Rahim Moore, who said Carter was all over the place. Moore had an interception in the game and a couple of receptions while Johnathan Franklin rushed for 101 yards for the Dons.

Venice def. Oaks Christian, 40-35
Venice handed Oaks Christian their second straight loss, rallying from a 28-9 halftime deficit. USC commit Curtis McNeal scored five touchdowns and UCLA commit Jerry Johnson caught five passes for 111 yards and scored on a 51-yard touchdown to keep the Gondoliers unbeaten this season.

Crespi def. St. Bonaventure, 21-9
The Celts made easy work of the Seraphs, never letting them get going offensively and riding the legs of running back Austin Shanks, who scored three touchdowns and ran for 148 yards and tallied 113 yards in receiving. E.J. Woods and the Celts defense held Seraph running back Darrell Scott to one of his lowest outputs this season, giving up 129 yards on 19 carries to Scott. Crespi sophomore quarterback Brian Bennett was 12-of-27 for 221 yards passing. The Celts improved to 4-1 in 2007 while the Seraphs dropped to 4-1.

Culver City def. Crenshaw, 30-13
In another game featuring future Bruins on each side, Culver City earned a 17-point win, but the game was much closer than the score indicated. Culver City turned some late Crenshaw turnovers into points to make it a wider margin. UCLA commit Antwon Moutra had four tackles on defense and caught five passes for 105 yards and a touchdown. Clint Floyd had a touchdown run but threw a crucial interception in the final minutes.

Mater Dei def. Edison, 42-14
A tough night for the Chargers was made ugly early on when the top-ranked Monarchs knocked UCLA's committed quarterback Nick Crissman out in the first quarter with a bruised sternum and a concussion. The Monarchs got a solid performance from Matt Barkley, who was 14-of-24 for 253 yards and three touchdowns, with two interceptions, in preparation for their big clash with Corona Centennial this weekend. WR Robbie Boyer had five receptions for 118 yards and two touchdowns.

Compton def. Long Beach Cabrillo, 29-14
For the first time all year, the Tarbabes gave up double-digit points, but it wasn't enough for Cabrillo. UCLA commit Datone Jones had his third straight double-digit tackle game, recording ten and a sack in the two touchdown win.

Leuzinger def. Hawthorne, 48-0
UCLA commit Uona Kaveinga was everywhere for the Olympians, on offense and defense in their rout of Hawthorne. Kaveinga had 14 tackles and a sack defensively and on offense, carried the ball three times for 14 yards, but scored two touchdowns and also caught a two-point conversion.

Arcadia def. Burbank, 13-7
With just seconds remaining on the clock, Kevan Walker threw a 48-yard touchdown pass to Todd Golper to help Arcadia stun Burbank and stay perfect on the season. Walker struggled at quarterback, going 12-of-27 for 136 yards and two interceptions, but also had the game winning pass. Golper had 95 yards on three catches including the game winner. Defensively, Walker had six tackles and an interception, made possible by a quarterback pressure from Golper, who ended with 16 tackles.

Troy def. Diamond Bar, 42-38 (OT)
UCLA commit Derrick Coleman ran for 153 yards and two touchdowns, but it was his nine-yard touchdown reception in overtime that was needed the most, helping the Warriors edge past the Brahmas. Coleman had 83 yards receiving to go with his 150+ yards rushing to keep Troy unbeaten.

Rancho Buena Vista def. El Camino, 29-28
UCLA commit Nelson Rosario reached the end zone again for the fifth straight game, but the Wildcats defense could not stop RBV, who scored 15 points in the fourth quarter and a two-point conversion in the final minutes, the second straight week El Camino lost on a two-point conversion.

Other Games for September 27th-29th
Carson def. Harvard-Westlake (UCLA commit Jonathan Martin), 31-15
Chino Hills (UCLA commit Cory Harkey) def. Etiwanda, 41-34
Colton (UCLA commit Damien Holmes) def. Marina, 52-14
Dominguez (UCLA commit Aaron Hester) def. Loyola, 34-24
Hart (UCLA commit Patrick Larimore) def. Claremont, 50-10
Katy (UCLA commit Aundre Dean- out with broken hand) def. Alief-Taylor, 38-0
Madera def. McClymonds (UCLA recruit Allen Carroll), 35-26
Mountain Ridge (UCLA commit Jeff Locke) def. Tolleson, 35-14
Palm Desert def. Hemet (UCLA recruit Hamani Stevens), 28-9
Palmdale (UCLA commit Connor Bradford) def. Quartz Hill, 32-29
Temecula Chaparral def. Santiago (UCLA commit Anthony Dye), 17-7
Valencia (UCLA commit Marlon Pollard) def. St. John Bosco, 56-7

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