Week seven sees an intriguing matchup in San Diego that BRO will attend, as well as a City Section game featuring future Bruins on each side.
Game of the Week: Carlsbad at El Camino
Both teams had surprising results last week, and come into this Avocado League showdown in two completely different mindsets. After losing two games by two-point conversions earlier this year, El Camino stopped Vista to surprise them and win their league opener. Carlsbad was the top-ranked team in San Diego but was routed by Oceanside. This game will feature UCLA bound receiver Nelson Rosario against Colorado bound Vince Ewing in the secondary.
Dorsey at Crenshaw
Traditionally one of the best rivalries in the City, the Cougars are somewhat down this year, but can make things right in Coliseum League play. This game will feature three UCLA commits, the Dons boasting Johnathan Franklin and Rahim Moore and the Cougars featuring Kemonte Bateman. Bateman and Moore could even matchup against each other. Last year, Dorsey beat Crenshaw in a muddy game, but the year before, Crenshaw beat Dorsey twice.
Corona Centennial at Santiago
The Sharks are coming off a heartbreaking loss to Norco while the Huskies are back in shape after losing to Mater Dei. This game will feature an excellent Husky offense, led by Ryan Bass against a stout Sharks defense, paced by UCLA commit Anthony Dye. Dye will also be keying on quarterback Matt Scott and the Husky passing game. For the Sharks to have any kind of shot at the Mountain View League title, this is a must win.
Fresno Edison at Bullard
The top game in Central California features a pair of unbeaten Fresno teams. Bullard is the top ranked team in Fresno while Edison is right behind them. The Tigers feature three of the elite juniors in the country, Cliff Harris, T.J. McDonald and Rolando Jefferson, all players UCLA is recruiting, as well as cornerback Robert Golden. The winner here keeps their hopes for the D-I State Bowl berth alive.
Harvard-Westlake at Los Angeles Cathedral on Saturday
The Wolverines will be led by running back Tehron O'Neal and UCLA commit Jonathan Martin on the offensive line, while Cathedral has two elite juniors, athlete Randall Carroll (a USC commit whom UCLA is still recruiting), and stud tackle Steven Trujillo. The Wolverines are trying to bounce back from a surprising loss to St. Bernard's last week.
Birmingham at Woodland Hills El Camino
With the pressure of becoming the City's all-time leading rusher behind him, Patriots running back Milton Knox can go back to focusing on leading the Patriots to their second City title in a row and keep their outside shot at the D-I State Bowl alive. The Patriots defense, led by UCLA commit Donovan Carter and Fresno State commit Malik Jackson has been excellent all year, allowing 14 points or less in five of their six games.
Compton at Long Beach Jordan
The Tarbabes look to stay unbeaten when the take on Jordan in another tuneup before their showdown with Long Beach Poly. The Compton defense has given up 34 points the past two weeks, 13 more than they gave up in their first four, but they still have yet to be tested. Defensive end Datone Jones, a UCLA commit, has double digit sacks already for Compton.
Hart at West Ranch
After a thrilling 31-28 win over Canyon a week ago, Hart returns to action when they face upstart West Ranch, who won their first three but has been routed in two if its last three games. The Indians are led offensively by Stanford commit Delano Howell, who had a big game against Canyon and by quarterback B.R. Holbrook. Defensively, UCLA commit Patrick Larimore is coming off another double-digit tackle game.
Huntington Beach Edison at Marina
UCLA's committed quarterback Nick Crissman finally got into a rhythm last week against Los Alamitos after coming back from a bout of appendicitis. This week the Chargers face crosstown rival Marina in an important Sunset League game for both, who are trying to win their first league game.
Mission Viejo at San Clemente
A big South Coast League tilt takes place with two top teams facing off in San Clemente. The Tritons suffered a surprising loss to Tesoro last weekend while the Diablos snapped a two-game losing streak in beating Aliso Niguel. The Mission Viejo running game has been excellent all year, thanks to a solid offensive line led by UCLA commit Jeff Baca.
Other Games to watch in Week Seven (October 19th):
Buena Park at Troy (UCLA commit Derrick Coleman)
Colton (UCLA commit Damien Holmes) at San Gorgino
Crespi (UCLA commit E.J. Woods) at St. Paul
Desert Mountain at Mountain Ridge (UCLA commit Jeff Locke)
Downey at Dominguez (UCLA commit Aaron Hester)
Glendora at Chino Hills (UCLA commit Cory Harkey)
Hamilton at Venice (UCLA commit Jerry Johnson)
Hemet (UCLA recruit Hamani Stevens) at Paloma Valley
Katy (UCLA commit Aundre Dean) at Katy Morton Ranch (10/20)
Littlerock at Palmdale (UCLA commit Connor Bradford)
Morningside at Culver City (UCLA commit Antwon Moutra)
Pasadena at Arcadia (UCLA commit Kevan Walker and 2009 recruit Todd Golper)
Peninsula at Leuzinger (UCLA commit Uona Kaveinga)
Santa Barbara at St. Bonaventure (UCLA recruits Vaughn Dotsy and Darrell Scott)
Skyline at McClymonds (UCLA recruit Allen Carroll)
Valencia (UCLA commit Marlon Pollard) at Saugus