The Southland fires cancelled a few of the games involving UCLA commits and a few more were moved to Monday. Still, several of UCLA's committed prospects had big weeks again.
Game of the Week: Huntington Beach Edison def. Esperanza, 9-7
On Monday, Edison got themselves back into the Sunset League race with a two-point win over previously unbeaten Esperanza. The win, and a subsequent loss by Los Alamitos created a four-way tie with two games left. UCLA's committed quarterback Nick Crissman was 14-for-28 for 127 yards and no interceptions and threw a 15-yard touchdown pass in the win.
Venice def. University, 41-8
UCLA commit Jerry Johnson had only two receptions but both went for scores in the Gondoliers rout of Uni. Johnson caught a 40-yard touchdown pass from Richard Ragland in the first quarter then added a 66-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter in the win.
Birmingham def. Granada Hills, 56-0
Milton Knox, UCLA's committed running back, didn't set any records this week, but made short work of the night, carrying the ball nine times for 110 yards and scored two first quarter touchdowns. Elite junior receiver Devon Flournoy had two catches but both went for touchdowns, a 17-yarder and a 29-yarder in the rout. Donovan Carter, a UCLA commit, had 12 tackles including two for loss in the shutout win.
Valencia tied Hart, 21-21
In a game that had UCLA commits on both teams, the Vikings surprised Hart as they battled to a draw in a Foothill League game that kept the Vikings postseason hopes alive. A fourth quarter score by the Vikings tied it at 21-21 and Hart missed a field goal that could have won it for them in the final seconds. Stanford commit Delano Howell rushed for 167 yards and quarterback B.R. Holbrook threw for 227 yards and two touchdowns in the tie. UCLA commit Patrick Larimore had eight tackles in the game. Valencia junior Marlon Pollard, UCLA's 2009 commit, had seven tackles for himself.
Katy def. Katy Cinco Ranch, 38-6
The top ranked team in Texas, Katy, led by UCLA commit Aundre Dean, had no problem with crosstown rival Cinco Ranch in televised game on FSN. Dean ran for 192 yards on 25 carries and scored a touchdown to keep the Tigers unbeaten at 8-0.
Culver City def. Santa Monica, 30-27
UCLA commit Antwon Moutra had another big game in a memorable senior season, making plays on both sides of the ball to help the Centaurs avenge a loss to Santa Monica from a year ago. Moutra had six catches for 155 yards and a touchdown and added eight tackles on defense. Darius Banks passes for 199 yards and a touchdown and ran for two more to keep Culver City unbeaten.
Dorsey def. Locke, 43-0
UCLA's committed safety Rahim Moore got the game started with an 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and scored on a 40-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter to help the Dons rout Locke. Johnathan Franklin, another Bruin commit, rushed for 83 yards on five carries and scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion.
Compton def Millikan, 34-28
The Tarbabes withstood a late Millikan charge, nearly blowing a 26-point lead, but held on for the 34-28 win, their final tuneup before their Moore League showdown with Long Beach Poly this weekend. Datone Jones, UCLA's committed defensive end, had another fine performance, recording eight tackles and a sack in the win.
Mission Viejo def. Dana Hills, 42-3
The Diablos offense continues to plug along, putting up 42 points and 200 yards on the ground. Mission Viejo had five rushing touchdowns, using the offensive line led by UCLA commit Jeff Baca to control the game. Junior quarterback Allan Bridgford threw for 209 yards and a touchdown win to keep the Diablos on top of the South Coast League.
St. Bonaventure def. Dos Pueblos, 41-17
Darrell Scott, the nation's top ranked running back, had his lowest rushing output of the season, carrying the ball 10 times for 79 yards but scored a touchdown in an easy win for the Seraphs. Elite junior Patrick Hall had a 70-yard touchdown reception and ran in a nine-yard score for the Seraphs, who have yet to lose a Channel League game in six seasons.
Week Eight (October 26th):
Ayala def. Chino Hills, 19-10
Crespi (UCLA commit E.J. Woods) def. Bishop Amat, 55-5
Dominguez (UCLA commit Aaron Hester) def. Paramount, 49-14
Fresno Edison (UCLA recruit Robert Golden) def. Reedley, 35-13
McClymonds (UCLA recruit Allen Carroll) def. Castlemont, 15-14
Mountain Ridge (UCLA commit Jeff Locke) def. St. Mary's, 31-30
Muir def. Arcadia (UCLA commit Kevan Walker and 2009 target Todd Golper), 50-28
Palmdale (UCLA commit Connor Bradford) def. Eastside, 41-0
Redondo def. Leuzinger (UCLA commit Uona Kaveinga), 17-3
Serra def. Harvard-Westlake (UCLA commit Jonathan Martin), 31-7
Colton (UCLA commit Damien Holmes) at San Bernardino Pacific
El Camino (UCLA commit Nelson Rosario) along with the rest of the San Diego Section had all games cancelled
Hemet (UCLA recruit Hamani Stevens) at Elsinore
Santiago (UCLA commit Anthony Dye) at Canyon Springs
Troy (UCLA commit Derrick Coleman) at Sonora