Week nine had several key league games, and some big blowouts as league playoffs berths were clinched along with league titles.
Game of the Week: Long Beach Poly def. Compton, 42-14
The Jackrabbits still own the Moore League, routing the Tarbabes by 28 and winning their 72nd straight league. Poly turned a 14-8 halftime lead into a 35-8 lead by the end of the third quarter and clinched the Moore League title with the win. UCLA-committed DE Datone Jones had eight tackles in the loss for the Tarbabes.
Katy def. Alief Elsik, 45-6
What would UCLA commit Aundre Dean do for an encore after a big game last week? How about rush for 207 yards on 12 carries, including a state-record tying 99-yard touchdown run as well as a 60-yard touchdown run. Dean averaged 17.25 yards a carry and helped Katy, ranked #5 in the country, stay unbeaten.
Huntington Beach Edison def. Fountain Valley, 22-13
The Chargers won the "Battle of the Bell" over their rival Fountain Valley, and got another steady performance by quarterback Nick Crissman, who is heating up as the playoffs get closer. Crissman threw for 206 yards and two touchdowns on 16-of-26 passing. The win by the Chargers, plus a loss by Los Alamitos gives Edison a chance to earn the top seed out of the Sunset League if they can get by Newport Harbor this weekend.
Birmingham def. Cleveland, 82-0
The Patriots did it on offense, scoring 82 points, and on defense, not giving up any in one of the biggest blowouts in City Section history. UCLA commit Milton Knox ran for 85 yards and two touchdowns in a limited role while junior receiver Devon Flournoy caught four passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns in the rout. The Patriots gave up only 34 yards in offense.
El Camino def. Fallbrook, 26-13
Nelson Rosario and the Wildcats kept their Avacado League title hopes alive, and set up a showdown with crosstown rival Oceanside this weekend. Rosario only had four catches for 49 yards but had an interception in the win.
Colton def. Arroyo Valley, 40-32
The Yellowjackets clinched at least a tie for the San Andreas League title with a late touchdown to seal the win. UCLA commit Damien Holmes had nine tackles, three sacks and helped stop the Hawks in the second half.
Culver City def. Hawthorne, 50-13
Antwon Moutra had two touchdown receptions in the second quarter and went over 100 yards for the sixth straight game and added an interception to keep the Centaurs unbeaten in 2007.
Crespi def. Loyola, 38-7
Crespi set up a showdown with Notre Dame for this weekend with a 31-point rout of the Cubs. UCLA commit E.J. Woods had five tackles and one for a loss and also threw a 20-yard touchdown pass for the Celts. Woods ran for 79 yards on 12 carries and Austin Shanks fan for 156 yards.
Troy def. Fullerton, 22-20
For the first time all year, Derrick Coleman was kept out of the end zone, but he still ran for 114 yards on 28 carries, having rushed for over 100 in every game this season as Troy edged rival Fullerton by two.
Chino Hills def. Diamond Bar, 31-21
UCLA commit Cory Harkey had three catches for 63 yards and a 29-yard touchdown to help the Huskies beat the Brahmas by 10. Harkey added three tackles, one for loss and another for a sack in the win.
Dorsey def. Jefferson, 28-0
The Dons got a solid game from Johnathan Franklin, who scored two touchdowns and ran for 68 yards on nine carries and Rahim Moore has two catches for 52 yards, one being a 34-yard touchdown reception and he also picked off a pass.
Leuzinger def. Mira Costa, 28-14
UCLA commit Uona Kaveinga had 11 tackles, his eighth game with double-digit tackles, to lead the Olympians to a two-touchdown win over Mira Costa. Kaveinga has 112 tackles with six sacks this season.
Burroughs def. Arcadia, 16-10
UCLA commit Kevan Walker had five tackles on defense but had a rough night at quarterback, going 8-for-18 for 54 yards in the loss. 2009 target Todd Golper had 11 tackles but only one reception for seven yards.
Other games for Week Nine (November 2nd):
Harvard-Westlake (UCLA commit Jonathan Martin) def. Bosco Tech, 28-7
Dominguez (UCLA commit Aaron Hester) def. Lynwood, 41-20
Hart (UCLA commit Patrick Larimore) def. Golden Valley, 49-13
Hemet (UCLA recruit Hamani Stevens) def. Lakeside, 28-13
McClymonds (UCLA target Allen Carroll) def. Oakland, 20-6
Mission Viejo (UCLA commit Jeff Baca) def. Capistrano Valley, 42-14
Brophy Prep def. Mountain Ridge (UCLA commit Jeff Locke), 28-3
Palmdale (UCLA commit Connor Bradford) def. Highland, 28-16
St. Bonaventure (UCLA recruits Darrell Scott and Vaughn Dotsy) def. San Marcos, 47-7
Venice (UCLA commit Jerry Johnson) def. Palisades, 42-0
Valencia (UCLA commit Marlon Pollard) def. West Ranch, 36-16