The final weekend of the regular season had some big games, and strong performances by several of the Bruin commits catapulted them to league titles.
Game of the Week:Birmingham def. Taft, 49-14
The Patriots earned the top seed in the City Section playoffs and keep their realistic chances for the California D-I State Bowl berth alive, thanks to a dominating 49-14 win over Taft. The Toreadors struck first, scoring the first points on Birmingham in over a month, but the Patriots reeled off seven straight touchdowns to put the game out of reach. UCLA commit Milton Knox rushed for 150 yards and three touchdowns in the rout. Junior sensation Devon Flournoy had three catches for 110 yards and scored two touchdowns. Donovan Carter, a Bruin commit, had an interception in the win.
Huntington Beach Edison def. Newport Harbor, 47-0
UCLA commit Nick Crissman threw for 203 yards and three touchdowns to help the Chargers sew up the Sunset League title. Crissman also ran for another 83 yards to help the Chargers rally back and win the league after a league-opening loss to Los Alamitos, and earn the top seed out of the Sunset League.
Hart def. Saugus, 24-21
Johnny MacArthur did it again, kicking a last minute field goal to lead the Indians to a 24-21 win over Saugus and give them the Foothill League title. Last month, MacArthur kicked a 42-yarder to beat Canyon on the last play of the game. UCLA commit Patrick Larimore was supposed to be out the remainder of the season with a broken thumb, but played in his final game before surgery and had nine tackles for the Indians. Larimore could return if the Indians make a deep run in the playoffs.
Oceanside def. El Camino, 49-28
Oceanside earned the Avocado League title but El Camino kept their season going and will advance to the San Diego Section playoffs. UCLA commit Nelson Rosario had six catches for 133 yards and scored three touchdowns for the Wildcats in a losing effort.
Culver City def. Beverly Hills, 31-21
The Ocean League title is Culver City's after a 10-point win over Beverly Hills gave them a perfect league mark. UCLA commit Antwon Moutra had three catches for 41 yards and nine tackles on defense to help the Centaurs stay unbeaten and earn the top-seed in the CIF playoffs.
Arcadia def. Crescenta Valley, 31-24
With UCLA commit Kevan Walker out with an ankle injury, 2009 target Todd Golper picked up the slack, catching three passes for 40 yards and adding 11 tackles, four quarterback hurries and two sacks, to make a case for Defensive Player of the Year and put the Apaches in the playoffs.
Santiago def. Corona, 39-11
Playing running back for the Sharks, UCLA commit Anthony Dye rank for 126 yards on 10 carries and reached the end zone three times to give the Sharks a win and clinch a spot in the CIF Playoffs in a must-win game. Dye also had two catches in the win.
Crespi def. Notre Dame, 23-3
After forcing the West's top quarterback to the sidelines with a concussion, the Celts capitalized and won the Serra League title, and the #2 seed in the Pac-5 Playoffs with a surprising rout of Notre Dame. The Knights lost Dayne Crist early on, and they could never get their offense on track. The Celts lost running back Austin Shanks to an ankle injury, but UCLA commit E.J. Woods stepped in and helped a long scoring drive give the Celts a lead they wouldn't relinquish.
Colton def. San Bernardino, 59-14
Damien Holmes, a commit to UCLA, had seven tackles and forced two fumbles and scored a 40-yard touchdown to help the Yellowjackets to a blowout win and the outright league title.
Troy def. Sunny Hills, 42-0
The Warriors had no problem with crosstown rival Sunny Hills, using two touchdowns from UCLA commit Derrick Coleman on the ground, and two more from receiver Josh Swaney to rout Sunny Hills. Afterwards, though, the Warriors received the bad news that an ineligible player would prevent them from going to the CIF Playoffs.
Katy def. Katy Mayde Creek, 63-3
UCLA commit Aundre Dean ran for 160 yards and a touchdown to lead the Tigers to a perfect regular season mark in a 60-point rout of crosstown rival Mayde Creek. Katy also earned the top seed in the state playoffs with the win.
Dorsey def. Manual Arts, 53-12
UCLA bound Johnathan Franklin ran for 62 yards on six carries and a touchdown and fellow Bruin commit Rahim Moore had an interception and a 12-yard touchdown reception to help the Dons end the Coliseum League season in second place.
St. Bonaventure def. Buena, 55-7
The nation's top running back, Darrell Scott, carried the ball just eight times but turned it into 155 yards rushing and scored three times, including on the first play the Seraphs ran. Elite junior Patrick Hall had nine tackles, forced two fumbles, blocked a punt and scored to give the Seraphs their sixth straight Channel League title and earn them the #1 seed in the Northern Division playoffs.
Other games for Week Nine (November 8th-10th):
Valencia (UCLA commit Marlon Pollard) def. Canyon, 31-9
Damien def. Chino Hills (UCLA commit Cory Harkey), 33-17
Dominguez (UCLA commit Aaron Hester) def. Downey, 35-13
Harvard-Westlake (UCLA commit Jonathan Martin) def. Bishop Montgomery, 30-10
Lakewood def. Compton (UCLA commit Datone Jones), 33-25
Oakland Tech tied McClymonds (UCLA recruit Allen Carroll), 16-16
Palmdale (UCLA commit Connor Bradford) def. Lancaster, 29-0
Tesoro def. Mission Viejo (UCLA commit Jeff Baca), 28-24
Venice def. Fairfax, 35-28
West Torrance def. Leuzinger (UCLA commit Uona Kaveinga), 13-0
West Valley def. Hemet (UCLA recruit Hamani Stevens), 24-0