Recruit Round-Up: Week 11

The first round of the CIF Playoffs got underway throughout the Southland, with several of UCLA's committed players having big games, including another record setting performance by Milton Knox and a career day for Antwon Moutra...

Game of the Week: Huntington Beach Edison def. Compton, 28-10
After starting 8-0, Compton saw their season come to an end with their third straight loss, a 28-10 decision to Edison HS of Huntington Beach. UCLA's committed quarterback Nick Crissman was 12-for-16 threw for 178 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Chargers, who advanced to the finals of the Pac-5 last year, into the second round. The Tarbabes defense, which was so stout early on in the season, couldn't stop Areseo Lakey, who scored three touchdowns

Culver City def. Leuzinger, 35-28
The top-seeded Centaurs trailed the wild-card Olympians at the half, but a second-half rally was completed when quarterback Darius Banks ran in a 1-yard touchdown in the closing seconds to stop the upset bid. UCLA commit Antwon Moutra had an outstanding game, catching 11 passes for 232 yards and a touchdown, both school record performances in the vaunted passing offense. Defensively, he added five tackles and an interception. Banks finished with 445 yards passing and four touchdown throws. UCLA commit Uona Kaveinga ended his superb career with 16 tackles, four for loss and two sacks of Banks.

Birmingham def. Kennedy, 60-0
UCLA commit Milton Knox became just the third large-school player in the Valley to rush for over 6,000 yards in his career, after he ran for 251 yards and two touchdowns in the Patriots shutout of Kennedy. Knox, the City Section's all-time leading rusher, joined former Bruin Manuel White and Raiders running back Justin Fargas. Elite junior received Devon Flournoy had two touchdown receptions for Birmingham, which received its fourth shutout on defense in its last five games. Donovan Carter, another UCLA commit, had eight tackles, two for loss and a sack.

Rancho Verde def. Arcadia, 53-28
Rancho Verde had little trouble with an undermanned Apache team, ending Arcadia's season with a 53-28 win. UCLA commit Kevan Walker moved to receiver and had six receptions for 51 yards and a two-point conversion. 2009 target Todd Golper had a big game in a losing cause, catching eight passes for 102 yards and a touchdown and recording 11 tackles and a pass deflection.

El Camino def. Rancho Bernardo, 46-10
The Pirates barely made it into the playoffs, but when they played their opener, they left no doubt they belonged, routing Rancho Bernardo by 36 points. UCLA commit Nelson Rosario had only four catches, but three of them went for scores, a 74-yarder, a 19-yarder and a 42-yarder to amount for 135 of his 151 yards.

Dorsey def. San Pedro, 21-7
UCLA commit Johnathan Franklin rushed for 221 yards and on 30 carries and he and Rahim Moore helped the Dons defense stop the Pirates, in a 28-7 win in the first round of the City Section playoffs.

Katy def. Strake Jesuit, 51-18
UCLA commit Aundre Dean led the top-seeded Wildcats to a first-round win, rushing for 174 yards and a touchdown. Dean scored on a 37-yard touchdown 90 seconds into the game, but Strake Jesuit kept it close early on. A 23-point fourth quarter turned the game into a rout and moved Katy on to the second round.

Santiago def. Etiwanda, 53-29
The Sharks prepped for the playoffs by playing a very tough schedule and it showed in their first-round road rout of Etiwanda, a 53-29 victory. UCLA commit Anthony Dye had an outstanding game on offense, rushing for 230 yards and scoring five touchdowns for the Sharks. Dye played primarily safety, so he didn't match up much with Cal-bound receiver Marvin Jones, who finished with 11 catches for 115 yards.

Colton def. Don Lugo, 51-0
A stout defensive effort by the Yellowjackets, with contributions from defensive end Damien Holmes, a UCLA commit, led them to an easy first round win over Don Lugo, a 51-0 shutout. Colton allowed only 47 yards in offense, including a -26 rushing performance for Don Lugo. Holmes had five tackles, four hurries, two sacks, two pass deflections and forced a fumble in the win, which sets up a matchup with Rancho Verde in the second round.

Crespi def. Long Beach Millikan, 26-14
#2 seed Crespi raced past Millikan, 26-14 to set up a second round showdown with Mater Dei. UCLA commit E.J. Woods rushed for 115 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns and had a sack on defense for the Celts.

St. Bonaventure def. San Luis Obispo, 27-7
The nation's top running back, Darrell Scott, rushed for 137 yards and two touchdowns to lead the top-seeded Seraphs to a 20-point win in the first round.

Other scores from Week Ten (November 15th-17th):
Fresno Edison (UCLA recruit Robert Golden) def. Bakersfield Liberty, 13-9
Orange Lutheran def. Mission Viejo (UCLA commit Jeff Baca), 28-7
McClymonds (UCLA recruit Allen Carroll) def. Oakland Tech, 27-13
Dominguez (UCLA commit Aaron Hester) def. Palmdale Highland, 49-10
Venice (UCLA commit Jerry Johnson) def. Locke, 38-14
Valencia (UCLA commit Marlon Pollard) def. Oxnard, 28-7
Palmdale (UCLA commit Connor Bradford) def. Warren, 38-7
Hart (UCLA commit Patrick Larimore-out with a hand injury) def. Thousand Oaks, 48-24


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