Here is a look at games involving UCLA commits and recruits from the semifinals and finals of the prep football season.
Game of the Week: Upland def. Los Osos, 42-21
Stanford commit Josh Nunes finally got a win against UCLA commit Richard Brehaut, and when it mattered most, leading the Highlanders to a 42-21 win in the CIF-SS Central Division semifinals. Nunes threw for 132 yards on 9-of-12 passing and a touchdown while Brehaut threw a touchdown pass in the loss.
Corona Centennial def. Murrieta Valley, 38-17
The defending champion Huskies moved to 13-0 and back into the CIF-SS Inland Division finals with an easy 21-point win over Murrieta Valley, and keeping their bid alive for the state bowl game. UCLA commit Ricky Marvray scored on a 28-yard touchdown reception from Nebraska commit Taylor Martinez, his 12th of the year, which set the single season school record for the Huskies. Centennial will face Temecula Chaparral in the finals, a rematch of their season opening win.
Pomona Diamond Ranch def. West Covina, 39-7
Upstart Diamond Ranch, which started the playoffs with a 4-6 record, moved on to the CIF-SS Southeast championship game with a 32-point pasting of West Covina. UCLA commit Brandon Sermons ran for 111 yards on only three carries, including a 69-yard touchdown run, and had a 52-yard touchdown run called back to help Diamond Ranch move on to a matchup with top-seed Charter Oak in the finals on Friday night.
Visalia El Diamante def. Fresno Edison, 21-15
Behind the running of senior back Stefphon Jefferson, El Diamante advanced to their third straight CIF-Central Section title game. Jefferson ran for 258 yards on the vaunted Edison defense, and UCLA commit Greg Capella helped pave the way up front for a 400+ yard rushing day. El Diamante will face Tulare, who they beat in the finals last year, this Friday night.
Honolulu Punahou vs. Leilehua
The Buffnblu won their first-ever state title in football, thanks to a big night from their UCLA commits and one of UCLA's chief targets. Committed receiver Roby Toma had 147 yards and a touchdown, committed running back Dalton Hilliard ran for 98 yards and a touchdown and recruit Manti Te'o had eight tackles, three for loss and two sacks plus a forced fumble, to help the Buffnblu rout Leilehua, 38-7.
Long Beach Poly def. Lakewood, 20-10
The top-seeded Jackrabbits rallied from a 10-0 deficit to win 20-10 and move on to the CIF-SS Pac-5 finals. Poly was led defensively by UCLA recruit Iuta Tepa, who had two sacks and forced Lakewood quarterback Jesse Scroggins into an interception, which UCLA recruit Stanjarivus McKay picked off, that lead to the clinching score. Poly will face Tesoro in the finals on Saturday night at Angel Stadium.
Mt. San Antonio College def College of the Canyons, 51-44
The Mounties offense, which features offensive lineman Eddie Williams, a UCLA commit, defeated Canyons, which features UCLA commit Shawn Johnson, to move on to the state championship game. Mt. SAC had 487 yards in offense, including 213 on the ground in the win. Canyons had 610 yards in offense, and 310 on the ground, but gave up 13 points in the final 10 seconds to blow a 44-38 lead.
Gardena Serra def. El Segundo, 35-28
Robert Woods, a 2010 prospect with a UCLA offer, had 17 catches for 183 yards and a touchdown and added an interception to help the Cavs beat El Segundo, 35-28. El Segundo will move on to face Oaks Christian in the CIF-Northwest Division finals.
Other UCLA Offers/Commits in Action
Westlake Village Oaks Christian (2010 lineman Erik Kohler and the rest of the stellar 2010 Lions' class) def. Morro Bay, 29-7
Arcadia (UCLA commit Todd Golper)
Bishop Amat (UCLA commits Isaiah Bowens and Sheldon Price)
Bloomington (UCLA commit Jayson Allmond)
Kapolei (UCLA commit Stan Hasiak)
Las Vegas Silverado (UCLA commit Keenan Graham)
Mission Viejo (UCLA commit Alex Mascarenas)
Compton College (UCLA commit Branden Warner)
San Bernardino Arroyo Valley (UCLA target Michael Philipp)