Prospect Round-Up: Week 2

UCLA's committed quarterback, Brett Nottingham, has another big game, committed safety Tony Jefferson has another big day on offense, and prospective athlete Dietrich Riley of La Canada St. Francis has a big day himself on both sides of the ball...

Week Two had some serious clash of titans, with two games in Seattle featuring UCLA commits and targets, the target winning and the commit losing. Here is a look at games involving committed prospects and other UCLA targets.

Game of the Week: Oaks Christian def. Skyline (Wash.), 28-25
The #1-ranked team in California, Oaks Christian, knocked off the top-ranked team in Washington, Skyline in a thriller in Washington. Malcolm Jones, one of UCLA's top targets this year, scored what would turn out to be the game-sealing touchdown, a 48-yard jaunt, one of his 20 carries, on a night he finished with 128 yards. 2011 receiver Kasen Williams, whom UCLA has offered, had seven receptions for 153 yards and two touchdowns for Skyline, who saw their 30-game winning streak come to an end..

Sacramento Grant def. Bellevue, def. 14-0
The defending open division state champions from California, Grant knocked off the defending state champions from Washington, Bellevue. UCLA commit Julious Moore played both ways the whole night, doing most of his damage on defense where he had two sacks and two more tackles for loss.

Anaheim Servite def. Encino Crespi, 38-28
Servite jumped out to a 31-0 lead, and appeared to be cruising to a blowout victory, but Crespi fought back before falling short. UCLA target Kirifi Taula went both ways for Servite, making an impression on both sides and 2011 recruit Troy Niklas, Servite's 6-6 tight end, had a touchdown in the win.
For a complete game recap go to GoldenStatePreps.com

Danville Monte Vista def. Pittsburg, 42-25
Pittsburg was missing four-star safety Erick Dargan, one of UCLA's primary second recruits, for most of the night, which made life easier for Monte Vista, and UCLA's committed quarterback, Brett Nottingham, who had his second big game to start the year. Nottingham was 14-of-23 for 339 yards and four touchdowns in the win. Dargan sat out the first half with a bruised knee, and returned to play sparingly in the second half, finishing with two receptions for 14 yards but had no carries.

Chula Vista Eastlake def. San Marcos Mission Hills, 40-14
Tony Jefferson, committed to UCLA as a safety, has been outstanding on offense for Eastlake, and continued his hot start with three more touchdowns, giving him six on the season. Jefferson ran for 98 yards on 13 carries to lead Eastlake to their first win of the season.

Encinitas La Costa Canyon def, Chula Vista, 38-21
After jumping out to a 31-0 lead, La Costa Canyon had to hold off a late Chula Vista rally before leaving with a 17-point win. Five-star receiver Kenny Stills had five receptions for 116 yards and a touchdown and also returned a punt for a score, to keep La Costa Canyon unbeaten in 2009.

Gardena Serra def. Carson, 27-17
Serra junior quarterback Connor Preston had another solid outing for the Cavs, the 2011 passer going 14-for-25 for 221 yards, though he did throw two picks. His favorite receiver was UCLA target Paul Richardson, who had two touchdown receptions from Preston. Carson, behind UCLA target Wade Yandall, had a third quarter lead, before two touchdowns from Serra made the difference.

Crenshaw def. Fontana Miller
Hayes Pullard and the Cougars defense had no issue with Miller, cruising to their first blowout win in 2009, but keeping them unbeaten. Pullard had three tackles and a sack and 2011 stud DeAnthony Thomas had one reception for 54-yards and a touchdown, in his first game back after suffering a high ankle sprain.

Riverside J.W. North def. Fontana Kaiser, 28-12
North ran away from UCLA target Josh Shirley for most of the night, and their ground game was the difference maker in this one. E.J. Schexnayder rushed for 182 yards and scored three touchdowns in the big non-league win for North.

Fresno Edison def. Fresno Central, 25-17
The Tigers returned after a week off to face crosstown foe Central, who they beat 70-17 a year ago. This year, the game was much closer, the Tigers rallying from a 17-13 deficit. UCLA-bound Tevin McDonald had the game sealing touchdown, a 16-yard run made possible by fellow UCLA commit Wesley Flowers and UCLA recruit Rykeem Yates, who blew open the hole that led to the score. McDonald also had a pair of big fourth-down conversions and Flowers recovered a Central fumble for Edison.

Brookhaven (Ohio) def. Northland, 14-6
Behind the defensive effort of UCLA commit Derrick Bryant, Brookhaven evened their record at 2-2. Bryant had eight tackles, two sacks, a fumble recovery and a blocked punt, then left for his official visit to UCLA, where he ultimately committed to.

Orchard Lake St. Mary Prep def. Warren De La Salle, 25-16
UCLA pledge Earnest Thomas iced the game with a 6-yard touchdown run to give St. Mary Prep it's first win of the season, a nine-point win over De La Salle.

Newport Harbor def. Loyola, 28-14
Loyola, without Anthony Barr and with Jerry Neuheisel suffering a concussion, dropped a nonleague game to Newport Harbor, 28-14.

Other UCLA Offers in Action
Los Angeles Cathedral and receiver Anthony Jefferson def. El Segundo, 55-28, with Jefferson accounting for four receptions for 127 yards, two touchdown receptions and a two-point conversion and two tackles. La Canada St. Francis behind Dietrich Riley's two touchdowns, downed Crescenta Valley, 27-21. Tesoro and Sil Ajawara got their first win, a 45-14 win over El Modena.


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