Prospect Round-Up: Week 3

UCLA's committed quarterback Brett Nottingham goes off in Monte Vista's win and Edison defensive back Tevin McDonald has a hat trick on defense in Week Three of the prep football season...

It wasn't a great week for games in the West, especially after last week's big matchups, but there were still some intriguing scores.

Game of the Week: Edison def. Servite, 23-9
The two perennial powerhouses in Orange County, and ranked teams in the state, saw Edison, with Jordan Zumwalt, the Stanford bound linebacker, spurring on the team, playing with a cast on his broken hand, stun Servite, 23-9. Matt Viles, an under-the-radar quarterback, threw for 255 yards in the win. Kirifi Taula, UCLA's target on defense, had a block of a field goal that led to Servite's lone touchdown and a short-lived 6-0 lead.

Danville Monte Vista def. Brentwood Heritage, 54-21
Brent Nottingham was the epitome of consistency, having his best game of the season in a rout of Heritage. Nottingham was 18-of-22 for 392 yards and threw five touchdown passes, including an 86-yarder and 75-yarder, to keep top-ranked Monte Vista unbeaten. Bryce McGovern was his favorite target, with McGovern having 10 receptions and 300 yards, including all five touchdown receptions.

Berkeley def. Pittsburg, 18-16
With UCLA coaches in attendance, Pittsburg and four-star safety Erick Dargan couldn't snap their losing streak, instead dropping their third straight. Dargan scored on a 13-yard run to give Pittsburg an early lead, but he aggravated a knee injury in the third quarter and did not return.

Chula Vista Eastlake def. Steele Canyon, 38-13
UCLA commit Tony Jefferson and Eastlake moved to 2-1-1 with a rout of Steele Canyon. Jefferson ran for 111 yards on 20 carries and scored a touchdown and helped stifle Steele Canyon's defense in the win.

Encinitas La Costa Canyon def. Santa Margarita, 28-14
Kenny Stills had a relatively quiet evening, going scoreless for the first time all year, but La Costa Canyon stayed unbeaten with an intersectional victory.

Crenshaw def. Riverside North, 41-21
Crenshaw's Hayes Pullard and DeAnthony Thomas didn't have big nights, but they didn't need them, with other Cougars doing their part to have a three-touchdown win. Thomas rushed for 54 yards and Pullard for 31, with three tackles, to keep the City's top-team unbeaten.

Kaiser def. Cajon, 20-0
Led by Josh Shirley, the Cats shut down the Cajon offense and cruised to an easy 20-0 win. Shirley, playing his first game at linebacker, instead of his normal defensive end spot, had 12 tackles and two sacks.

Fresno Edison def. Merced, 34-3
The Tigers, led by two UCLA commits Wesley Flowers and Tevin McDonald, had an easier-than-expected time with Merced, rolling to a 31-point win. McDonald had a pick, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery for the Tigers, who are 3-0 on the year.

Gardena Serra def. Palos Verde Peninsiula, 48-0
The vaunted Cavs offense stayed hot but the defense was the story in their shutout win over Peninsula. Connor Preston was 13-for-19 for 274 yards and four touchdown passes, Robert Woods scored two touchdowns, George Farmer one and Paul Richardson had three catches. Serra had six sacks in the win.

Bellevue def. Mount Si, 28-0
Bellevue snapped it's two game losing streak in winning their second game of the year, and first against an in-state school. UCLA commit Julious Moore had six tackles and a tackle for loss in the win.

Brookhaven (Ohio) def. Whetstone, 23-20
New UCLA commit Derrick Bryant and Brookhaven moved past .500 with a three-point win over Whetstone.

Orchard Lake St. Mary Prep def. Detroit U-D Jesuit, 35-0
UCLA pledge Earnest Thomas helped OLSMP to their second win of the season with two rushing touchdowns and two tackles for a loss.

Other UCLA Offers in Action
La Canada St. Francis behind Dietrich Riley had six carries for 90 yards, three receptions for 77 yards, five tackles and a touchdown in a 35-20 win over Burbank Burroughs. Tesoro and Sil Ajawara beat Covina South Hills, 34-21. Palmdale and Josh Shaw took on Valencia and Brock Vereen but lost 35-14. Shaw threw for 204 yards and ran for 80 yards on 13 carries and scored a touchdown.

UCLA targets and commits off this week
Anthony Jefferson and L.A. Cathedral had a buy before facing Eagle Rock next week. Oaks Christian and Malcolm Jones were off as well.


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