The game of the week lived up to its hype, with Taft using a fourth quarter rally and then Serra holding off the Toreadors in overtime. Serra's junior quarterback Connor Preston was 17-for-28 for 274 yards and a touchdown, UCLA target Paul Richardson had three catches for 53 yards, and Robert Woods had over 100 yards receiving and a touchdown for Serra. Elite 2011 prospect Jason Gibson starred on defense, with three sacks for Serra. For film from this contest, go here: Taft-Serra Highlights
De La Salle def. Monte Vista, 28-21
De La Salle still has not lost a game to an NCS opponent since 1991, thanks to Terran Ward's 398 yards and touchdown as the Spartans rallied to beat Monte Vista. UCLA's committed quarterback Brett Nottingham was 20-for-31 for 221 yards and three touchdown passes in the loss.
Colton def. Kaiser, 14-6
Kaiser, with UCLA target Josh Shirley recording 10 tackles and two for loss, couldn't muster any offense, and Kaiser dropped a nonleague game to Colton. UCLA safety recruit Derrick Malone ran for 108 yards on nine carries and a score.
Oaks Christian def. Long Beach Jordan, 42-7
Paced by the newest UCLA commitment, Malcolm Jones, the Lions had no problem with Jordan, who's been ravaged by injuries. Jones played just the first half, but had enough playing time to rush for two scores and score another one on a 71-yard interception return.
Clovis West def. Fresno Edison, 28-14
The Tigers, led by two UCLA commits Wesley Flowers and Tevin McDonald, still couldn't get over on their longtime nemesis Clovis West, blowing a 14-0 lead and giving up 28 unanswered points. McDonald had a touchdown and nine tackles, with three for loss, to help Edison jump to the early lead, but Clovis West had a number of second half takeaways that were the difference.
Bellevue def. Sammamish, 42-0
Bellevue extended their streak to 17 wins over Washington opponents in a shutout win over Sammamish. UCLA commit Julious Moore played a big role on both sides of the ball for the Wolverines.
Valencia def. Loyola, 35-14
Junior quarterback Jerry Neuheisel and UCLA target John Young couldn't lead the Cubs past unbeaten Valencia, dropping a non-league game to drop to 2-3. The Loyola offense, minus Anthony Barr, continued to sputter, while Valencia's balance won out.
Riverside Poly def. Corona, 32-27
Playing quarterback in the Wildcat, UCLA recruit Jordon James ran for two touchdowns and threw one to UCLA recruit Chidera Uzo-Direbe, but 15 second half points from Poly helped them rally past the Panthers.
UCLA targets and commits off this week
Los Angeles Crenshaw, with Hayes Pullard and DeAnthony Thomas were off. Servite and Kirifi Taula had a bye. La Costa Canyon and Kenny Stills took the week off. Tesoro and Sil Ajawara had a bye. Carson and Wade Yandall also had a bye. Santa Ana Mater Dei and Chris Ward and Chula Vista Eastlake with Tony Jefferson were both off.