Two of the Sunset League's best teams started league play with a thriller, with Newport Harbor using a fourth-and-goal conversion for a score in the win. Shaquille Richardson had six tackles and four receptions and Nick Richardson rushed for 211 yards for the Griffins, but it wasn't enough in the loss.
Amador Valley def. Monte Vista, 24-21
Monte Vista, led by UCLA-bound quarterback Brett Nottingham, lost its second straight heart-breaker, a 24-21 contest to Amador Valley in overtime. Nottingham had another big game, going 26-for-34 for 310 yards and two touchdown passes in the loss.
Kaiser def. Riverside Patriot, 32-6
Kaiser, with USC commit Anthony Brown rushing for 250 yards and four touchdowns, and UCLA target Josh Shirley recording 12 tackles, including three for loss from his linebacker spot, trounced Patriot to kick off Sunkist League play.
Oaks Christian def. Bishop Diego, 65-6
Unbeaten Oaks cruised in their Tri-Valley League opener, with the starters playing just a couple of minutes into the second quarter. UCLA commit Malcolm Jones ran for 134 yards on eight carries and scored three touchdowns and had one 28-yard reception go for a score in just over a quarter's worth of playing time. Junior quarterback Trevor Gretzky was 4-for-5 for 78 yards.
Fresno Edison def. Reedley, 46-0
The Tigers, led by two UCLA commits Wesley Flowers and Tevin McDonald, had no problem in their County/Metro League opener. Flowers and McDonald helped the Tigers pitch a shutout, with McDonald intercepting a pass, but it was the McDonald Show on offense. Tevin had three touchdowns, a 46-yard run and 69-yard run and had an 85-yard punt return for a score.
Chula Vista Eastlake def. Chula Vista Hilltop, 49-10
UCLA commit and U.S. Army All-American Tony Jefferson and Eastlake opened Mesa League play with an easy win over crosstown foe Hilltop. Jefferson carried the ball seven times for 107 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns for Eastlake.
Gardena Serra def. Bishop Montgomery, 56-3
Serra got a breather in Del Rey League play with an easy 53-point win. Junior quarterback Connor Preston was 9-for-11 for 184 yards and four touchdown passes, two of them going to Robert Woods, as Serra cruised to the win.
Bellevue def. Juanita, 50-7
Bellevue extended their streak to 18 wins over Washington opponents when they trounced Juanita in KingCo play thanks to another stout defensive effort, led by UCLA commit Julious Moore.
Loyola def. Chaminade, 42-3
Junior quarterback Jerry Neuheisel had his finest game as the Cubs quarterback, throwing three touchdowns passes, one to UCLA target John Young, to lead the Cubs to a non-league win over Chaminade.
Orange Lutheran def. Mater Dei, 28-25
Orange Lutheran made it five straight over UCLA commit Chris Ward and the Monarchs in a thrilling 28-25 win, with the Lancers' converting on fourth down with eight seconds left, after five timeouts were called.
Corona def. Riverside North, 24-17
UCLA running back target Jordon James, running the Wildcat for the Panthers, was 1-for-1 for 41 yards and ran for 84 yards on 23 carries and elite cornerback Demetrius Wright scored a pair of touchdowns for Corona.
Brookhaven (Ohio) def. Beechcroft, 24-21
UCLA commit Derrick Bryant and Brookhaven topped Beechcroft on Friday night in Columbus for their fifth straight win.
Orchard Lake St. Mary Prep def. Davison, 31-7
UCLA pledge Earnest Thomas had a big day on Senior Day, scoring a touchdown and picking off a pass to inch OLSMP closer to a state playoff berth.
Crenshaw def. Manual Arts, 67-0
Two of UCLA's prime targets, 2010 linebacker Hayes Pullard and 2011 athlete DeAnthony Thomas, helped the Cougars stay unbeaten with a game that was 52-0 after the first quarter.
La Costa Canyon def. Mission Hills, 56-7
Kenny Stills and La Costa Canyon rolled over Mission Hills, with Stills getting 300 all-purpose yards, forcing a fumble, intercepting a pass and throwing a touchdown.
Other UCLA Offers in Action
Dietrich Riley and St. Francis fell to Notre Dame, 24-21, despite two interceptions, one for a touchdown and a touchdown run.