Friday Prospect Preview: Week 8

A showdown in San Diego with Kenny Stills involved, and in the O.C., with Shaquille Richardson headlining the game, are the top games on tap in Week 8 action...

Game of the Week: Los Alamitos at Edison
For the second straight week, the O.C. is the sight of the game of the week, this one involving top-ranked Edison taking on Sunset League rival Los Alamitos. Edison is led by Matt Viles, who while underrated and unoffered, is doing work as the Chargers quarterback. Los Alamitos cornerback Shaquille Richardson will try to keep Viles from doing any damage.

Danville Monte Vista at Livermore Granada
Monte Vista, led by UCLA committed quarterback Brett Nottingham, try to get back in the win column and snap their three-game losing streak, all in the EBAL, when they visit Granada.

Oak Park at Oaks Christian
Unbeaten Oaks, and UCLA commit Malcolm Jones take on neighboring Oak Park in a Tri-Valley League contest, with neither team having a league loss.

Chula Vista Eastlake at Chula Vista Otay Ranch
UCLA commit and U.S. Army All-American Tony Jefferson and Eastlake look to extend their winning streak to six games and stay undefeated in Mesa League play.

Bellevue vs. Interlake
Bellevue tries to extend their winning streak to 20 wins over Washington opponents, which would be best in the state, when they face Interlake in their final KingCo game. UCLA verbal Julious Moore and the Wolverines defense will try to stop D-I recruit Brett Kirschner.

St. Bernard at Gardena Serra
The vaunted Cavaliers offense, with UCLA target Paul Richardson part of the offense, will look to stay unbeaten against 1-6 St. Bernard in Del Rey League play.

Loyola at Bishop Amat
Junior quarterback Jerry Neuheisel and UCLA target John Young lead the Cubs in their Serra League opener against unbeaten Bishop Amat. The Lancers have already knocked off St. Bonaventure, and they're led by fast-rising prospect Darien Johnson.

Corona Roosevelt vs. Corona
Roosevelt's passing game, with receivers Tyler Slavin and Austin Hill and tight end Harold Mobley, will look to get things going against a Corona defense led by UCLA recruit Chidera Uzo-Direbe and Demetrius Wright. The Panthers are hoping to have UCLA recruit Jordon James back tonight, after he missed a week ago.

Anaheim Servite vs. Santa Margarita
Fresh off their streak-busting win over Mater Dei, Servite and Kirifi Taula travels to Santa Margarita in this Trinity League showdown.

Santa Ana Mater Dei vs. Capistrano JSerra
Mater Dei and UCLA commit Chris Ward try to snap a rare three-game losing streak and look to get their first Trinity League win when they visit JSerra.

Brookhaven (Ohio) vs. Mifflin
UCLA commit Derrick Bryant and Brookhaven face Mifflin on Friday night in Columbus.

Detroit Central vs Orchard Lake St. Mary Prep
UCLA pledge Earnest Thomas and OLSMP open D-III state playoff action when they face.

Fresno Edison vs. Fresno Hoover
Edison boasts two UCLA commits, cornerback Tevin McDonald and defensive lineman Wesley Flowers into a crosstown showdown with the Eric Kendricks-led Hoover in a key County/Metro contest.

La Costa Canyon at Escondido
Five-star receiver Kenny Stills leads La Costa Canyon against Ricky Seale and Escondido in a rematch of the San Diego Section title game from a year ago.

Locke at Crenshaw
Two of UCLA's prime targets, 2010 linebacker Hayes Pullard and 2011 athlete DeAnthony Thomas, look to keep the unbeaten Cougars perfect when they face winless Locke in Coliseum League play, in their final tuneup before their showdown with Dorsey.

Other UCLA Offers in Action
Los Angeles Cathedral and Anthony Jefferson will take on Bishop Montgomery. Palmdale and Joshua Shaw face Littlerock. Palmdale Highland and Christian Thomas take on winless Antelope Valley. Pittsburg, with Erick Dargan sidelined, faces Oakley Freedom. Carson and Wade Yandall hosts Wilmington Banning.

Thursday Night Action
Fontana Kaiser and UCLA target Josh Shirley topped Fontana Summit and 2011 target Devon Blackmon, 13-7. San Clemente downed Tesoro and Sil Ajawara, 34-28.

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