The Lions extended their CIF-SS playoff winning streak to 28 games, behind another dominant effort by UCLA commit Malcolm Jones, who was named the Gatorade California State Player of the Year last week. Jones carried the ball 21 times for 169 yards and two touchdowns and added nine tackles defensively. Cathedral's primary weapon, receiver/cornerback Anthony Jefferson, whom UCLA is also targeting, had six catches for 85 yards and a touchdown and added a pair of tackles.
Concord De La Salle def. Monte Vista, 44-7
Monte Vista, led by UCLA committed quarterback Brett Nottingham, lost their second game of the season to the Spartans, and their season came to an end. Nottingham passed for only 144 yards and a score. He ends his career with the fifth highest completion percentage in California history at 69.1, and in Northern California, finished fourth all-time in completions (502), seventh in yards (7,467), sixth in single-season completion percentage (70.5), second in single-season touchdown passes (45) and second in single-season passing yards (3,962).
Gardena Serra def. Santa Maria St. Joseph's, 49-27
The Cavaliers, had a big night from Robert Woods, who returned two picks for a touchdown, and running back Shaquille Richard who ran for three touchdowns and elite 2011 defensive end Jason Gibson had a pair of sacks to put the Cavs in the finals of the CIF-SS Northwest Division.
Bellevue def. Liberty, 23-17
Bellevue and UCLA verbal Julious Moore won their second straight 3A state title, with a 23-17 win over Liberty, their second win over the Patriots this season. Moore had two sacks, including a crucial one in the fourth quarter that stunted a rallying drive by Liberty.
Anaheim Servite def. Mission Viejo, 19-18
Servite downed unbeaten Mission Viejo to move on to the CIF-SS Pac-5 title game. UCLA target Kirifi Taula played part of the game before rebreaking his arm, which will sideline him for the championship tilt with Edison.
Fresno Edison def. Tulare Union, 26-25
Edison stunned defending champs Tulare Union on a 24-yard field goal by Vadal McDonald as time expired. McDonald's cousin, Tevin McDonald, a UCLA commit, had a big night, catching nine passes for 80 yards including a pair of clutch catches on the game-winning drive, and scored a touchdown in the first half. Defensively, McDonald had a handful of tackles and pass breakups and kept the Union offense from clicking all night.
Crenshaw def. Dorsey, 35-6
UCLA target Hayes Pullard and five-star 2011 prospect DeAnthony Thomas helped the Cougars to their second win over the Dons and move on to the City Section finals. Pullard scored a touchdown and helped the Cougars defense limit Dorsey's effectiveness on offense.
Narbonne def. Carson, 42-38
In another rematch of two teams who met earlier this year, Narbonne exacted some revenge on Carson and UCLA target Wade Yandall. Carson trailed 35-17, before rallying to take the lead at 38-35. But Narbonne scored on a fourth down pass from 27-yards out in the final minute to win.
Other UCLA Offers in Action
La Costa Canyon and Kenny Stills lost to Vista, 47-7. Pittsburg, with Erick Dargan playing both ways, downed Washington, 39-24. Josh Shirley and Fontana Kaiser had their season come to an end against Palm Springs, 41-0.
Commits: Derrick Bryant (Columbus Brookhaven), Chris Ward (Santa Ana Mater Dei), John Young (Loyola), Jordon James (Corona), Aramide Olaniyan (Woodberry Forest), Eric Kendricks (Fresno Hoover, Kip Smith (Legacy Broomfield), Earnest Thomas (Orchard Lake St. Mary Prep), Kody Innes (Scottsdale Saguaro)
Recruits: Anthony Barr (Loyola), Sil Ajawara (Los Flores Tesoro), Shaquille Richardson (Los Alamitos)