Prospect Round-Up: Week 14

Several of UCLA's targets and commits help their schools to win in the CIF Finals, including starring performances by Tevin McDonald and DeAnthony Thomas...

Game of the Week: Gardena Serra def. Oaks Christian, 42-41 (OT)
In a classic championship game, Serra stunned top-seeded Oaks to exact revenge on two season-ending losses in 2007 and 2008 and end the Lions 28-game playoff winning streak. With the win, Serra won the CIF-SS Northwest Division title and moved on to the CIF State D-III Bowl Game. The Cavs jumped out to a 21-7 lead but Oaks came back and eventually took the lead. Oaks was looking take control, but Serra used a pick-six by Devan Spann to turn the game around. Serra scored on a touchdown by Robert Woods to tie it up and forced overtime. Oaks scored first to go up 41-35, but missed the PAT. Serra scored to tie and then made the PAT to take the win. Malcolm Jones, the UCLA commit, ran for 295 yards and four touchdowns, but Oaks went away from the run and Serra's defense picked off Nick Montana three times to win. Serra's stellar junior defenders Marqise Lee and Jason Gibson had 18 tackles and 10 tackles respectively.

Concord De La Salle def. Pittsburg, 49-14
The Spartans' consecutive CIF-NCS streak reached 18 with an easy 35-point win over Pittsburg. Despite the Pirates returning Erick Dargan on offense, a UCLA target, they fell to De La Salle for the second straight year. The Spartans backfield duo of Terron Ward and Tyler Anderson teamed up for 137 yards and two touchdowns and 170 yards and three touchdowns respectively. Dargan kept the Pirates from being shutout, scoring a pair of third-quarter touchdowns. De La Salle moves on to the CIF State Open Division Championship Game.

Anaheim Servite def. Huntington Beach Edison, 16-6
The Friars got some revenge for an early season loss to Edison and knocked off the Chargers in a rainy Angel Stadium, 16-6 in the CIF-SS Pac-5 title game. UCLA target Kirifi Taula forced a fumble, in a game he wasn't supposed to play in because of a broken arm, and helped the Friars defense hold the high-powered Chargers offense to single digits. With the win, Servite advanced to the CIF State D-II title game against Rocklin.

Fresno Edison def. Bakersfield Frontier, 23-7
In what was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Tigers, Edison instead won the elusive CIF-Central Section D-II title. UCLA commit Tevin McDonald was the star in the win for Edison. McDonald ran for 43 yards on 11 carries, caught 11 passes for 97 yards and a touchdown, recovered a fumble and had an interception and Rykeem Yates spearheaded a stingy Edison defense to lead them to the CIF title.

Crenshaw def. Narbonne, 34-14
With a win that put them into the CIF State Open Division Bowl Game, Crenshaw downed Narbonne 34-14 at the Coliseum. Elite 2011 star DeAnthony Thomas ran for 193 yards on 12 carries and scored three touchdowns and UCLA target Hayes Pullard also scored on the ground and the Cougars' defense was able to slow down Narbonne in the CIF City Section title game.

Seasons Complete
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), Julious Moore (Bellevue)
Recruits: Anthony Barr (Loyola), Sil Ajawara (Los Flores Tesoro), Shaquille Richardson (Los Alamitos), Josh Shirley (Kaiser), Kenny Stills (La Costa Canyon)


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