Sophomore quarterbacks dominated the event with Bakersfield (Calif.) Frontier's Evan Moore leading Team SavvOut to the championship game. Moore reminded us a bit of another Bakersfield quarterback – Cody Kessler. While Moore doesn't quite have the same size or arm strength as Kessler, he does possess a nice release and touch on the ball.
TU Squad countered with Hanford (Calif.) QB Jake Young, who was the most physically impressive quarterback on Saturday. Young has the all the tools one looks for in a young prospect. He has size, good arm strength, and accuracy.
Team Pride N Skills went with a two-quarterback system. Long Beach (Calif.) Poly's Eban Jackson and Torrance (Calif.) Bishop Montgomery's Louie Soto both started slow but finished strong and were effective on Saturday. .
Jackson is a fluid passer with a bit of an elongated release. But he has a nice touch on his long ball.
We first saw Soto last year at the Passing Down Newport Regional as a young freshman. He has grown physically and mentally. He fits the profile of a pro-style quarterback. He has excellent size, solid mechanics, and a nice delivery. His decision-making is better, and he will only improve.
When Pride N Skills needed a big catch or a score in a pitch, Jackson and Soto looked one way. Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola wide receiver Grant Luna dominated every defensive back in front of him. By our count, he recorded at least six touchdowns and did not drop a pass.
Long Beach (Calif.) Poly wide receiver Leslie Dunlap was just as impressive on the defensive side of the ball in his limited role. But he shined at wideout with a couple of big 40-yard receptions that showed his athleticism.