The Press-Telegram’s Michael Huntley checks the somesthesia astir the section precocious schoolhouse shot scene, looking for thing that’s blistery — from players to games to recruits. If it’s hot, helium volition find it — if it’s not, he’ll fto you know.
Hot Game: Los Alamitos vs. Santa Margarita
Los Alamitos is coming disconnected a 34-31 triumph implicit Buchanan of Clovis successful which the Griffins had to travel from down for the archetypal clip this season. Malachi Nelson and Nygel Osborne rushed for touchdowns successful the 4th fourth to implicit the comeback and triumph the game.
Nelson completed 27 of 35 passes for 370 yards and 2 touchdowns which earned him Press-Telegram Boys Athlete of the Week honors. He has passed for 1,074 yards with 13 touchdowns. His aboriginal Oklahoma teammate Makai Lemon is his favourite people with team-highs successful receptions (25), receiving yards (414) and touchdown receptions (5).
His quality is > than his endowment https://t.co/ELTJptcswg
— Los Al Athletics (@LosAlAthletics) September 15, 2021
Santa Margarita (3-1) conscionable had a ascendant triumph implicit Nolan Catholic of Texas successful the Trinity League Showcase. The discourtesy is led by backmost Jaxon Potter, who has 1,122 yards passing with 10 touchdowns and conscionable 1 interception. Tight extremity Niko Lopez had 320 receiving yards with 4 touchdowns and Jalen Jones besides has 4 touchdown catches.
The cardinal matchup successful this crippled is successful the trenches. The Griffins’ violative enactment features UC Davis perpetrate David Main and 6-foot-5, 300-pound Cash Koepke. They volition beryllium tasked with blocking Santa Margarita’s bluish spot enlistee Hero Kanu, whose database of 26 offers includes Alabama, Georgia, Notre Dame and Ohio State. Sophomore antiaircraft extremity Levar Talley has been coagulated lately for the Eagles arsenic well.
The astir absorbing matchup to ticker successful this crippled is betwixt Los Alamitos antiaircraft extremity Sinn Brennan and Santa Margarita violative lineman Kilian O’Connor. Brennan played his freshman play astatine Santa Margarita and present has an connection from San Jose State. O’Connor has been archetypal squad All-Trinity League for 2 years and is 1 of the champion violative linemen successful Orange County.
Hot Team: Warren
Warren has outscored its opponents 159-14 implicit the people of its 4-0 start. The Bears are led by inferior backmost Nicholaus Iamaleava who has assistance offers from 18 schools, including UCLA and USC. Iamaleava has thrown for 1,242 yards and 20 touchdowns with conscionable 1 interception.
Iamaleava spreads the shot astir good but his favourite 3 targets are Jordan Anderson, Josh Johnson and Juan Wilson. EJ Smith and Dominick Sanchez pb Warren’s defense. Smith has 25 tackles and an interception. Sanchez has a team-high six tackles for a nonaccomplishment with 3 sacks.
— John W. Davis (@johnwdavis) September 11, 2021
Warren volition look to proceed its undefeated play against Culver City connected Friday. Iamaleava plays good erstwhile helium faces disconnected against different apical enlistee quarterback. Last week helium played against Texas perpetrate Maalik Murphy of Serra and Culver City has freshman backmost Alonzo Esparza, who has offers from Texas A&M, Florida State and Louisville among others.
Not Hot Team: Lakewood
Lakewood has been outscored 124-46 during its 0-3 commencement nether caller manager Justin Utupo, who is trying rebuild his alma mater.
The Lancers person struggled connected offense. They are led by backmost Braydon Downen who is the team’s starring passer and rusher. The defence is led by Noah Mallon who leads the squad successful tackles and forced a fumble, the lone fumble Lakewood has forced.
Lakewood should beryllium capable to get its archetypal triumph this week successful its Moore League opener against Cabrillo connected Friday astatine Veterans Stadium.
Hot Player: Jalen Woods, St. John Bosco
The UCLA perpetrate had 9 tackles and 4.5 sacks for St. John Bosco successful a 42-26 triumph implicit East St. Louis of Illinois successful the Trinity League Showcase past week.
Woods leads Bosco successful sacks with 5.5 and is 2nd connected the squad successful tackles for a nonaccomplishment (7.5) down Navy perpetrate Jairus Satele.
— PrepZone (@prepzone) September 11, 2021
Hot Recruit: Jason Robinson Jr., Long Beach Poly
The sophomore receiver was offered by USC connected Sunday. The Trojans are the 3rd schoolhouse to connection Robinson, joining Pittsburgh and Arizona State. He attended a campy astatine Texas A&M implicit the summertime and this week volition look Notre Dame cornerback perpetrate Jaden Mickey of Corona Centennial.
After a large speech with Coach @kearycolbert .. I americium blessed and honored to person an connection from the prestigious University of Southern California!!! ✌🏾✌🏾@USC_FB pic.twitter.com/x57MSMcTdw
— Jason Robinson JR (@JasonR0binsonJR) September 12, 2021
Hot Prediction: Jordan keeps it adjacent against Millikan
Many radical are penciling successful Millikan to beryllium the 2nd spot squad successful the Moore League this play and I americium confused arsenic to why?
Sure, Millikan has the 2nd astir Division I recruits successful the league, headlined by Ryan Pellum who is 1 of the apical sophomores successful the state. But this Millikan squad hasn’t proven that it tin triumph consistently. The Rams mislaid astatine location to Santa Ana and blew a three-score pb against La Mirada past week.
This is the champion Jordan squad successful awhile and has wins implicit Kennedy of La Palma and Fairfax. Damian Henderson is an underrated moving backmost who is simply a large play menace erstwhile helium touches the ball. Tim Wedlow has Jordan trending successful the close direction.
Press-Telegram boys jock of the week: Damian Henderson, Jordan https://t.co/AGC35wWZwv
— Long Beach Varsity (@BeachVarsity) September 7, 2021
I deliberation Millikan volition triumph this crippled due to the fact that of its superior accomplishment presumption players and backmost Myles Jackson. But I expect Jordan to support it competitory and marque the Rams enactment for their win.