SoCal Prep Legends and the Southern California News Group has teamed up with KABC-7 to produce the 2017 SCPL Awards, which will take place on June 11, then air June 24 at 6:30 p.m. on KABC (channel 7).
In the weeks leading up to the show, SoCal Prep Legends will release the nominees for nine of the 11 categories including major awards like Male and Female Athlete of the Year.
Here are the nominees for Game of the Year:
- Sierra Canyon vs. Corona del Mar, Football
A double-overtime thriller between Sierra Canyon and Corona del Mar in the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 final. In a back-and-forth type game, the cold December night produced a fantastic ending. Trailing by one point, Sierra Canyon’s Bobby Cole ran into the Corona del Mar end zone on a gutsy 2-point conversion to win the game 36-35
- Moorpark vs. La Mirada, Girls Soccer
— Moorpark High School (@MoorparkHighSch) March 10, 2017
Moorpark and La Mirada played an 80-minute match, wasn’t enough. Two overtime periods, wasn’t enough. A left-footed strike from 25 yards out put Moorpark forward Jordyn Geller into instant glory as the ball flew into the top left corner of the La Mirada goal in sudden death to give Moorpark a 2-1 victory in the CIF State Division II Southern California Regional semifinal.
- St. John Bosco vs. Centennial (Corona), Football
Six fourth-quarter lead changes, 96 combined points, 30 NCAA Division I prospects, and 48 minutes of unbelievable football later, St. John Bosco won an absolute classic CIF Southern Section Division 1 semifinal against Corona Centennial, 49-47.St. Joh Bosco quarterback Re’Al Mitchell was sensational, going 17-for-22 for 287 yards and three touchdowns, while rushing for 122 yards and another score, including the go-ahead 63-yard touchdown with just over 5 minutes left.
- La Serna vs. La Mirada, Football
THE EPIC FINAL DRIVE BY @LMMatadores. Converting TWO 4th downs & kicking game-winning FG to top La Serna 32-31 in D3 quarterfinals. WOW pic.twitter.com/b5LYhxPMrZ — Tarek Fattal (@Tarek_Fattal) November 19, 2016
In the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 quarterfinals, La Serna was leading 31-10 with three minutes left in the third quarter before La Mirada compiled a comeback for the ages. La Mirada scored the final 22 points in the game, including a game-winning drive that included two fourth down conversions to set up a game-winning 31-yard field goal to win 32-31 as time expired.
- Eastvale Roosevelt vs. Centennial (Corona), Boys Basketball
The fifth meeting of the season between Big VIII League rivals Roosevelt and Centennial for the SoCal Regional DI boys basketball title came down to the final seconds for a state title berth. Roosevelt’s Matt Mitchell tallied 35 points, 11 rebounds and notched 17-of-18 free throws, including 15 points and going 10-for-10 from the line in the fourth quarter. The key play came in the final minute when Mitchell stole a pass and went in for a dunk that gave Roosevelt a four-point lead with 52 seconds remaining in an eventual 68-65 victory.
To see the categories and winners from last year’s 2016 SCPL Awards, click HERE.