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 Play of the Year:
- Los Altos Game-Winning Touchdown
Los Altos wide receiver Khayman King pulled in an 18-yard touchdown pass from Kody Olmos as time expired for a dramatic 30-28 Conqerors’ win over Long Beach Wilson, saving their undefeated season and putting them in the Division 6 CIF-Southern Section final for the second time in three seasons.
- Ethan Thompson Dunks on 7-foot Bol Bol
— Tarek Fattal (@Tarek_Fattal) March 5, 2017
Bishop Montgomery’s Ethan Thompson, an Oregon State-commit, uses a killer crossover to his left hand to attack the basket before rising up and dunking the ball despite Mater Dei’s junior center Bol Bol’s 7-foot frame trying to block the dunk.
- Moorpark’s Jordyn Geller 25-yard Goal in Sudden Death
Jordyn Geller was determined to put an end to the nail-biting CIF State Division II Southern California Regional semifinal against La Mirada in January. Not only did she do it with a 25-yard dazzler into the top left corner of the goal, but she did it in sudden death overtime to advance Moorpark to the SoCal Regional final.
- Arroyo Football 2-point Conversion in CIF Final
Arroyo head coach Jim Singiser sent his offense out on the field for one last play to make history, and sophomore quarterback Ernesto Camacho found receiver Devin Knight, who scooped the sinking pass just before hit the turf for a successful 2-point conversion and a 35-34 win over Rancho Mirage for the CIF-Southern Section Division 12 crown.
- Braelee Albert’s Overtime Buzzer-Beater in CIF Final
????GAME WINNER ALERT???? BRAELEE ALBERT!!@bwoodathletics wins the 3AA CIF final 55-54 over Burbank on this epic 3-point shot. WOW pic.twitter.com/aslBmO0qb9 — Tarek Fattal (@Tarek_Fattal) March 4, 2017
Brentwood sophomore Braelee Albert hoists a 3-pointer with second left, down two, against Burbank in the 3AA CIF final that finds the bottom of the net and gives Brentwood a 55-54 victory. The play was later picked up and played on SportsCenter’s top plays.
To see the categories and winners from last year’s 2016 SCPL Awards, click HERE.