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He had seven catches for 158 yards, including a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter when Calabasas began to pull away for a 35-14 victory at Capistrano Valley to claim the CIF Southern Section Division 4 championship and bring home the program’s second consecutive CIF crown.
With teammates David Singleton and Jordan Schakel each missing a game in the tournament due to injury, Ethan Thompson carried Bishop Montgomery to a sixth consecutive straight Westchester Tip-Off Classic title. Thompson scored 29 points in a first-round 94-19 blowout of Cleveland, dropped 28 in a 54-43 semifinal win over Narbonne and had 25 points and 11 rebounds in the Knights’ 78-65 win over Westchester in the tournament final.
Camacho delivered another huge postseason performance as Arroyo won the CIF-SS Division 12 championship thanks to his pass on the deciding 2-point conversion in overtime. Camacho scored on a short run to set up the winning conversion. He also fired two touchdown passes and rushed for another while racking up 229 yards.
St. John Bosco
The offensive line is not a glamorous place to play football. But there’s no doubt that the best football player in the city this year has been U.S. Army All-American and Ohio State verbal commit Wyatt Davis, and he got some much-deserved spotlight last week in the Braves’ CIF-SS Division 1 championship win over Mater Dei. Playing under the bright lights at Angel Stadium, Davis was moved from his career-long position of left tackle to the interior of the Bosco line, switching between left and right guard. The result was transformative. The Braves rushed 62 times for 367 yards and five touchdowns, and three players had 20 carries, all three of whom had at least 130 yards. Bosco offensive coordinator Chad Johnson acknowledged he simplified things for the game. In any short yardage situation, his ball carrier simply pointed himself at Davis’ behind and charged ahead.
The senior linebacker (5-11, 200) racked up a team-high 20 total tackles to help the second-seeded Chargers beat No. 1 and state-ranked La Mirada, 44-24, in the CIF-SS Division 3 final. Moreida leads Edison with 145 total tackles this season.
The 5-foot-8, 165-pound running back led Rancho Christian to its first CIF-Southern Section championship in a big way Saturday night. Schieberl ran for 308 yards and five touchdowns in the Eagles’ 52-14 Division 13 title-winning victory over Santa Ana.
While nursing a high ankle sprain, Williams played little on offense and concentrated his effort on defense in helping the Spartans win the CIF-SS Division 7 title. From his linebacker position, Williams recorded 18 tackles, including a season-high 13 solo tackles. He also caused and recovered a fumble as the Spartans defeated Riverside Norte Vista 27-21 in overtime.
The UCLA signee and had week to remember, scoring 209 points in five games in helping the Huskies to a title at the BattleZone at Corona Centennial. The most memorable showing came on Wednesday as he scored 72 points in a 128-108 win over Rancho Christian. That came one night after he had 56 in a win over Orange Lutheran. In the big game he shot 44 percent (28-for-60) from the field which included a 13-for-32 showing from long distance. It was the most points in school history and the sixth most all-time in a game in CIF-SS history, and tenth best single-game in state history. Ball, a three-time All-Inland Valley selection, had 26 or more in the other three games.
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