Surprise (Az.) Valley Vista at Phoenix North Canyon at 7 p.m.
Two of the state's most underrated players will face off in this game.
Valley Vista wide receiver Terry Juniel was one of the state's leading receivers as a junior and is off to a great start to 2013. North Canyon do-it-all player Bryant O'Georgia does everything for the Rattlers. He plays wide receiver, defensive back, punts and returns kicks. He is being recruited as a receiver and has offers from New Mexico State and Northern Arizona. Juniel also has an offer from NAU.
Puyallup (Wash.) Emerald Ridge at Federal Way
(Wash.) at 7:00 p.m.
Scout 300 running back Chico McClatcher, one of the top prospects in the region
in the 2015 class, is the featured player for the Eagles, but he's not the only
prospect that Emerald Ridge will have to keep an eye on. Three-star safety
Keenan Curran teams up with McClatcher in the secondary, and also in the
backfield, as the quarterback for Federal Way. Up front, the Eagles have
JayTee Tiuli and 2015 linebacker Jared Pulu to open holes on offense and to get
a push on defense. (@BrandonHuffman)
Gilbert (Az.) Higley at Phoenix Christian at 7 p.m.
This game features one of the state's best offensive linemen in Higley offensive tackle Quinn Bailey. The 6-foot-5, 280, Bailey has multiple Pac 12 offers and plays with nasty intentions. Tight end Nick Colson has transferred to Higley from Mesa Desert Ridge and fields multiple FBS offers already, Desert Ridge was a run oriented team, while Higley
is more balanced, Colson will get a chance to show off his hands. Linebackers
Logan Johns and Mason Johnson return for the Knights as well. Phoenix Christian
will be tested after jumping up two divisions since last year. Their top players
are wide receiver Jordan Leary, outside linebacker Justin Schlosser and running
back Scottie Jordan, who rushed for 300 yards last week. (@jason247scout)
Palmdale (Calif.) at Orange Lutheran (Calif.) at 7 p.m.
Junior defensive end Keisean Lucier-South made his debut in the inaugural 2015 Scout 300 as the No. 2 defensive end in the country. His talents will be on display Friday night for his Orange Lutheran (2-0) squad when they host Palmdale (1-1) at Orange Coast College. Lucier-South has all the tools to be an impact player in high school and at the next level: athleticism, speed, and the ability rush the passer. What he lacks still is size, which he has plenty of time to gain through two seasons remaining of high school football. Lucier-South already holds a handful of offers from schools in the Pac-12 and SEC. Lining up against Orange Lutheran and Lucier-South will be Palmdale running back Demario
Richard. The senior ran for 1,722 yards and 24 touchdowns just a season ago on
his way to earning a handful of offers across the country. Richard, a four-star
recruit, has narrowed his list and believes his five official visits will be to
Washington, Arizona State, West Virginia, Tennessee and Michigan State. (@LindseyThiry)
Wenatchee (Wash.) at Yakima (Wash.) Davis at 7:00 p.m.
Wenatchee has a pair of Pac-12 commits in the game, running back Isaiah
Brandt-Sims is committed to Stanford and 2015 offensive lineman Trey Adams is
already committed to Washington. Brandt-Sims, the three-time state 100m
champion, is the fastest football player in the state and Davis will have to
figure out a way to stop him. Quarterback Dillon Sugg is also hearing from
a host of schools and 2016 receiver Christian Brandt-Sims, Isaiah's younger
brother, gives the Panthers a vertical threat. Davis has a 2016 prospect
of their own to watch, receiver/outside linebacker Eric Briscoe. (@BrandonHuffman)
Corona (Calif.) Centennial at Long Beach Poly at 8 p.m.
Centennial might have the best offense in the region but they'll be tested against an always tough Poly defense. Running back Tre Watson, a California commit, is rated the No. 8 back in the region but showed he's probably a top five back after a record breaking performance last week. Watson scored seven touchdowns and showed a burst, great balance, vision and toughness. He can play for any school out West. Quarterback Robert Webber may lack the height to be a Div I signal caller but is one of the most prolific dual threat weapons in the state and has a very live arm and the Huskies are huge up front led by Alabama offensive guard commit Viane Talamaivao. Defensive end recruit Jaylen Johnson has visits set with Boise State and Oregon and has made a smooth transition to middle linebacker and USC defensive end commit Austin Maloata is an emerging talent. Poly will counter with national top 10 prospect Juju Smith who will line up at safety, receiver and maybe even some running back. He's a difference maker on both sides of the ball. Junior Iman Marshall is a 5-star recruit in the 2015 class and will bounce between safety and corner. He may even play some receiver and is an incredible talent. The Poly defensive line will need to step up huge and tackle Jason Fao and 2015 Scout 300 member Joseph Wicker will be counted on to have big games in the trenches.
FOX Sports West Prepzone at 7 p.m. (Prepzone)
FOX Sports West features four games per week streamed live on the internet with broadcasters and color analysts, and multi-angle cameras. This week Prepzone Live will feature host Kevin Barnett and Director of Scouting Scott Kennedy, highlighting the action from each of the four games as well as other news and notes across the Southland. Here is a look at this week's action on FOX Sports West's Prepzone. (@ScoutKennedy)
Corona (Calif.) Centennial vs. Long Beach (Calif.) Poly at 8 p.m. on FOX Sports
The FOX Sports West Game of the Week certainly lives up to its name as defending
Pac-5 Champ Long Beach Poly (1-1) takes on defending Inland Champ Corona
Centennial (2-0) on Friday night. The game is loaded with top players and some
intriguing story lines.
One of the first things that jumps out is the contrast in play. Poly struggles
to put points on the board and Centennial can's stop anyone. It's the classic
case of the moveable object meeting the resistible force; something has to
Centennial's Tre Watson (Cal) had a whopping 466 yards and seven touchdowns just
last week against St. Bonaventure. While an impressive number no doubt, the
total is skewed a bit by the game itself when one considers Watson's seven
touchdowns accounted for only a third of the total points in a 69-55 game.
Centennial has given up 94 points in its two WINS. Poly has only scored 52
Poly got upset by a rebounding Servite team last week, but were they looking
ahead, or are they looking at the very real possibility of another 1-3 start
with Centennial and Bakersfield coming up in the next two weeks?
There is talent on both sides of the ball for sure. Centennial quarterback
Robert Webber may be the best player in the Southern Section. At 5'11 his
college options are limited, but that hasn't kept him from shredding defenses
the last two years. Alabama commitment
Viane Talamaivao (6'3/285) has been
helping to blow open holes for Watson.
Poly features the best defensive back combination in the country in safety
Juju Smith and junior cornerback
Iman Marshall. They'll need some help up front from
the likes of defensive lineman Joseph Wicker if they're going to slow the down
the Husky express. (@ScoutKennedy)
Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame at Gardena (Calif.) Serra at 7 p.m.-
LIVE STREAM: Prepzone
Serra edged Notre Dame 26-23 on Prepzone last year in one of Serra's best games
of the season. Notre Dame lost a lot from its 2012 squad, and Serra returns
virtually everyone including All-Everything athlete
Adoree Jackson and Boise State commitment
Jalen Greene at quarterback. Serra is also loaded on the
defensive side of the ball with linebackers
John Houston, and
Dwight Williams forming one of the best units in the nation.
Cal commit Koa Farmer leads the Notre Dame attack as he'll line up all over the
field for the Knights. (@ScoutKennedy)
Palmdale (Calif.) at Orange Lutheran at 7 p.m.- LIVE STREAM: Prepzone
Palmdale was undefeated through the season in 2012 but went largely untested and
got bounced in the first round of the playoffs. The Falcons have upgraded their
schedule including a loss to Valencia last week and a tough Orange-Lutheran team
this week. The record might not be as pretty heading into the playoffs, but
Palmdale should be considerably tougher for it.
The Falcons are led by 4-Star running back
Demario Richard (5'10/200).
Richard is a rock solid 200 pounds and will face off against an Orange-Lutheran
defense spearheaded by 5-Star junior defensive end
(6'4/220). Lucier-South is a long, lean rush end, but he's big enough on the
high school level to handle most offensive linemen in front of him. (@ScoutKennedy)
Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne vs. Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany at
p.m.- LIVE STREAM: Prepzone
I'm convinced Alemany has the toughest schedule in the Southern Section. The
Warriors two "easy" games are behind them, and both of those were on
the road @Los Osos and @Muir. Now Alemany takes on City-Section Champ Narbonne.
Alemany is explosive on offense again behind the nation's No. 3 2015 receiver
Desean Holmes (5'11/170). Holmes' game is so similar to graduated
Steven Mitchell that opposing defensive coordinators are going to have an unhappy
feeling of deja vi as Holmes is nearly impossible to stop in the open field.
Spearheading the Warrior defense is yet another Cal commitment
(6'0/200) at safety. (@ScoutKennedy)
Corona del Mar (Calif.) at El Toro (Calif.) at 7 p.m.- LIVE STREAM: Prepzone
El Toro is still employing its air raid attack throwing the ball 50 times in
a loss to La Habra in Week 0, but new quarterback Trey Tinsley struggled against
a good La Habra team throwing three interceptions. Tinsley settled in against
Capistrano Valley with five touchdown passes against only one interception.
Corona del Mar has beaten up on Pacifica and Laguna Hills to the tune of 70-14
combined behind the strong running of Junior Cole Martin who had 355 yards in
his two starts this season. (@ScoutKennedy)