Phoenix (Ariz.) Brophy Prep v. Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe at Tempe McClintock at 7:00 p.m.
This is a huge game in the division-one state playoffs. Brophy had a rough start to their season but it was their win against Mt. Pointe, the Pride's only loss of the season, that propelled Brophy to a strong finish to their season. Brophy has five senior players that have FBS offers led by four-star quarterback Tyler Bruggman and four-star wide receiver Devon Allen. Bruggman, the Washington State commit, has been great again this year, throwing for almost 3,000 yards and 33 touchdowns. Allen has major college offers in football and track, uses his speed to get open. The Broncos are also very strong on the offensive line with senior Charlie Renfree and junior Austin Hall manning the two guard spots. Renfree has offers from Wyoming and Idaho while the 6-5 Hall has blown up as of late and has multiple Pac 12 offers already. Brophy may just have the best linebacking duo in the state with Robert Relf and Andrew Curtis. Both have multiple FBS offers and were most recently offered by Florida Atlantic. Mountain Pointe has multiple division-one athletes of their own and own the #1 seed in this year's playoffs. Their two-way linemen, Kenny Lacy and Natrell Curtis, have been strong all year despite playing almost 100% of the snaps. Lacy, the UCLA commit, has developed a nasty streak he didn't show as a junior. While Curtis, a 2014 four-star prospect, is a load inside at 300 pounds. Mt. Pointe's main weapon is junior Jalen Brown. Brown also has a four-star ranking and starts on both sides of the ball.
Lompoc (Calif.) vs. Culver City (Calif.) at 7:00 p.m.
Lompoc will travel to Culver City for the second round of the playoffs, with their 31-game winning-streak on the line. Lompoc is lead by four-star tailback Lavon Coleman, who is one of the top offensive players in the state. Coleman, a Washington verbal commit, rushed for over 2,000 yards a year ago, and although injury has limited his carries this season, Coleman still has 728 yards. Also keep an eye on Nikko Hayes and Taylor Conejo for Lompoc. On the defensive side of the ball, 2014 defensive tackle Ainnu Taua, has been beast on the defensive line. The elite junior already has offers from UCLA, Arizona, Hawaii, Utah and Washington. Culver City will rely heavily on 2013 athlete Julius Wilson. The 6-1, 180-pound wide receiver has 39 catches and has scored 12 touchdowns. (@KevinCarden)
Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline vs. Seattle (Wash.) Roosevelt at 7:00 p.m.
There is little left to figure out about Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline quarterback and USC commit Max Browne. That being said, it is always a treat to see the nation’s top ranked quarterback in action. Browne and Skyline are heavily favored in this game, setting up a potentially great matchup with either Federal Way or Camas in the Tacoma Dome next weekend. Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline middle linebacker and Washington State commit Peyton Pelluer is one of the best tacklers in the state of Washington. Pelluer is also putting in time on the offensive line this year, showing his toughness and durability. No doubt, Pelluer is the leader on the Spartan defense. One of the most underrated prospects in the state is Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline wide receiver and safety Nic Sblendorio. He is a true gamer and has made big plays for the Spartans all season long. Sblendorio has an offer from Northern Colorado and should see FCS attention grow as we get closer to signing day.
Santa Monica (Calif.) at Gardena (Calif.) Serra at 7:30 p.m.
The Santa Monica Vikings and Serra Cavaliers face off on Friday night in round two of the CIF Southern Section playoffs. The 8-3 Vikings' offense features four-star receiver Sebastian Larue, a current USC commit. The 5-foot-11.5, 185-pound prospect, who Scout.com calls "one of the most explosive athletes in the region" is still being recruited by Washington State, a program he officially visited last weekend. Serra's 9-2 team is stacked with talented underclassmen. 2014 cornerback Adoree Jackson (5-10, 170), an early four-star prospect, holds offers from Colorado, Nebraska, Northwestern, SMU, UCLA, Utah, Washington, and Washington State, and is hearing from many other programs. Outside linebacker Dwight Williams (6-1, 212), also a 2014 prospect, has early offers from Arizona State, Colorado, Oregon State, and UCLA, and is also hearing from the rest of the Pac-12, among others. Serra's linebacking corps also features seniors Nick Usher, who holds an Oregon State offer, Christian Herrera, and Ardis Perez. The Cavalier's offense is led by 2014 quarterback Jalen Greene (6-3, 195), who earned some looks over the off-season. Greene is hearing from programs including Arizona State, Florida State, UCLA, Colorado, and Oregon State. Senior offensive tackle Emerald Faletuipapai (6-6, 335) holds an offer from Hawaii. Other players on offense to keep an eye on are running back Anterio Bateman, as well as 2014 receiver Jordan Lasley.
Gig Harbor (Wash.) Peninusla at Bellevue (Wash.) at 7:30 p.m.
Bellevue is the prohibitive favorite to win the 3A state title, which would be
its fifth in a row. The Wolverines are ranked fifth in the country by
FoxSportsNext.com, and have really not been tested by anyone in state. But
as the playoffs creep on, the games are getting a little tougher.
Peninsula, which is led by tight end Kyle Self, will try to surprise the
Wolverines. But they'll have to play the game of their lives against a
loaded Wolverines team, led by UCLA commit Myles Jack, the top outside
linebacker in the region, 2014 two-way athlete Budda Baker, a top 10 player at
his position in his class, and Sean Constantine, a linebacker who's headed to
Spokane (Wash.) Mead at Auburn
(Wash.) at 3:00 p.m.
Mead had no problem with one Western Washington team a week ago when Newport
from Bellevue came to town, and now they'll head West to take on a soaring
Auburn team. Auburn is led by senior defensive ends Kevin Shelton and
Demontrea McKinley. But they'll have their work cut out for them at home against
a Mead squad that boasts Notre Dame commit Danny Mattingly at linebacker and
tight end and Harvard commit Langston Ward at defensive end. (@BrandonHuffman)
Gilbert (Ariz.) Williams Field v. Goodyear (Ariz.) Desert Edge at Phoenix Sandra Day O'Connor at 7:00 p.m.
This semi-final match-up in the division-three ranks features two schools that have existed less then ten years. Desert Edge is led by junior Ismael Murphy-Richardson, who received his first offer from Washington this week. Williams Field's top prospect is senior DE Drew Burgesser, who has a handful of FCS
Lynden (Wash.) at Sumner (Wash.) at 7:30 p.m.
Lynden is looking to win another 2A state title and they'll travel down to
Pierce County to take on Sumner in a state quarterfinal playoff game.
Pierce County has been good to the Lions, its where they won their most recent
state title. They'll bring a talented squad which is led by Washington
State verbal Matt Meyer on the offensive line and defensive end Caleb Newman,
who has an offer from the Cougars among others. Sumner was picked sixth in
its league, and ultimately won it and now find themselves in the quarterfinals. (@BrandonHuffman)
FSN WEST PREP ZONE
Prepzone hits its stride this week with two of the best matchups
you'll find anywhere including more college prospects than some entire states.
Here is a look at the games and the players to watch this week.
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.