Football STATE PLAYOFFS: UC Battle Tested
University City is the San Diego Section Division III champion, beating Point Loma 33-28 in the title game. The Centurions have won nine in a row. QB-DE Samuel Copper has 2,000 yards total offense and was the star of the Point Loma title game. A 3-star player, he also has 65 tackles and 11 TFL. RB LaDainian Lawrence has 1,200 yards and 60 tackles. Troy Bassler has 40 catches and Dreyden Garner 28. MLB Jack Stahl has 81 tackles, leading the defense. Freshman DB Tay Lockett has 80 tackles and six interceptions. DE Cayden Dawson, a Boise State commit, has 65 tackles, 18 TFL and 14 sacks and starts at LT. … High-scoring San Jacinto has won nine in a row, including a 42-15 over Orange in the Southern Section Division 6 championship game. The Tigers are led by 3-star QB Dereun Dortch, who has thrown for 3,003 yards and 39 TDs with one interception. He has another 433 yards and 8 TDs rushing. WR Dillon Gresham, a 3-star player, has 75 catches for 1,706 yards and 26 TDs. Washington commit Vincent Holmes has 50 catches for 1,048 yards and 12 TDs. RB Malachi Brown has 1,174 yards and 19 TDs. The Tigers are averaging 44.1 points a game. LB Ahlijah Afemata has 111 tackles and Tevita Tukunga has 105.
Football Brackets: California Interscholastic Federation (cifstate.org)
PREP FOOTBALL: John Maffei’s SoCal regional picks – The San Diego Union-Tribune (sandiegouniontribune.com)