If a quarterback is judged on a team’s wins and losses, then Santa Ana Mater Dei’s Elijah Brown and Chino Hills Ayala’s Bryan Wilson need to be wrapped in foam and preserved, protected and adored.
Mater Dei is 22-0 with Brown as a starter since his freshman year. Ayala is 19-1 with Wilson. Yes, they receive a lot of help, but their guidance, leadership and demeanor under pressure always results in wins.
No. 1 Mater Dei improved to 5-0 on Friday night with a 42-14 win over Hawaii Mililani. The Monarchs relied on their ground play, with Jordon Davison gaining 128 yards and Nathaniel Frazier gaining 100 yards. Brown threw two touchdown passes and the defense got two sacks from sophomore linebacker Nasir Wyatt.
Wilson orchestrated Ayala (5-0) to a 20-19 victory over rival Chino Hills in what is known as the Battle for the Bone. Ayala stopped a two-point conversion with 48 seconds remaining to retain the win, their fifth straight of the rivalry series.
Effects on the city section: Los Angeles Lincoln’s standout receiver Jaden Rattay broke a finger in his team’s first game. On Friday he was finally healthy. He touched the ball four times. He caught two touchdown passes, returned a punt 68 yards for a touchdown, and made an interception during a win over Mendez.
Eagle Rock (5-0) placed themselves in the middle of the Open Division playoff field with a 37-22 victory over Granada Hills. Anthony Leon had an interception, hit on a 50-yard run and returned a punt 56 yards. Two-way starter Jacob Bernal was dominant. Eagle Rock and Franklin (4-0) are on a collision course to meet at Eagle Rock on October 30th.
“This has become a special team,” said Eagle Rock coach Andy Moran.
rising: Redondo Union is 4-0 in their first year after a 42-13 win over Paramount under coach Keith Ellison. Quarterback Christian Hunt has 10 touchdown passes with no interceptions this season.
Yorba Linda is 5-0 after a 33-14 win over Simi Valley. Quarterback Reyn Beal is playing flawless football and the defense is getting better and better.
Gardena Serra continues to play against strong teams and keeps getting better. The Cavaliers (3-2) won their third straight game after recovering from a 0-14 deficit to defeat Westlake Village Oaks Christian 20-14. Cincere Rhaney ran for 211 yards. Serra still makes too many mistakes at the quarterback position, but coach Scott Altenberg said, “We’re working on things.”
Showdown time: Thousand Oaks is known for its very enthusiastic student division, so watch out as the undefeated Lancers (4-0) host undefeated Newbury Park (5-0) on Friday. The Lancers won their Canyon League opener against Oak Park 28-14. And their quarterback, Travis Endicott, was the quarterback at Newbury Park last season.
https://www.latimes.com/sports/highschool/story/2022-09-17/prep-football-notebook-week-4 Mater Dei’s Elijah Brown, Ayala’s Bryan Wilson keep delivering victories