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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Key games featuring USC recruits

By Blair Angulo

Here are this week’s top high school football games featuring USC commits:

Steven Mitchell
Steven Mitchell and Bishop Alemany will have their hands full with Mater Dei this weekend.
Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany vs. Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei at Santa Ana Stadium: USC receiver commit Steven Mitchell and Alemany (9-2) look to advance in the CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division bracket, but it will not be easy. Mater Dei (9-2) features one of the area’s best Class of 2014 prospects, cornerback Jonathan Lockett. The game will be broadcast live locally on Fox Sports West.

Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame at Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco: Behind a strong running game and offensive line anchor Nico Falah, a USC commit, St. John Bosco (7-4) has yet to lose on the field this season. (Four victories were forfeited for use of an ineligible player.) With four-star running back Khalfani Muhammad and quarterback Kelly Hilinski, Notre Dame (8-3) is more than capable of pulling off an upset in the difficult CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division bracket. The game will be streamed live by Fox Sports West on its Prep Zone online platform.

Santa Monica (Calif.) at Gardena (Calif.) Serra: Trojans receiver commit Sebastian LaRue of Santa Monica (8-3) might face his toughest opponent of the season in ESPN Watch List cornerback Adoree’ Jackson of Serra (9-2).

Lombard (Ill.) Montini at Joliet (Ill.) Catholic: Running back commit Ty Isaac has been stellar in the playoffs, and Joliet Catholic (9-4) hopes the four-star athlete brings his best game in this Class 5A semifinal.

Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy at Memphis (Tenn.) University: Four-star cornerback commit Jalen Ramsey looks to guide Brentwood Academy (9-2) to a berth in the Tennessee State Division II-AA championship game against University (9-2).

The others:
CIF-SS Inland: Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta at Norco (Calif.)
CIF-SS Inland: Great Oak (Calif.) vs. Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) at Los Osos
CIF North Coast: Pittsburgh (Calif.) at Concord (Calif.) De La Salle
CIF Sac-Joaquin I: Stockton (Calif.) Lincoln at Elk Grove (Calif.) Franklin
CIF Sac-Joaquin IV: Escalon (Calif.) at Auburn (Calif.) Placer
Wash. Division 4A: Seattle (Wash.) Roosevelt vs. Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline at Memorial Stadium
KHSAA Class 6A: Louisville (Ky.) St. Xavier at Louisville (Ky.) Trinity
Texas Conference 5A Division 1: Cypress (Texas) Cy-Fair at Houston (Texas) Alief Taylor