Hutchings craves playoff emotions

USC LB commit uses last year's climax of state title as motivation

Updated: August 23, 2012, 5:58 PM ET
By Blair Angulo | WeAreSC
CONCORD, Calif. -- Michael Hutchings remembers last year's state championship win more for what happened after the final seconds ticked off the clock than for what happened during play. Etched in his mind is a glorious scene in which teammates, specifically senior teammates, displayed raw emotion.

De La Salle walked off the field at the Home Depot Center as winners of three consecutive state bowl games following a 35-0 drubbing of Southern California representative Westlake, and a sense of accomplishment sank in.

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