From Bishop’s QB Tyler Buchner to Grace Brethren ATH Julien Stokes, there were several standout performances in Week 7 Southern California high school football games played Thursday and Friday night. Here are the top performances that caught our attention across the Southern, LA City and San Diego Sections. Tag us on Twitter or Instagram @sbliveca if we missed anyone.
Tyler Buchner accounted for seven touchdowns in a 60-14 rout of non-league rival La Jolla Country Day. A Notre Dame commit, Buchner threw five touchdown passes and ran for two more in only three quarters of action. He finished 26-of-31 for 300 yards. So, yeah, he had more touchdowns (7) than incomplete passes (5).
Zevi Eckhaus had three passing touchdowns, a rushing touchdown, and 404 total yards (338 passing) in Culver City’s 32-27 win over Lawndale.
San Pedro senior running back Josh Ward rushed for three touchdowns and caught one more in a 41-16 demolition of Marine League rival Banning Friday night. In addition to Ward’s four scores, he made double digit tackles on defense.
Bryce Young continues to torch high school secondaries, completing 28 of 34 passes for 338 yards and four touchdowns in Mater Dei’s 56-11 win over Servite. He also added 77 yards rushing and a TD. Alabama fans are salivating.
DJ Uiagalelei was unstoppable in St. John Bosco’s 49-10 win over JSerra. The Clemson commit completed 14 of 21 passes for 251 yards and three touchdowns, and added eight carries for 110 yards and three more touchdowns. In seven games he has thrown 24 TD passes and just one interception.
With Ethan Garbers throwing darts, John Humphreys hauled in nine receptions for 153 yards and three touchdowns in Corona del Mar’s 42-7 victory over Edison.
Xavier Harris had nearly 200 all-purpose yards – including 85 yards rushing and an 85-yard kickoff return TD — to lead Oxnard to a 36-27 Pacific View League victory over Pacifica.
Austin Hogan carried the ball 24 times for 122 yards and two touchdowns in San Juan Hills’ 35-7 Sea View League win over Aliso Niguel on Friday.
Benjamin “Benjo” O’Brien had nearly 300 all-purpose yards in Lincoln’s 48-31 loss to No. 12 St. Augustine. O’Brien had nine receptions for 185 yards and two TDs and over 100 kick and punt return yards.
A junior who can play multiple positions on offense, Julien Stokes had a huge impact in Grace Brethren’s 56-14 win over Moorpark. Stokes carried the ball 14 times for 171 yards, caught three passes for 48 yards and scored five touchdowns. He also picked off a pass on defense.
Damien Moore, Bishop Amat RB
Damien Moore continued to make his case for Mission League MVP Saturday night in Bishop Amat’s 31-21 home win over Chaminade. The senior rushed for 214 yards and three touchdowns.