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High school girls basketball: No. 2 Westlake, No. 9 Paul VI advance to GEICO Nationals final - OFFICIAL
High school girls basketball: No. 2 Westlake, No. 9 Paul VI advance to GEICO Nationals final
Fremont (Plain City, Utah) had all the momentum, cutting a 14-point deficit to three with a little over three minutes to go. But in a snap, like they had done all game, Raven Johnson and Ta'Niya Latson took it all away, lifting Westlake (Atlanta, Ga.) to a stirring 64-54 GEICO Nationals semifinal victory Friday at Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Ft. Myers, Fla.

Playing before a national ESPNU audience, Johnson and Latson were brilliant, combing for all but 13 of their team's points, lifting the second-ranked Lions into Saturday's 10 a.m. EST championship game against No. 9 Paul VI (Chantilly, Va.), which stunned No. 1 Lake Highland Prep (Orlando, Fla.) 52-49 in overtime, ending the Highlanders' 35-game win streak.

Johnson, a 5-foot-10 South Carolina commit, had 25 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and seven steals, while 5-9 junior Latson scored a game-high 26 points to go along with five rebounds, four assists and four steals as the Lions improved to 21-0.

"They did what they've been doing all season," Westlake coach Hilda Hankerson told ESPNU after the game. "They're good leaders and friends on and off the court. That chemistry between them is something you just can't coach. We're just so excited to have one more game."

All four teams in the event entered unbeaten, reigning state champions and ranked among the top 11 teams in the country. The two games didn't disappoint, each coming down to the wire.

Fremont (26-1), finally utilizing its height advantage, closed to within 53-50 on two free throws by 6-5 sophomore Maggie Mendelson (23 points, six rebounds) with 3:02 left.

In the next minute, Johnson and Latson combined for three steals and three breakaway layups. A short jumper by Misia McKinney made it 62-50 and just like that, this semifinal was over. Westlake, with superior quickness, forced 20 turnovers and turned them into 22 points. Latson and Johnson each played the entire 32 points and combined for only seven turnovers.

"Those two are definitely special in the open court," Hankerson said.

Emma Calvert, a 6-4 BYU commit, added 13 points and a game-high 11 rebounds for No. 11 Fremont, which was actually outrebounded 34-30.

Paul VI 52, Lake Highland Prep 49

It had been almost two months since the 14-time defending Virginia state champions had played a game — Feb. 9 — and with 21 turnovers and a 12 of 26 performance at the line, there were definitely signs of rust.

But the Panthers (11-0) made up for it with defense, forcing 28 turnovers and using balanced scoring, led by Jaelyn Talley (17 points), Duke signee Lee Volker (13 points, six rebounds, four steals) and Bella Perkins (10 points, five steals, four assists).

Alyssa Costigan scored all nine of her points in the first two minutes of the fourth quarter, leading a 10-2 run and giving the Panthers a 46-41 lead. Down 47-42 with 1:35 to go, Eleecia Carter (team-high 14 points) forced overtime for Lake Highland with a mid-range jumper than a 3-pointer.

In overtime a 3-pointer by Volker gave her team the lead for good. Paul VI completely locked down on the defensive end, not allowing a bucket in overtime, just two free throws by Alabama signee Kayla Blackshear (10 points, 12 rebounds).

Louisville commit Nyla Harris added 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Central Florida-bound Stefanie Ingram contributed nine points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals for the Highlanders, who hadn't lost since Dec. 28, 2019 — a 56-55 contest to Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.).

In addition to the turnovers, cold shooting did in the nation's No. 1-ranked team. The Highlanders made just 16 of 52 from the field (31 percent), including 4 of 22 on 3-pointers (18.2 percent).

GEICO Nationals schedule

Saturday, April 3
Game on ESPN2
10 a.m. (ET) — Paul VI vs. Westlake
2020 OFFICIAL High School Football Sophomore All-America Team - OFFICIAL
2020 MaxPreps High School Football Sophomore All-America Team
Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized the nation's top high school football players at the conclusion of the season. Past members of the MaxPreps High School Football Sophomore All-America Team include Arik Armstead (2009), Derrick Henry (2010), Deshaun Watson (2011), Christian Kirk (2012), Devin White (2013), Tee Higgins (2014) and Trevor Lawrence (2015).

Sophomore of the Year selection Lebbeus Overton of Milton (Ga.) highlights this year's team Sophomore All-America Team. The 6-foot-5, 245-pound defensive end led the state of Georgia in sacks with 21.5 to go along with 70 tackles and 38 tackles for loss.

Overton helped Milton go 11-1 and reach the AAAAAAA quarterfinals. He's also a contributor for the school's nationally-ranked basketball team.

Selections are based on team success, individual production and local, regional state honors from the recently completed season. Potential at the college and professional level is not a primary consideration.
Graphic by Ryan Escobar
First Team Offense

Height: 6-2 | Weight: 190
Threw for over 3,300 yards and 27 touchdowns while completing over 70 percent of his passes for one of the top teams in Georgia. Added over 300 yards rushing and five more scores for the AAAAAA semifinalist.

Height: 5-10 | Weight: 180
Rushed for over 2,000 yards and 28 touchdowns to lead the Dragons to their first state championship appearance since 2011.

Height: 5-10 | Weight: 185
Finished his sophomore year with 1,790 yards rushing and 25 touchdowns in nine games.

Height: 6-2 | Weight: 205
Helped the Chaparrals to a 6A Division 1 state championship racking up over 1,100 yards receiving and 13 touchdowns.

Height: 5-11 | Weight: 180
The top-rated wide receiver in the Class of 2023 accounted for nearly 1,000 total yards and 10 touchdowns playing against Florida's best.

Height: 6-6 | Weight: 210
The matchup nightmare for opposing defenses is also a standout basketball and baseball player.

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 305
Made a huge impact on the offensive line for the nation's No. 1 team.

Height: 6-4 | Weight: 300
Dominated opposing defensive linemen during his sophomore campaign.

Height: 6-5 | Weight: 275
The top-rated offensive lineman in New Jersey from the Class of 2023 stood out on both sides of the ball playing.

Height: 6-7 | Weight: 315
Had an impressive sophomore season and already has over 35 FBS offers.

Height: 6-7 | Weight: 300
Recently landed an offer from Ohio State and is one of the most athletic and physical offensive linemen in the country.

Height: 5-11 | Weight: 190
One of the best running backs in the country regardless of class rushed for over 1,500 yards and 22 touchdowns. Also made an impact on defense and is one of the top receiving backs in the country.

Height: 6-0 | Weight: 190
Connected on 7-of-9 field goals, including a clutch 51-yarder to send a game against Forney to triple overtime earlier in the season.

First Team Defense

Height: 6-3.5 | Weight: 245
The National Sophomore of the Year led the Peach State with 21.5 sacks. Added 70 tackles and 38 tackles for loss.

Height: 6-4 | Weight: 255
Helped lead the Demons to a AAAAA state title and racked up 59 tackles, 22 tackles for loss and 11 sacks.

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 240
Dominated against the best competition in New Jersey finishing his sophomore year with 15 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks in a shortened season.

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 245
Posted 85 tackles, 25.5 tackles for loss, 13.5 sacks and forced four fumbles playing in Georgia's largest classification.

LB Malik Bryant, IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 220
The Ascenders are loaded with the top talent and you could make a strong case the sophomore linebacker was the best in IMG's corps.

Height: 6-2 | Weight: 220
Helped the Raiders to their first state title since 2002 and made a huge impact on defense for the No. 8 team in the country.

Height: 6-1 | Weight: 220
An impact player for the three-time defending 6A state champs and No. 4 team in high school football.

Height: 6-2 | Weight: 180
The top-rated cornerback in the Class of 2023 racked up 80 tackles and four interceptions for the No. 6 team in the country and back-to-back 7A champs.

Height: 5-10 | Weight: 175
Stood out on defense and special teams playing against Arizona's best.

Height: 5-11 | Weight: 180
One of the top prospects from the Class of 2023 finished his sophomore season with 60-plus tackles and four interceptions.

Height: 6-0 | Weight: 175
Was targeted a lot during his sophomore year because of five-star Denver Harris on the other side of the field and held his own.

Height: 6-0 | Weight: 190
The top-rated outside linebacker in the Class of 2023 dominated on both sides of the ball.

P Alex Davis, Timber Creek (Orlando)
Height: 6-1  | Weight: 190
Finished his sophomore year averaging 43.9 yards per punt and also connected on all four field goal attempts.

Second Team Offense

Height: 6-3.5 | Weight: 200
Last year's National Freshman of the Year took on more of a leadership role during his sophomore season and accounted for nearly 2,000 yards of total offense and 27 touchdowns.

Height: 6-1 | Weight: 185
Rushed for over 1,400 yards and 11 touchdowns while leading the Patriots to a 5A championship and spot at No. 21 in the MaxPreps Top 25.

Height: 5-8 | Weight: 180
Finished with 2,700-plus yards rushing and 44 touchdowns for the Class 3A runners-up.

Height: 6-0 | Weight: 170
Accounted for over 700 total yards and 11 touchdowns for one of the premier programs in Texas.

Height: 5-10 | Weight: 170
The 2023 Vanderbilt baseball commit was named to the 7A all-state first team by the Alabama Sports Writer Association after hauling in 53 receptions for 1,063 yards and nine scores.

Height: 6-7 | Weight: 220
A standout player on both sides of the ball checks in as the top-rated prospect in the state and No. 16 overall on 247Sports.

Height: 6-5 | Weight: 315
Held his own as a sophomore playing against the best competition in the country.

Height: 6-6 | Weight: 280
Did not allow a sack and already has offers from Baylor, Oklahoma State and Texas.

Height: 6-7 | Weight: 270
A first team selection by the Atlanta Journal Constitution on the 6A squad after a dominant sophomore campaign.

Height: 6-4 | Weight: 305
The only sophomore to be selected on the 6A Alabama Sports Writer Association first team already has over 15 FBS offers.

OL Kolt De La Torre, Ryan (Denton, Texas)
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 265
Started at center for one of the top teams in the country and played a major role for the 5A Division 1 champs.

Height: 6-4 | Weight: 225
The top-rated player in Minnesota from the Class of 2023 impacts the game at a high level on both sides of the football.

Height: 5-9 | Weight: 160
Connected on 7-of-11 field goals, including a season long of 52.

Second Team Defense

Height: 6-5 | Weight: 245
Helped the Cardinals to the Division 1 semifinals and has already made a name for himself in Ohio in two seasons.

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 250
Made a huge impact on defense for the back-to-back 6A state champs.

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 270
The top-rated defensive tackle in the Class of 2023 dominated in the trenches during his sophomore year.

Height: 6-4 | Weight: 225
Selected on the 7A Alabama Sports Writer Association first team after racking up 20 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks.

LB Jordan Hall, IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 225
Shined on defense in his first season at IMG Academy.

LB David Vadala, American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.)
Height: 5-10 | Weight: 205
Led one of the best defenses in the country in tackles (78) and tackles for loss (23). Added 11 sacks, good for second-most for the 5A champs.

Height: 6-1 | Weight: 240
Racked up 100-plus tackles, 38 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, forced five fumbles and had an interception.

Height: 5-11 | Weight: 165
Helped the Tigers to the 4A semifinals and finished with four interceptions.

Height: 6-0 | Weight: 170
Finished with eight interceptions and has landed over 20 FBS offers.

Height: 6-1 | Weight: 175
Helped Mustangs to a runner-up finish in 6A and is one of the best all-around defensive backs in the Class of 2023.

Height: 6-0 | Weight: 175
Played a major role on defense for the No. 2 team in the country and AAAAAAA champs.

Height: 6-1 | Weight: 190
The top-rated prospect in Mississippi made a huge impact on both sides of the ball.

Height: 6-0 | Weight: 155
One of the top punters in the Class of 2023 had nearly half of his punts land inside the opponent's 20-yard line.
High schools of 'The Last Dance' alumni as seen via Google Earth - OFFICIAL
High schools of 'The Last Dance' alumni as seen via Google Earth
Video: 'The Last Dance' high schools
See where Michael Jordan and eight teammates prepped via Google Earth.

Chicago's United Center has been known for many things since it was built in 1994. The UC. The Madhouse on Madison. The House that Jordan Built.

Specifically, it is the home of the Chicago Bulls, where Michael Jordan and his teammates won four of their six NBA championships.

It's also where much of the footage was shot for the ESPN documentary series "The Last Dance," which concludes Sunday with its final two episodes.

The following are the home high school gyms and prep careers of Jordan and several teammates featured in the 10-part documentary.

E.A. Laney (Wilmington, N.C.) — Michael Jordan: Widely regarded as the greatest basketball player to ever lace up a pair of sneakers, Jordan didn't make the varsity as a sophomore. That started his fire to become the very best. A four-inch growth spurt combined with his fire and work ethic led to back-to-back seasons of 25-points-per-game-plus, a McDonald's All-American honor and scholarship to North Carolina.
Hamburg (Ark.) — Scottie Pippen: Named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history, Pippen was an All-Conference player and led the Lions to the state playoffs, but he received no college offers. Like Jordan and Dennis Rodman — see below — a growth spurt literally helped elevate his game.
Palisades (Pacific Palisades, Calif.) — Steve Kerr: The greatest 3-point shooter (percentage wise) in NBA history and an 11-time NBA champion (as player and coach), Kerr was perhaps known more for his baseball prowess as a third baseman and pitcher than sharpshooter on the Palisades hardwood.
Kiser High School (Dayton, Ohio) — Ron Harper: The school was shut down and demolished the year Harper graduated in 1982 and now is site of the town's K-6 elementary. Harper averaged 20.5 points, 13.4 rebounds, five assists, five steals and six blocks as a senior and was named first-team All-Ohio.
Poway (Calif.) — Jud Buechler: Not only a top basketball prospect, earning a scholarship to the University of Arizona, the 6-6 forward was also a Top 50 national volleyball standout at Poway.
Long Island Lutheran (Brookville, N.Y.) — Bill Wennington: A native of Canada, the 7-foot post's family moved to Brookville where he led one of the nation's Top 10 teams. He later starred at St. John's before a 13-year NBA career.
South Oak Cliff (Dallas) — Dennis Rodman: The extravagant NBA Hall of Famer stood 5-6 as a high school freshman and was cut from making any teams there. A massive growth spurt led him to a spot at then Cooke County College and eventual NBA stardom.
Hancock Central (Sparta, Ga.) — Horace Grant: He and brother Harvey led the Bulldogs to back-to-back state titles before Horace earned a scholarship to Clemson, where he was the ACC Player of the Year. He won four NBA titles with the Bulls and Lakers.
Brother Rice (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) — B.J. Armstrong: The three-time NBA champion and point guard holds the Warriors' single-game scoring record at 51 points and is a member of the Catholic League Hall of Fame.
2020-21 OFFICIAL All-America Team: Chet Holmgren headlines high school basketball's best and most talented players - OFFICIAL
2020-21 MaxPreps All-America Team: Chet Holmgren headlines high school basketball's best and most talented players
Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized the top high school basketball players in America. Past honorees include 2021 NBA All-Stars Bradley Beal (2011), Jaylen Brown (2015), Devin Booker (2014), Anthony Davis (2011), Kevin Durant (2008), James Harden (2007), Kyrie Irving (2010), Zach LaVine (2013), Julius Randle (2012 and 2013), Ben Simmons (2014 and 2015), Jayson Tatum (2014, 2015 and 2016) and Zion Williamson (2017 and 2018).

Selections are based on team success, individual production and local, regional and state honors from the recently-completed season. Potential at the college and professional level is not a primary consideration. Players in post-graduate and non-scholastic programs are not eligible for inclusion.

Highlighted by MaxPreps National Player of the Year selection Chet Holmgren of Minnehaha Academy (Minneapolis), we present the 2020-21 MaxPreps All-America Team.
Graphic By: Ryan Escobar
First Team

6-foot-1 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Tennessee
Averaged 14.7 points, 5.1 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 3.1 steals per game, guiding the Buffaloes to the GEICO Nationals title game.

6-9 | Senior (2021) | Forward | Kentucky
MaxPreps Texas Player of the Year averaged 35.2 points, 14.4 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 6.2 blocks for the 19-5 Rabbits.

6-10 | Junior (2022) | Center | Uncommitted
No. 2-ranked junior prospect averaged 14.3 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per contest to help the Eagles win a fifth national championship since 2013.

7-0 | Senior (2021) | Center | Uncommitted
Averaged 20.8 points, 12.6 rebounds, 4.7 blocks and 4.5 assists while shooting 80 percent from the field. Holmgren was part of four state championship teams at Minnehaha Academy.

6-3 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Uncommitted
Helped put AZ Compass Prep on the national map this season, averaging 24 points, seven assists and six rebounds per game.

Second Team

Matthew Cleveland, Pace Academy (Atlanta)
6-7 | Senior (2021) | Wing | Florida State
Five-star prospect averaged 22.8 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.3 steals and 2.6 assists, helping Knights to their second consecutive state title and first GEICO Nationals berth.

6-3 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Alabama
Tallied 32.4 points, 10.8 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 3.6 steals per game as the Tigers reached the state semifinals. Davison opened his senior campaign with a 57-point game and posted 14 double-doubles.
6-5 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Duke
Limited to just 11 games, future Blue Devil averaged 28.7 points, 9.1 rebounds, 7.2 assists and 3.8 steals while recording six triple-doubles. Piled up 1,803 career points.

6-10 | Senior (2021) | Forward | Auburn
Produced 23.4 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.5 blocks per game to lead the Patriots to the state championship game. Finished career with just under 2,000 points.

6-7 | Senior (2021) | Wing | Loyola-Chicago
MaxPreps Nebraska Player of the Year averaged 21.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game in leading Millard North to its first state title.

Third Team

6-10 | Senior (2021) | Forward | Michigan
Versatile five-star forward led fifth-ranked Ascenders in scoring and rebounding, averaging 14.1 points and 7.5 rebounds per outing while shooting 64 percent from the field.

6-3 | Junior (2022) | Guard | Uncommitted
Atlanta Journal Constitution Class 6A Player of the Year averaged 32 points, seven rebounds and six assists as Longhorns reached the state title game.

6-6 | Junior (2022) | Wing | Uncommitted
Poured in 31.1 points per game to go along with 15.8 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 4.7 steals while shooting 71 percent from the field for state quarterfinalists.

Hunter Sallis, Millard North
6-5 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Gonzaga
Top 10 prospect averaged 22.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.4 steals. Sallis tallied 25 points, six rebounds and five assists in Mustangs' state-title game win.

6-2 | Junior (2021) | Guard | Ohio State
Atlanta Journal Constitution 7A Player of the Year averaged 17 points, nine assists and seven rebounds per contest. Led Eagles to their first state title since 2012 and the program's first GEICO Nationals appearance.

Honorable Mention

6-8 | Junior (2022) | Wing | Uncommitted
Top-ranked Class of 2022 prospect averaged 25.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists in a shortened 10-game season for the first-year program.

6-11 | Senior (2021) | Center | Oregon
Oregon native averaged 17 points, eight rebounds and three blocks per game in lone season with the No. 10 Crew.

6-6 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Michigan State
Catalyst for the Hurricanes' first state championship, averaging 33.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.3 steals.

Malaki Branham, St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron, Ohio)
6-4 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Ohio State
Ohio Mr. Basketball averaged 21.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists per contest. Branham put an exclamation point on his senior year with 37 points in the Fighting Irish's title victory.

Kendall Brown, Sunrise Christian Academy
6-8 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Baylor
Five-star prospect averaged a team-high 16 points per game and shot 62 percent from the field to help third-ranked Buffaloes to their second consecutive top five finish in the national rankings.

6-6 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Michigan State
Chicago Sun-Times Player of the Year averaged 24 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals to guide the Mustangs to a 15-0 record. Christie became the all-time leading scorer in Mid-Suburban League history, finishing with over 2,000 career points.

6-3 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Connecticut
MaxPreps Pennsylvania Player of the Year helped the Vikings reach state championship game, averaging 18.6 points, 6.5 assists and 3.5 steals per contest. He became the program's all-time leading scorer in the process with over 1,400 points.

6-10 | Senior (2021) | Forward | Purdue
MaxPreps Indiana Player of the Year averaged 21.5 points, 14.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.1 blocks to lead the Braves to their second consecutive state title. Furst finished an impressive four-year run as the program's all-time leading scorer with 2,087 career points.

6-5 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Connecticut
MaxPreps Maryland Player of the Year averaged 18.8 points, 11.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.9 blocked shots per contest as the Stags finished No. 4 in final MaxPreps Top 25.

6-3 | Senior (2021) | Guard | Kentucky
MaxPreps Utah Player of the Year averaged 16.0 points, 3.3 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game to help the Tigers finish No. 12 in final MaxPreps Top 25.

DaRon Holmes, AZ Compass Prep
6-8 | Senior (2021) | Forward | Dayton
Top 50 prospect transferred after the New Year and provided a strong second option for the Dragons, averaging 15 points, nine rebounds and three blocks per contest.

6-7 | Senior (2021) | Forward | Kentucky
MaxPreps Illinois Player of the Year averaged 24.4 points, 12.5 rebounds and three assists per game to lead the Friars to the Catholic League Blue championship.

Caleb Houstan, Montverde Academy
6-8 | Senior (2021) | Forward | Michigan
Top 10 prospect averaged 13.2 points and 4.6 rebounds per outing while shooting 53 percent from the field and 40 percent from 3-point range.

6-7 | Senior (2021) | Wing | Stanford
Five-star prospect averaged 23.5 points, 13.5 rebounds and 8.3 assists per outing in an abbreviated 7-2 season.

6-3 | Senior (2021) | Guard | North Carolina State
MaxPreps North Carolina Player of the Year averaged 25.6 points per game to lead the Jaguars to their third straight state championship, posting a 76-2 record during their dominant three-year run. Smith pumped in 33 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds and five steals in the state title game.
OFFICIAL Top 25 California high school football scores: No. 2 St. John Bosco beats No. 3 Servite - OFFICIAL
MaxPreps Top 25 California high school football scores: No. 2 St. John Bosco beats No. 3 Servite
In the biggest game of the week No. 2 St. John Bosco (Bellflower) beat No. 3 Servite (Anaheim) for the ninth consecutive time to improve to 3-0. Sophomore tight end/defensive end Matayo Uiagalelei dominated on both sides of the ball catching two touchdowns and recording a sack in the 38-28 victory.

The Braves outscored the Friars 35-21 in the second half.

Four other Top 25 matchups were featured this week.

No. 7 Sierra Canyon won its second consecutive game after losing its season opener against the Braves beating No. 11 Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 42-0. Junior quarterback Daniel Duran threw for 283 yards and three scores while 2021 Virginia Tech signee DJ Harvey had 129 yards receiving and two touchdowns. 

The Trailblazers have outscored their last two opponents, 98-0.

No. 8 Alemany (Mission Hills) improved to 2-0 after beating No. 10 Bishop Amat (La Puente) 47-35. Junior quarterback Dylan Gebbia threw for 357 yards and accounted for four touchdowns while four-star wide receiver Kevin Green hauled in seven receptions for 174 yards and a score. Junior running back Floyd Chalk added 180 yards rushing and four touchdowns. 

Malachi Nelson and No. 9 Los Alamitos beat No. 21 Edison (Huntington Beach) 27-20 to improve to 3-0 and No. 17 Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) cruised past No. 23 St. Augustine (San Diego) 41-14 in the Holy Bowl.

No. 1 Mater Dei (Santa Ana) improved to 2-0 with a dominant 49-7 win against Orange Lutheran (Orange) and face Trinity League rival Servite next week on April 3.

Four-star USC signee Ceyair Wright and No. 15 Loyola (Los Angeles) held off up-and-coming St. Bernard (Playa del Rey) 28-24 after Brayden Zermeno connected with Peter Vanis from 23 yards out with :33 left to take a four-point lead. 

MaxPreps Top 25 California Scoreboard

No. 1 Mater Dei (Santa Ana) at Orange Lutheran (Orange)

Friday, 7 p.m.

No. 4 Centennial (Corona) vs. Santiago (Corona)
Thursday, 7 p.m.

No. 5 De La Salle (Concord) vs. San Ramon Valley (Danville)
Saturday, 7 p.m. - Watch live on NFHS Network

No. 6 Mission Viejo at Upland
Saturday, 7 p.m.

Friday, 7 p.m.

Friday, 7 p.m.

Next game: April 1 vs. Compton

No. 13 Folsom vs. Del Oro (Loomis)
Friday, 7:30 p.m. - Watch live on NFHS Network

No. 14 Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita) vs. JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano)
Thursday, 7 p.m. at Santa Ana Stadium - Watch live on NFHS Network

No. 15 Loyola (Los Angeles) at St. Bernard (Playa del Rey)
Friday, 7 p.m.

No. 16 Serra (San Mateo) vs. Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep (San Francisco)
Saturday, 2:30 p.m. - Watch live on NFHS Network

Friday, 7 p.m.

No. 18 San Clemente vs. Aliso Niguel

No. 19 Central (Fresno) vs. Buchanan (Clovis)
Friday, 6:30 p.m.

No. 22 Rancho Verde (Moreno Valley) at Heritage (Menifee)
Saturday, 5 p.m. - Watch live on NFHS Network

No. 24 Serra (Gardena) at Cathedral (Los Angeles)

No. 25 Carlsbad at San Marcos
Friday, 7 p.m.