Los Al Griffins showed why they are ranked No 1 in the state by demolishing Garces Memorial High of Bakersfield 41-0 on the losers field.
USC-bound senior quarterback Malachi Nelson completed 22 of 29 passes for 418 yards but shined even more in the first half as he went 14 for 15 and led the Griffins to five first-half touchdowns on their first five possessions, and a 34-0 lead.
Nelson, considered the top-rated high school quarterback in the country by many scouting services, He took a seat for the fourth quarter along with many of his ultra-talented teammates with the game in hand.
The performance not only got rave reviews in the OC area papers, but earned raves from the Bakersfield area media as well. It also got Long Beach Press-Telegram high school sports writer John Davis pondering what you need to know as Los Al heads into next week’s game in Florida against American Heritage.
#LongBeachVarsityReport with John W. Davis has 3 things you need to know about St. John Bosco, Long Beach Poly & Los Alamitos heading into HUGE nonleague games next week. @boscofootball @LBPoly_Football @LosAlFootball Also mentioned @MillikanHSFB @PMA_Football. @presstelegram pic.twitter.com/UUd8PfwmRe
— John W. Davis (@johnwdavis) August 20, 2022
In other local prep games, Cypress won its season opener, knocking off Foothill 27-13 at Tustin High. More scores are available from the OC Sports Zone website.
- Los Al coach Ray Fenton shares insight into star QB Malachi Nelson (Press-Telegram, Aug 19, 2022)
The Los Alamitos High School JV Football team scored a touchdown with just over a minute left in the game against Orange Lutheran, they go for the two-point conversion and the win. Did I mention this was freshman QB Jaden O’Neal’s first start?
Thanks to @Los_Al_Chief of Police Michael Claborn for video of the game-winning extra point.