2015 West Coast Bowl top local performers
The third annual B2G West Coast Bowl is in the books.
Tons of top flight recruits from across the country took to the field at Warren High School Sunday afternoon for their final high school contest before moving on the next level.
In the end, it was Team Speed coached by former NFL wide recover Matthew Hatchette stunning the Terrell Owens-led Team Impact 24-19.
Here are the top local performers:
Serra WR Deontay Burnett (Team Speed) – The game MVP was the star among stars on Sunday. Burnett caught two touchdown passes, including a 70-yarder in the first half from Stellar Prep’s Cameron Burston. It put Speed up 14-10 and it was a lead they would not relinquish. Team Impact was thought to have the most talent but thanks to the Washington State commit Team Speed came away with the win.
Rancho Verde QB Sheriron Jones (Team Impact) – The Tennessee Vol commit was responsible for getting the scoring started in the game with a two-yard touchdown rush in the first quarter. At the conclusion of the night he left with the most impressive hardware available. Jones was named the 2014 West Coast Bowl Player of the Year.
Serra LB John Houston (Team Impact) – The highest rated player in the game looked every bit the part on Sunday. In Houston fashion he turned heads by showing how easily he moves in space. Houston also recovered a fumble.
Vista Murrieta DL Tevita Mu’onga (Team Impact) – The BYU commit was just a force in the interior of the Impact defensive line. He forced a fumble in the first quarter to set up Impact’s first score. He also blocked a punt but that was called back because it was against game rules. Still, he was a constant in the Team Speed backfield.
Serra QB/TE Caleb Wilson (Team Impact) – The Old Dominion quarterback commit was a tight end in Sunday’s game. After being the performer of the week during practices it translated over to the game where he looked extremely comfortable as a pass catcher.
Long Beach Poly TE CeeJhay French-Love (Team Speed) – The Jackrabbit looks the part of a Division I tight end and he played like it on Sunday as an integral part of the offense for the winning team.
Hamilton ATH Jericho Flowers (Team Impact) – Flowers showed a tremendous burst in the return game. He shortened the field for Impact whenever he got his hands on the ball. Flowers also had a part in the pass game as a receiver.