Top performers of the 2014 West Coast Bowl
Officially, Enoch Smith was credited with five sacks in Team Speed’s 18-0 win over Team Impact in the 2014 South Bay BMW West Coast Bowl presented by B2G. Smith, however, feels there is some discrepancy in the number.
"I counted eight," Smith said of his believed number of sacks. "Every time I got up I put a number up (with my fingers)."
On the game’s final play, Smith picked up what he believed to be his eighth sack.
Nevertheless, not up for debate is Smith being the most dominant player on the field Sunday afternoon at Redondo Union High School. He was an unstoppable force on the defensive line and will head back to Illinois Sunday evening with plenty of hardware to show for his efforts. Smith was named the 2014 South Bay BMW West Coast Bowl Player of the Game and also received West Coast Bowl Player of the Year honors as well, with both trophies awarded to him on the field following the game.
With Smith being the star of stars, here is a replay of the game with the top performers from Sunday:
Dwight Williams, LB Team Speed – On a defense that had its fair share of his Serra Cavaliers teammates, it was the UCLA-commit who came up with a 72-yard pick-six to give Team Speed an 18-0 lead.
Eban Jackson, QB Team Speed – Manuel Douglas knew he would be bringing his quarterback with him to this year’s South Bay BMW West Coast Bowl after coming up on the losing end a season ago. That decision paid huge dividends for Douglas and Team Speed early on. Jackson got his team on board with a five-yard TD run in the first quarter and followed that up with a two-yard TD pass to Notre Dame’s Daniel Khan to put Team Speed up 12-0.
Khalil Rashad-Brown, DB Team Speed – The defense of Team Speed made it difficult for Team Impact to do anything offensively. Rashad-Brown was there to capitalize on all of Team Impact’s mistakes. He picked off two passes for Team Speed in the win.
Kwesi Mashack, DB Team Speed – Mashack was a key contributor to the shutout pitched by Team Speed but he was also a factor off the field. Mashack, an Arizona commit, was honored at halftime by the Inner City Youth Foundation for Outstanding Athletic and Academic Achievement.
Denzel Fisher, DB Team Impact – Fisher was one of the lone bright spots for Team Impact. The Compton Centennial corner and UCLA commit had an interception in the loss.
Enoch Smith, DL Team Speed – Reflecting on his performance, Smith admitted he was still "in a state of shock." Smith, in his blue jersey, was seen in Team Impact’s backfield all day in what the Michigan State commit says was an eight-sack performance.