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Cal football recruiting commits face off in Friday Night Lights: Bynum & Juarez vs. Beck

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The next round of the playoffs will feature Daniel Juarez and Camryn Bynum's Centennial taking on Traveon Beck's St. John Bosco for all of the Tostito's.

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The playoffs are in full-swing and 10 Cal football commits are still fighting for the chance to win a state championship. How did they fare during last week's playoff games?

Let's start with ...

Derrick Clark: RB, San Diego (Ca.) Mission Bay (10-2)

Mission Bay have rebounded quite nicely from their disastrous end to the season as they knocked off Valley Center 31-28 to advance to the championship game.

Clark threw a touchdown and rushed for another as Mission Bay pulled off a comeback victory.

Their next opponent is Bonita Vista (10-2).

Max Gilliam: QB, Thousand Oaks (Ca.) Thousand Oaks (11-2)

Thousand Oaks won 40-35 against Arroyo Grande to advance to the championship game of the Northern Division playoffs.

Gilliam's squad is set to square off with a familiar opponent for the championship in undefeated Camarillo (13-0). The Lancer's lost the first matchup 49-45.

As for the Arroyo Grande game, Gilliam went 18-22 for 299 passing yards and three touchdowns. Gilliam also rushed for another touchdown.

This is Thousand Oaks' first appearance in the CIF Finals since 1987.

Matt Laris: WR, Sammamish (Wa.) Eastside Catholic (12-0)

Eastside Catholic swiped aside Lakes with a 49-21 victory which sees them advance to the 3A State Championship against Bellevue (10-1), a team they beat in this very game last season.

Laris contributed five catches for 82 yards.

Daniel Juarez and Camryn Bynum: OL, CB, Corona (Ca.) Centennial (13-0)

Juarez and the offensive line helped block out front as Centennial racked up 296 rushing yards to go along with 291 passing yards.

Bynum tallied 11 tackles and two pass breakups as Centennial won 42-36 against Mater Dei. This was a much closer game than many expected, and Centennial will have to play better if they plan on beating their next opponent, St. John Bosco.

Josh Drayden: CB, Dallas (Tx.) Bishop Dunne (12-0)

Drayden and his Bishop Dunne teammates sealed a return trip to the TAPPS Division I Championship Game by defeating St. Pius X 38-21.

Drayden's highlight of the game was a 96-yard return from a failed field goal attempt which set up a touchdown for Bishop Dunne.

Next up for Bishop Dunne is a rematch with a vanquished foe from earlier during the regular season - Prestonwood Christian (10-2) - who they beat 28-21.

Tevin Paul: DE, Austin (Tx.) Lake Travis (13-0)

Lake Travis mauled Midway 55-14 to advance to the Region 1 Championship Game where they will take on Rockwall (10-3).

Paul notched four tackles and a few quarterback hurries to contribute to the cause.

With a spot in the Division 1 semifinals on the line, this one should be a tight contest.

Traveon Beck: CB, Bellflower (Ca.) St. John Bosco (13-0)

Another week brings another dominant victory for St. John Bosco. This time it was a 63-10 beatdown of Bishop Amat. This win sealed the highly anticipated showdown of MaxPrep's top two ranked teams in the nation when St. John Bosco meets Centennial.

Beck made three tackles and also broke up one pass. He was thrown at three times yielding only one catch for three yards. The great part about this is that he covered two four-star USC wide receiver commits throughout the contest.

Evan Weaver DE, Spokane (Wa.) Gonzaga Prep (14-0)

In what has become a staple of Friday Night Lights this season, I bring to you yet another ridiculous performance from Weaver.

Gonzaga Prep disposed of Richland 31-17 to advance to the 4A State Championship game where they will take on Skyline (12-1).

Weaver rushed 17 times for 95 yards and two touchdowns to help out the offense, but he went berserk defensively.

12 tackles, three sacks, four tackles for a loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one blocked field goal and a safety.

Take a bow, Mr. Weaver. What a game. What a steal of a three-star recruit we have in this one.

Cal also has a community college commit who is still alive in his chase for a championship. A.J. McCollum (OL) and his City College of San Francisco teammates are set to take on Saddleback College in the CCCAA State Championship game.

Good luck to all of the Cal commits taking the field this weekend.