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Cal football recruiting commits, Friday Night Lights: Max Gilliam is now a four-star

How did the Cal commits perform in their playoff games this week? Who came out on top in the showdown between Centennial and St. John Bosco?

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Derrick Clark: RB, San Diego (Ca.) Mission Bay (10-3)

Clark and Mission Bay took a devastating 52-14 defeat in the championship game of the San Diego section against Bonita Vista.

Clark scored a rushing touchdown in the second quarter to put Mission Bay ahead 14-12, but Bonita Vista finished the game scoring 40 unanswered points.

Max Gilliam: QB, Thousand Oaks (Ca.) Thousand Oaks (11-3)

Thousand Oaks took a 55-27 loss in their Championship game against Camarillo, but Gilliam played well despite being under constant pressure from the Camarillo pass rush, which sacked him seven times.

The star quarterback completed 25-32 passes for 268 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Thousand Oaks were down 34-27 at halftime before conceding 21 unanswered points in the third quarter.

The news is not all bad for Gilliam, though, as he is now a four-star prospect on Rivals.

Matt Laris: WR, Sammamish (Wa.) Eastside Catholic (13-0)

Eastside Catholic's undefeated season was in serious jeopardy as they found themselves down 35-14 at halftime against Bellevue in the Championship game.

Eastside Catholic outscored Bellevue 28-7 in the second half before going on to win 48-42 in overtime.

Laris caught seven passes for 44 yards and one touchdown to contribute to his team's victory.

Daniel Juarez (OL) and Camryn Bynum (CB): Corona (Ca.) Centennial (14-0)

Centennial's colossal matchup with St. John Bosco lived up to its billing with Juarez and Bynum's squad coming out on top 62-52 to win their section Championship.

Bynum made five tackles and intercepted two passes to contribute to the victory.

Next up for Centennial is a North vs. South showdown with De La Salle (12-1). The Spartans have not lost a game since their season opener against Texas powerhouse Euless Trinity, who suffered a first round defeat in the playoffs.

Josh Drayden: CB, Dallas (Tx.) Bishop Dunne (12-1)

Bishop Dunne's bid for a second consecutive State Championship fell short during a 31-27 defeat to Prestonwood Christian, a team they beat 28-21 earlier during the regular season.

I'm really excited about Drayden as a prospect for the Bears going forward. I think we have a steal here.

Tevin Paul: DE, Austin (Tx.) Lake Travis (14-0)

Lake Travis continues its trek towards a 6A Division II State Championship as they beat Rockwall 45-24 to advance to the semifinals of the playoffs.

Paul contributed three tackles, one for a loss and one sack.

Lake Travis will take on Mansfield (12-2) in the semifinals.

Traveon Beck: CB, Bellflower (Ca.) St. John Bosco (13-1)

Beck and Bellflower's season ended in defeat to Centennial in the section Championship. It was still a great season for them, though, and I look forward to seeing what Beck can do with the Bears at the next level!

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

Gonzaga Prep finished off their undefeated season with a 34-16 victory against Skyline. Weaver rushed for 133 yards and two touchdowns. He also forced a fumble.

NOTE: Offensive lineman A.J. McCollum and City College of San Francisco play their Championship game on December 12.

Congrats to all of the Cal players who have finished their high school football careers and good luck to those who are still fighting for State Championships!