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Friday Night Lights Week 13: The Playoffs Roll On

Which Cal commits helped their team advance to the next round of the playoffs?

NCAA Football: Stanford at California Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Taariq Johnson & Jeremiah Hawkins: WR & ATH, Buena Park Coyotes (Buena Park, CA)

Buena Park’s season ended with a 38-21 loss to the Edison Chargers, dropping them to 10-2 this season. Edison’s defense forced several turnovers that led to multiple scores and put Buena Park in a tough position to attempt a comeback.

Hawkins scored a touchdown on a play where he caught a backwards pass 10 yards behind the line of scrimmage (which was the opposition 40 yardline) and took it to the house for the score.

I know it doesn’t guarantee anything as far as Johnson sticking with his commitment to the Bears amid Nebraska’s interest, but Johnson retweeting this is certainly not a bad sign.

Chase Garbers: QB, Corona del Mar Sea Kings (Newport Beach, CA)

Garbers and the Sea Kings kept their season alive ... barely. Corona del Mar held off a furious comeback attempt by Colony to win 49-48. Garbers’ squad held a 35-20 lead at halftime, but were outscored 28-14 in the second half. Advancing is all that matters during this time of the year though, and the Sea Kings will take on unbeaten Lompoc in the semifinals of their section championship. Their semifinal matchup will come against a talented secondary.

Garbers completed 15 of 24 passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns. He added 86 yards on nine carries as well in the victory over Colony.

Je’Quari Godfrey: CB, Bishop O’Dowd Dragons (Oakland, CA)

Bishop O’Dowd improved to 11-1 behind a dominant defensive performance as they shutout Encinal 28-0 to advance to the semifinals of the playoffs. Godfrey had two passes defensed in this contest.

The Dragons take on Rancho Cotate in their next playoff game.

Biaggio Ali-Walsh: RB, Bishop Gorman Gaels (Las Vegas, NV)

Bishop Gorman kept on rolling as they demolished Faith Lutheran 58-10 to advance to the semifinals in the Nevada playoffs. Next up for Bishop Gorman is Arbor View, who are ranked third in the state.

Ali-Walsh rushed for 155 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries against Faith Lutheran.

Marquese Taylor: ATH, Lovejoy Wildcats (Lovejoy, GA)

Lovejoy’s season has come to and end after a 24-14 loss to Dalton. The Wildcats finished the season with a 7-5 record. Though his season ended on a sour note with a playoff loss, Taylor did pull off an awesome interception that you can see in the highlight below.

Jordan Genmark-Heath: ATH, Cathedral Catholic Dons (San Diego, CA)

The Dons dominated Torrey Pines 45-7 to improve to 11-0 this season and advance to the semifinals of their section championship.

Genmark-Heath rushed eight times for 27 yards and one touchdown. He added one reception for 14 yards, one kick return for 22 yards, and two tackles.

Michael Saffell: OL, Edison Chargers (Huntington Beach, CA)

As stated earlier, Saffell’s Chargers took down Hawkins, Johnson and the Coyotes 38-21 to improve to 11-1 and advance to the semifinals of their section. Next up for the Chargers is a meeting with Rancho Verde.

Paul Scott: LB, McClymonds Warriors (Oakland, CA)

The Warriors improved to 10-1 this season after steamrolling 50-8 to advance to the next round of the playoffs. Their next opponent is Castlemont. Scott remains sidelined with the season-ending ankle injury he picked up earlier during the season.

Alex Funches & Da’Quan Patton: DE & LB, Trinity Valley C.C. (Athens, TX)

Trinity Valley does not take the field again until December 5 when they take on Northwestern Mississippi in the Heart of Texas Bowl.