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Cal Football Recruiting, Friday Night Lights: Playoffs Roundup

Find out which Cal recruits are moving to the next round and which ones concluded their high school careers in the playoffs.

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Nikko Remigio: WR, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA)

Mater Dei improved to 12-0 this season after dominating Long Beach Poly 55-13 to advance to the next round of the playoffs. Remigio caught one pass for two yards. The Monarchs’ next opponent is Mission Viejo.

JT Shrout: QB, Hart (Newhall, CA)

Shrout and the Indians took a 55-27 loss to Rancho Verde to end their season with a record of 8-5. Shrout had a rough game as he completed 13 of 40 passes for 244 yards with three touchdowns and four interceptions. He also rushed six times for 96 yards. Shrout’s head coach had a positive outlook on the season despite the loss (via The Signal):

“It’s been a hell of a season for us,” Bambrick said. “We were the team that people didn’t think would do well and we made the second round, so that’s pretty great.”

Will Craig (OL) and Evan Tattersall (LB/RB): Granite Bay (Granite Bay, CA)

Granite Bay dominated Antelope 37-0 to improve to 10-2 this season. Tattersall rushed 12 times for 84 yards and one touchdown. Tattersall and Craig combined to make three tackles. Next up for the Grizzlies is a playoff matchup against Del Campo. Craig’s highlight video is below.

Nick Alftin: DE, Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, CA)

Archbishop Mitty slumped to its sixth consecutive defeat after starting the season 5-0. A resounding 52-7 defeat against Junipero Serra ends their season in the first round of the playoffs. Alftin registered five tackles, one tackle for a loss, and one sack.

Atonio Mafi: G/DT, Junipero Serra (San Mateo, CA)

Serra’s dominating victory against Archbishop Mitty was their eighth consecutive win and improves their record to 9-2 this season. Next up in the playoffs is a matchup with Valley Christian. Unfortunately, Mafi tore his achilles in this game. Here’s what Mafi had to say about the situation (via The Mercury News):

“A very big setback occurred this past Saturday,” Mafi wrote on his Instagram account. “As I attempted to plant my left foot, I completely tore my Achilles tendon. After making the tackle, I could not stand and walk. At that moment, my football career at Serra ended.

“However, I’m glad I was able to leave it all out there on the field. I left a legacy at Serra as one of the greatest linemen to have ever played and I’m confident of that. But as this door closes, another one opens. I am ready to move on and hoping to graduate early and begin my next chapter at Cal, but who knows how it’ll all play out?

“It pains me to end my football career at Serra this way, but sometimes God has other plans and no matter how bad it gets, He’ll get you through it. This will be a long road to recovery, but with all my friends and family, I know I’ll get through this.”

Miles Owens: OL, Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland, CA)

Bishop O’Dowd advanced past Acalanes 36-21 to improve to 9-2 this season. Their six-game winning-streak will be put on the line against Marin Catholic in the next round of the playoffs.

Brandon Mello: OL, Clayton Valley Charter (Concord, CA)

Clayton Valley Charter’s eight-game winning-streak was snapped in resounding fashion by De La Salle as Mello’s Ugly Eagles lost 45-7 to the national powerhouse. The Ugly Eagles finish the season with a record of 8-3.

JH Tevis: DE, Menlo (Atherton, CA)

Menlo defeated Jefferson 35-8 to improve to 7-4 this season and advance to the next round where they will meet Scotts Valley. Tevis totaled nine tackles, three for a loss, and one sack.

Jasper Friis: OL, Aquinas (San Bernardino, CA)

Aquinas improved to 12-0 after mauling Moreno Valley 56-7. Their next opponent is Cyprus.

Matthew Cindric: DL, Skyline (Sammamish, WA)

Skyline’s season came to a close as they suffered a 41-0 playoff exit at the hands of Central Valley. They’ll finish the season with an 8-4 record.

Slater Zellers: OL/LS, Notre Dame Prep (Scottsdale, AZ)

Notre Dame Prep preserved its undefeated season with a tight 34-31 win against Cienega. They’ll take on Centennial in the next round.