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Cal FB Recruiting, Friday Night Lights: Week Two

Running back DeCarlos Brooks headlines week two’s top performing Cal football commits.

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Braxten Croteau (DE) and Ryan Puskas (DB): Peoria (AZ), Liberty High School

Liberty improved to 2-0 this season after crushing Copper Canyon 48-0. Croteau and Puskas each made 3 tackles, with 1 tackle for a loss for Puskas and 3 tackles for a loss for Croteau. Croteau also contributed 1.5 sacks, while Puskas tallied 1 pass breakup. The highlight below is of Puskas.

Ben Coleman (OL): Temecula (CA), Linfield Christian High School

Linfield Christian posted a second consecutive shutout to start the season 2-0 with a 63-0 win against Santa Clara. Linfield Christian’s offensive line contributed to yet another dominant ground attack as they rushed 22 times for 302 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Blake Antzoulatos (LB): West Hills (CA), Chaminade College Prep

Chaminade Prep rebounded from a disastrous opening day defeat by pounding Paraclete 49-3 away from home to improve to 1-1. Antzoulatos made 5 tackles and contributed 4 quarterback hurries.

Brian Driscoll (OL/DL): San Diego (CA), Torrey Pines High School

Torrey Pines improved to 2-0 with a 47-45 win against San Clemente. Driscoll and the offensive line paved the way for 491 yards rushing on 58 carries.

DeCarlos Brooks (RB): Chandler (AZ), Chandler High School

Chandler improved to 1-1 with a 49-21 win against Queen Creek. Brooks rushed 24 times for 209 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also caught 2 passes for 14 yards. According to an article from, Brooks “imposed his will” on the opposing defense, but he was quick to give credit to his offensive line.

“I just saw holes,” Brooks said. “The offensive line made a lot of holes for me. I’m glad that they did; they always do that in practice and games, so shout out to them. I just need to make one cut and one bad miss, and then it’s touchdowns. So that’s all I’ve got to do.”

Bradley Archer (TE/LB): Livermore (CA), Livermore High School

Archer and Livermore rebounded from a season-opening loss with a 37-6 road victory against Washington (CA).

Malik Bradford (WR): Long Beach (CA), Millikan High School

Millikan improved to 2-0 with another one-score victory, this time it was 28-20 against Gahr. Bradford has missed the first two games of the season due to a hamstring injury.

Brett Johnson (DT): Phoenix (AZ), Desert Vista High School

Desert Vista took down Carlsbad 33-21 to improve to 2-0 this season. Johnson and Desert Vista overcame an early 14-point deficit.

Elijah Mojarro (TE): Orange (CA), Orange Lutheran High School

Orange Lutheran dropped to 1-1 after a comprehensive 45-28 defeat to Centennial. Mojarro caught 1 pass for 25 yards.

Spencer Brasch (QB): Gilbert (AZ), Higley High School

Brasch and Higley improved to 2-0 with a 38-31 win against Horizon. Brasch completed 18 of 32 passes for 290 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Kyle Smith (LB): Los Gatos (CA), Los Gatos High School

Smith and Los Gatos dominated Leland 35-9, but it appears as though Smith did not play.

Brayden Rohme (OT): Gilbert (AZ), Perry High School

Rohme and his Perry teammates dropped their season opener, but recovered with a 42-7 win against Mountain View this past week. Rohme and the offensive line paved the way for 203 rushing yards on 23 carries.


Zahran Manley (DB): Upland (CA), Upland High School

Miles Williams (DB): Mansfield (TX), Mansfield High School

McKade Mettauer (OL): Houston (TX), The Woodlands High School

Orin Patu (LB): Seattle (WA), Rainier Beach High School

Curley Young Jr. (LB): Pflugerville (TX), Hendrickson High School