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"This journey started when I was 4 years old," Windward's Jules Bernard said on a video released Tuesday as he announced a commitment to UCLA.

He ended it with, "This is where I'm front and this is where I'm going to stay."

You certainly have to say Bernard is pretty loyal. He has stayed at Windward for six years and didn't leave when the Wildcats had coaching issues and others did leave.

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The Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks is partnering with Alemany to host a Super Fall Showcase on Saturday and Sunday.

Game times are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and will include a 60-team showcase of varsity, junior varsity and freshman teams.

Oak Park, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Oaks Christian, Calabasas and Maranatha are among the schools participating.

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Jake Bailey of St. John Bosco is one of the Braves' primary receiver targets.
Jake Bailey of St. John Bosco is one of the Braves' primary receiver targets. (Shotgun Spratling / Los Angeles Times)

It's No. 1 Santa Ana Mater Dei (6-0) vs. No. 2 St. John Bosco (5-1) on Friday night at El Camino College, and the most intriguing matchup has the Monarchs' outstanding receivers going against the Braves' standout defensive backs.

Something has to give. Someone has to blink.

Mater Dei's receiving group of Amon-ra St. Brown, CJ Parks, Bru McCoy and Nikko Remigio aren't just the best in California. They might be the best in the nation. And they have USC-bound J.T. Daniels at quarterback.

Mater Dei, Santa Margarita and Marymount are the top three teams in this week's Southern Section Division 1 girls' volleyball poll.

Corona Santiago is No. 1 in Division 2 and Laguna Beach tops Division 3.

Here's the link to complete rankings.

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Mater Dei, Corona Centennial, St. John Bosco and Chaminade are the top four teams in this week's Southern Section Division 1 football poll.

Upland is No. 1 in Division 2 and Charter Oak tops Division 3.

Here's the link to complete rankings.

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Garden Grove Pacifica and Quartz Hill are both 6-0 and top teams in Southern Section Division 10. Their quarterbacks have been outstanding.

Ben Jefferson is the player everyone is placing their trust in at Pacifica.

He's passing, running and leading his team to prominence.

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Friday's Trinity League football battle featuring No. 1 Santa Ana Mater Dei against No. 2 St. John Bosco at El Camino College is to be broadcast live on Fox Sports West.

The Prep Zone games on the web:

Corona Santiago vs. Corona Centennial; Chaparral vs. Murrieta Valley; JSerra vs. Orange Lutheran; Sierra Canyon vs. Calabasas.

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Brentwood is 6-0-1 and appears headed toward a showdown with Sierra Canyon to decide the Ocean Division championship of the Gold Coast League on Oct. 27 at Brentwood.

The Eagles play Campbell Hall on Saturday in a final tuneup.

Defensive back Donovan Wong has six interceptions on the season. Quarterback Sol Broady has 13 touchdown passes.

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It was a big night for school records for South Gate quarterback Ernie Arcia and receiver Dondell Findley on Friday against Bell.

Arcia set the school passing record by completing 11 of 13 passes for 390 yards and five touchdowns in a 43-20 victory.

Findley set the school receiving record by catching six passes for 276 yards and four touchdowns.

Oct. 12:

SOUTHERN SECTION

DE ANZA LEAGUE