Wasserman Carries Westlake on Arm to Passing Title, 24-18

From Staff Reports

Zac Wasserman of Westlake High threw four touchdown passes, two each to Mike Seidman and Chris Catalano, to help the Warriors beat Crespi, 24-18, in the championship game of the Monarch passing tournament at Valley College on Saturday.

Wasserman, who passed for 2,788 yards and 31 touchdowns as a sophomore last year, had 18 touchdown passes in five games Saturday. He had four passes intercepted.

Westlake Coach Jim Benkert was particularly pleased with the tournament title because the Warriors played without wide receiver-defensive back Travis Campbell, who was sidelined with a separated shoulder suffered during the Hart tournament last month.

Robert Muller of Crespi threw three touchdown passes in the championship game, two to tight end Gregg Guenther and one to Blake Tibbetts.


Seidman, a tight end, and Catalano, a wide receiver, caught two touchdown passes each in Westlake’s 24-18 victory over Notre Dame in the semifinals. They combined for 14 touchdown catches in five games.

Westlake, which had a 7-1 record in the tournament, defeated Harvard-Westlake, 18-12, Granada Hills, 24-18, and Alemany, 18-12, in its first three games of the day.

The Warriors avenged an 18-6 loss to Alemany in pool play Friday.

Crespi beat Loyola, 24-18, in the semifinals after defeating San Fernando, 30-24, Franklin, 30-18, and Hueneme, 24-12, in its first three games.