Football: Mater Dei looks in top form
The morning session is over from the 12-team Air Strike passing tournament at Dana Hills, and Santa Ana Mater Dei came out firing, led by USC-bound quarterback Max Wittek.
Wittek has some excellent receivers, including USC-bound Victor Blackwell. A junior receiver, Sedric Hill, also made a favorable impression. The Monarchs picked up victories over Dana Hills, Los Angeles Loyola and probably the second-best team in the morning session, Los Alamitos.
Long Beach Poly's linebacker group, led by Corey Waller, was very tough. And Bellflower St. John Bosco had the best two-way player in receiver-safety Bryce Treggs, a junior.
Loyola was struggling. Huntington Beach Edison was breaking in its new quarterback, Chase Favreau, a left-handed transfer from Mater Dei. Anaheim Servite was missing lots of players but showing toughness on defense.
UPDATE: Mater Dei defeated Los Alamitos in the championship game. Long Beach Poly and Corona Roosevelt also reached the semifinals.
Richard Turner, who transferred to Los Alamitos from Poly, had two interceptions of Wittek in the final.
-- Eric Sondheimer