Football: QB Brad Kaaya keeps rising for Chaminade
Forgive me, because I don't want to jinx him, but I have to point out that 6-foot-4 junior quarterback Brad Kaaya of West Hills Chaminade has yet to have a pass intercepted this season. Stunning.
He has completed 71% of his passes for 1,762 yards and 11 touchdowns going into Chaminade's Western Division championship game on Friday against Gardena Serra.
He is so much more comfortable and efficient than the last time he faced Serra in a Mission League game on Oct. 5. Chaminade won because it ran the ball successfully in the second half. This time, Kaaya will be ready to provide support.
"He's getting better every week and the offense is getting better every week," Coach Ed Croson said. "He's had great protection this year. It's pretty rare to throw that many passes and not get any in the wrong hands."
College recruiters are taking notice. Stanford had a recruiter at Chaminade's game last week looking at Kaaya, who has outstanding academic credentials.
-- Eric Sondheimer