Passing Down Santa Clarita Super Seven
WR Jake Maulhardt (photo by Scott Edwards)
WR Jake Maulhardt (photo by Scott Edwards)

Posted Jun 1, 2011

Passing Down held its final Elite 7-on-7 Challenge on Saturday in Santa Clarita. Dubbed the “Six at Six, as six teams vied for the final three berths to the Best of the West championship tournament to be held in Clovis, CA on July 15. Check inside for’s top performers from Saturday…

Nick Arbuckle (MVP)
Quarterback, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure
We still can’t grasp that he will likely have to start at tight end this season because he’s a backup quarterback. Nonetheless, he was one of the most impressive quarterbacks we have seen in the four regional Passing Down 7-on-7 tournaments this spring. He has incredible intangibles you can’t coach, but he also has the physical tools to play the position at the next level.

Jonathan Jerozal
Quarterback, Canyon Country (Calif.) Canyon
The hometown signal caller had a solid day. He’s an accomplished passer at a school known for producing D1 quarterbacks. What Jerozal lacks in size, he more than makes up for in accuracy and touch

Jake Maulhardt
Wide Receiver, Camarillo (Calif.)
He’s a big target with good hands. He doesn’t have blazing speed but he’s fast enough to make plays. He and Arbuckle hooked up numerous times.

Drew Wolitarsky
Wide Receiver, Canyon Country (Calif.) Canyon
Wolitarsky was Jerozal’s top target all day. He’s a big, physical receiver with good hands. He has deceptive speed as he often beat defenders deep.

Earl Johnson
RB/DB, Santa Clarita (Calif.) Golden Valley
He was electrifying on both sides of the field. He started the day locking down his side of the field on defense, but ended as Jerozal’s top threat out of the backfield. He’s extremely quick and very elusive in the open field.

Chris Fowler
Linebacker, Clovis (Calif.) Buchanan
He’s a linebacker by trade but impressed as a receiver out of the backfield just as much as a defender on Saturday.

Vondell Gales
Cornerback, Camarillo (Calif.)
He was locking down every receiver we saw him line up against. He can press, run, and has good ball skills.

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