Westlake 2016 QB Malik Henry Leads Warriors to League Crown

Sophomore QB Has National Interest

Westlake sophomore star quarterback Malik Henry led the Warriors to a thrilling 39-36 victory over Oaks Christian to capture the Marmonte League Championship Friday night.

The gunslinger threw for 219 yards and two touchdowns on the night. Trailing 36-32, the Warriors Chase Jasmin blocked the Oaks punt and Lexi Isham scooped up the ball and returned it for the game-winning touchdown, sending the Westlake faithful into a frenzy.

Westlake Blocked Punt for TD Wins Game

CLA caught up with Henry to get his thoughts on the improbable victory and his rising recruiting stock. "It was crazy. It didn't really kick in until I got home. I went and had dinner with some of the Oaks players. We were just talking about how crazy it was. Just how everything played out in the end. It was mind blowing," Henry told CLA Sports.

Henry shed some insight into the game-changing moment from the Westlake perspective.

"They called a timeout, so that allowed us to come up with a plan and get our best players on the field," said Henry.

The victory earned Westlake a home game in the PAC-5 playoffs. The Warriors will host the Servite Friars next Friday.

Malik Henry: 2016 QB Postgame Interview

When it comes to the next level, Henry favors two universities that hold a special place in his heart.

"I really wanna go to Ohio State. Ohio State and South Carolina are probably my two favorite schools. I have family in Ohio and a lot of family on the East coast. I used to go see football games when I was younger."

"I'm actually going out to visit (South Carolina) this summer. I might take an unofficial down to Ohio State because I'm going out to Ohio this summer to see some family," said Henry.

Malik Henry: 2016 QB Sophomore Highlights

Henry is also garnering interest from several Pac-12 programs including UCLA, Cal, Washington, Arizona State and Arizona. The dual-sport Class of 2016 talent has plenty of time to let the recruiting process run its course and will likely reel in several scholarship offers in the future.

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