Westlake Wins Inaugural Canyon Cowboys Spring Passing Tournament

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Eight local high school teams competed in the 1st Annual Canyon Cowboys Spring Passing Tournament at Canyon High Saturday. In the inaugural event, Canyon head coach Rich Gutierrez and his staff succeeded in providing the student athletes a quality platform to showcase their abilities.

There were several college level athletes participating as each team is loaded with talent. Schools in attendance included host Canyon, Oaks Christian, Westlake, Notre Dame, Valencia, Saugus, Buena and Eastside.

When it was all said and done, Westlake defeated Notre Dame 42-0 in the final to win the tournament.

Canyon Cowboys Passing Tourney Highlights

The quarterbacks in attendance are some of the best young arms in the area. Oaks Christian quarterback Brandon Dawkins looked sharp as did Oaks Christian star in waiting Holden Thomas. The highly touted Dawkins has already landed offers from Notre Dame, NC State and Utah with many more in the offing. Most of the Oaks Christian starting secondary missed the event due to track and field obligations.

Supremely talented Canyon quarterback Cade Apsay put on a passing exhibition, firing darts all over the field. One of the most impressive performers was Valencia sophomore receiver Jay Jay Wilson. At 6'3 215, WIlson is a tough cover for defenders and a big time playmaker for the Vikings.

Notre Dame receivers Daniel Khan and Michael Little both excelled with new quarterback Grant Kraemer at the helm. Receiver Koa Farmer also missed the event to attend a track and field final. Kraemer will have quite an arsenal of weapons when Notre Dame's complete squad takes the field.

Westlake took home the crown while rotating three signal callers, Tommy Gonzales, Weston Massett and Malik Henry. Westlake head coach Jim Benkert will have a tough decision to make selecting a starter as all three played well. Another standout for Westlake was '15 linebacker and fullback Reno Dubreuil who stands 6'1 220 and moves well in space.