A pair of 6-foot-7 targets will be on display tonight during VCSPreps.com's Domino's Game of the Week between Camarillo and Channel Islands highs.
Camarillo's Jake Maulhardt was well-known locally before he set the state record for receptions in a game last month at Canyon High.
"Jake is probably their primary offensive threat," said Channel Islands coach Gary Porter. "They throw it pretty well and they threw it to set up the run."
Meanwhile, Channel Islands features 6-foot-7 tight end Jeremiah Valoaga
"He's excellent," said Camarillo coach Dennis Riedmiller. "They try to get him the ball. He's a big, strong target. He's an athlete... We're going to have to take him away from them or he's going to be a pain for us on defense."
Valoaga has caught 26 passes for 413 yards and four touchdowns, including a pair of TD catches in last week's 50-14 over Santa Paula.
He also has 29 tackles, two sacks and four fumble recoveries playing defensive end.
Maulhardt, of course, is in the process of challenging Richard Mullaney's year-old CIF receiving records.
The 6-foot-7, 215-pound target already has 73 catches for 922 yards and six touchdowns. He had 28 catches for 351 yards and three scores from sophomore quarterback Michael Marin in the 52-28 loss at Canyon Sept. 23.
Upon starting quarterback Travis Valdez's return last week, Maulhardt reeled in 13 passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns in Camarillo's 49-15 win over Oak Park.