OC Varsity's Steve Fryer, Dan Albano and Jonathan Khamis preview the CIF semifinals in the West Valley and Southwest divisions.
Can Mission Viejo make it to the finals?
Is it Buena Park's year?
Video by Jonathan Khamis, OCVarsity.com.
Here is an updated schedule for the CIF-SS football semifinals:
**Updated Tuesday, 5 p.m.**
CIF-SS FOOTBALL SEMIFINALS
All games Friday unless noted
Long Beach Poly vs. St. John Bosco, at Ce
Thanksgiving morning practice is sacred ground in the high school football community.
Strapping up the helmet for walk-throughs prior to a holiday feast is one of the signs a team has had a successful campaign.
This year, 11 local teams are in a position to practice Thursday morning. Of those schools, two squads have made it to t
Quarterback might be the most difficult position to master in team sports.
The Southwest Division semifinalists have masters at the position.
Three of the four quarterbacks starting for Southwest semifinals teams are in the top 10 in Orange County for passing yards. A fourth is 19th in that category.
In one of
REGISTER O.C. MEDIA POLL
1. JSerra, 10-2 (100 points)
The Lions school-history-making season ended with a 24-17 loss to Bishop Amat of La Puente in the second round of the Pac-5 Division playoffs. They beat Mater Dei for the first time, got to
The senior safety racked up eight solo tackles and three assists, broke up a pass and recovered a fumble to help Buena Park defeat fourth-seeded Villa Park, 14-0, in the second round of the CIF Southwest Division playoffs.
He threw for 286 yards and five touchdowns in the Tritons’ 56-6 win over Foothill in a CIF-Southern Section Southwest Division second-round playoff game. Darnold, a 6-foot-4, 209-pounds senior who comm
NICO AMENT SERVITE FOOTBALL GPA: 4.32 Ament was one of the standout performers for the Friars this season on the football field. The senior defensive back recorded 93 tackles and five tackles for loss for the Friars. He’s a three-year varsity letterman. In the classroom, Ament is enro
Here are the stat leaders from the second round of the CIF-SS playoffs.
1. Humberto Maciel, Westminster
39 carries, 250 yards, 4 TDs
2. Oscar Gomez, St. Margaret's
11 carries, 205 yards, 3 TDs
3. Jordan Antunez, Garden Grove
25 carries, 185 yards, 1
With only six football games involving Orange County teams, there will not be a scramble to secure stadiums for the CIF-Southern Section semifinals that will be played locally.
San Clemente and Trabuco Hills won coin flips that decided they are home teams for their Southwest Division semifinals. San Clemente plays host to Sea View rival
Brethren Christian receiver Guy Demazeliere caught a touchdown pass in the Warriors' playoff loss Friday night, giving him 40 for his career and sole possession of the county record.
He moved ahead of Jeremy Childs, who had 39 for Los Alamitos (2002-04).
Demazeliere's TD came in the fourth quarter of the Warriors' l
Scores from Friday's high school football games:
CIF-SOUTHERN SECTION PLAYOFFS
St. John Bosco 48, Norco 7
Long Beach Poly 44, Crespi 27
Centennial 27, Mater Dei 24
Bishop Amat 24, JSerra 17
MISSION VIEJO – Capistrano Valley extended its special playoff run Friday thanks to key plays on special teams and a swarming defense.
Adam Gordon returned a punt 31 yards for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter and later added an interception as the Cougars defeated visiting Valencia, 26-7, in the second round of the CI
MISSION VIEJO – The emotions after the game spoke volumes of how far the JSerra program had come this past season.
The Lions faithful walked out of Saddleback College stunned. Several coaches could be seen with their hands on their knees. And a number of players consoled their teammates on the long walk back to the locker room.
SANTA ANA – It was supposed to be a heavyweight bout – Centennial of Corona’s high-flying offense against Mater Dei’s lockdown defense – but an unheralded unit stole the spotlight Friday night at Santa Ana Stadium.
The same Centennial defense that gave up 64 points to Serra last week withstood Mater Dei&rsqu
MISSION VIEJO – The quarterback-receiver combination of Jimmy Jacobs and Jake Breeland has been a splendid combo for Trabuco Hills all season.
Corona del Mar was well aware of that. The Sea Kings’ defense concentrated on keeping Jacobs-Breeland from establishing a rapport Friday in their second-round playoff game against the
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RANCHO CUCAMONGA – When you’re going good, you just find a way to win.
Things are going good for Mission Viejo’s football team, which overcame some electrifying plays and a late charge by Rancho Cucamonga to win, 38-35, Friday night in the CIF-SS West Valley Division second round at Los Osos High.
MURRIETA – Minutes after it was over, Kyle Williams was in tears, Coley Candaele was shaking his head, and a capacity crowd was in disbelief.
Williams’ 3-yard touchdown pass to Garrett Long with no time left on the clock gave Vista Murrieta an improbable 28-27 victory over visiting Tesoro on Friday night
BUENA PARK – Buena Park running back Marcus Loudon wanted no part in exacting revenge against Villa Park during Friday night’s CIF-SS Southwest Division second-round playoff game.
After the Coyotes lost to Villa Park by 26 points in last year’s playoffs, Loudon and his Buena Park teammates were simply focused on the fut
ORANGE – The Southern Division second-round game between Los Amigos and Canyon wound up being a microcosm of the Comanches’ season.
Canyon couldn’t get anything going in first half, but it came out like a juggernaut in the second, rolling to a 27-3 victory over the Lobos at El Modena High.
The Comanches (6-6) wi
TEMECULA – El Toro had no answer for Demetric Felton on Friday night, as it was defeated by Great Oak of Temecula, 27-24, in the second round of the CIF-SS West Valley Division playoffs.
Felton rushed for 244 yards on 24 carries and scored a pair of touchdowns, advancing the Wolfpack to their first semifinal. They will meet