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2014 Boys Football Archive Stories

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  • Gridiron Extra: Empire League showdown
    OC Varsity's Steve Fryer, Dan Albano and Jonathan Khamis travel to Cypress High to preview the Centurions' Week 8 showdown against Valencia. Both teams are 2-0 in the Empire League. Interviews with Quinten Pounds, Nick Buras and Coach Rick Feldman. Video by Jonathan Khamis, OC
    Tue Oct 21, 2014
  • OCVarsity Gridiron: This week in O.C. football
    OC Varsity's Steve Fryer, Dan Albano and Jonathan Khamis discuss their choices for the stars of Week 7 before previewing the key games in Week 8. The group discusses the upcoming games between No. 1 Mater Dei and No. 2 JSerra, Servite and Santa Margarita and Villa Park andFoothill. Video by Jonathan Khami
    Tue Oct 21, 2014
  • SoCal Varsity Top 20 for Week 8 BY DAN ALBANO
    St. John Bosco, coming off a pair of narrow victories in the Trinity League against Mater Dei and JSerra, remains atop the SoCal Varsity Top 20 poll, but the Braves (6-1) have some new company from Orange County in the rankings. Mission Viejo (6-2) surfaced in the poll at No. 19 after defeating Tesoro, 12-10, in the South Coast League on
    Mon Oct 20, 2014
  • Northwood enjoying thrills, chills of being 6-1 BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Northwood coach Dean Toohey referred to the 2014 campaign as a season of firsts for his Timberwolves squad. Under Toohey, a longtime defensive coordinator at the school now in his debut season as head coach, Northwood opened the year with a 34-6 win over Costa Mesa, the squad’s first victory in a season opener in four years.
    Mon Oct 20, 2014
  • Fryer on football: Figuring out the O.C. Top 25 BY STEVE FRYER
    Here is my O.C. Top 25 for this week: 1. Mater Dei (6-1)2. JSerra (6-1) 3. Servite (4-3)4. Santa Margarita (5-2)5. Orange Lutheran (4-3)6. Mission Viejo (6-2)7. Tesoro (6-2)8. Corona del Mar (6-1)9. Los Alamitos (6-10)10. Edison (5-2) 11. San Clemente (6-1)12. El Toro (6-2
    Mon Oct 20, 2014
  • Offensive Player of the Week: Edward Vander, JSerra By STEVE FRYER
    Edward Vander JSerra Vander rushed for 217 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries in the Lions’ 49-44 loss to St. John Bosco. Vander, a 6-foot1, 205-pound junior who transferred from Paramount, is fourth in county rushing with 1,135
    Mon Oct 20, 2014
  • O.C. Top 10 for Week 8: There's a new No.2 By STEVE FRYER
    1. Mater Dei, 6-1 (100 points) Running game led by Noah Delgadillo and defense did the job for the Monarchs in their 20-17 win over undisputed No. 1 rival Servite. This week: vs. JSerra at Santa Ana Stadium, Friday 2. JSerra, 6-1
    Mon Oct 20, 2014
  • Defensive Player of the Week: Julian Owens, Mission Viejo BY DAN ALBANO
    Julian Owens Mission Viejo High School The senior free safety had a fourth-quarter interception that led to the game-winning field goal with 29 seconds left and 11 total tackles in the Diablos’ 12-10 victory at Tesoro in the S
    Mon Oct 20, 2014
  • CIF-SS football rankings for Week 8
    Here are the CIF-SS football rankings for Week 8 that were released Monday. The voting is done by the coaches. PAC-5 DIVISION1. St. John Bosco (Trinity) 6-12. Mater Dei (Trinity) 6-13. Centennial/Cor. 5-24. LB Poly (Moore) 7-15. JSerra (Trinity) 6-16. Bishop Amat (Mission) 5-37. Wes
    Mon Oct 20, 2014
  • Valencia continues quest to rule Empire BY DAVID DELGADO
    ANAHEIM – The Valencia Tigers certainly looked the part of Empire League favorite in their dominating, 44-7 win over Western Saturday night. The Tigers, who rushed for 270 yards, made quick work of the Pioneers by establishing a punishing ground game from the start. Strong offensive line play was the catalyst for everything
    Sat Oct 18, 2014
  • SVC cruises past Webb BY BRIAN REED-BAIOTTO
    CLAREMONT- The perfect season continued Saturday afternoon for Saddleback Valley Christian after the Warriors grounded out a 26-3 San Joaquin League victory at The Webb Schools. Saddleback Valley (7-0 overall, 2-0 in league) allowed a 22-yard Daniel Crisostomo field goal just five minutes into the game, but that was all the Gauls' (4-3,
    Sat Oct 18, 2014
  • Football: Week 7 stat leaders By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Here are this week's stats leaders for Week 7 (through Friday's games): RUSHING 1. Jacob Fimbres, Sonora 37 carries, 280 yards, 3 TDs 2. Marcus Loudon, Buena Park 11 carries, 271 yards, 6 TDs 3. Jameyson Mowdy, Katella 32 carries, 257 yards, 1 TD 4. Os
    Sat Oct 18, 2014
  • No. 1 Mater Dei wins battle with No. 2 Servite BY STEVE FRYER
    CERRITOS – Last week, Mater Dei lost three turnovers and lost to St. John Bosco. This week, three more lost turnovers but a different outcome against Servite. Mater Dei, thanks in large part to a vigorous running game, survived its mistakes to beat Servite, 20-17, Friday in a Trinity League game - and for the third consecut
    Sat Oct 18, 2014
  • Valencia looks like a champion in victory By DAVID DELGADO
    ANAHEIM - Valencia  looked every bit of the Empire League favorite in Saturday's dominating 44-7 victory against Western. The Tigers, who rushed for 270 yards, made quick work of the Pioneers by establishing a punishing ground game from the start that had Western on its heels for most of th
    Sat Oct 18, 2014
  • Friday's game stories, scores, photos and more
     This is the place to find all of OCVarsity's game stories, scores, photos, video and more from the Week 7 football games on Friday night: Johnson, Mission Viejo stun No. 6 Tesoro
    Sat Oct 18, 2014
  • All of Friday's football scores
    Scores from the Week 7 football games on Friday night: CIF-SOUTHERN SECTION ACADEMY LEAGUESt. Margaret's 38, Brethren Christian 28ALMONT LEAGUEBell Gardens 36, Alhambra 7Montebello 23, Keppel 0Schurr 55, San Gabriel 0AMBASSADOR LEAGUEArrowhead Chris
    Sat Oct 18, 2014
  • Johnson, Mission Viejo stun No. 6 Tesoro BY DAN ALBANO
    LAS FLORES – Orange County football fans have witnessed plenty of dramatics over the years from quarterbacks named Johnson playing for their father, Coach Bob Johnson. On Friday night, the crowd at Tesoro saw another Johnson quarterback – wearing No. 11 like his predecessors – produce another powerful finish. Qu
    Fri Oct 17, 2014
  • Live football updates tonight on Twitter
    OCVarsity will have score and game updates from all of tonight's Orange County high school football games. Fans can keep track of their favorite team along with the rest of the games through OCVarsity's Twitter feed (@OCVarsity). You can follow along by searching Twiter for the hash tag
    Fri Oct 17, 2014
  • Live game updates tonight on Twitter
    OCVarsity will have score and game updates from all of tonight's Orange County high school football games. Fans can keep track of their favorite team along with the rest of the games through OCVarsity's Twitter feed (@OCVarsity). You can follow along by searching Twiter for the hash tag
    Fri Oct 17, 2014
  • JSerra falls short in epic battle with St. John Bosco BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    COSTA MESA – At the end of the day, someone inevitably had to lose Friday night’s epic back-and-forth game between JSerra and St. John Bosco. While the Lions will be credited with the loss, there’s no doubting this JSerra team is one of the best teams in not only the Pac-5 Division, but the state. St. John Bosco
    Fri Oct 17, 2014
  • Costello, Santa Margarita win with wild ending BY JEREMY BALAN
    MISSION VIEJO – As many times as KJ Costello threw the ball against Orange Lutheran on Friday night, when the game was on the line, he used his legs. Santa Margarita’s 6-foot-5 junior quarterback isn’t the fleetest of foot, but trailing by six points and facing fourth down with 18 seconds remaining, he rolled rig
    Fri Oct 17, 2014
  • OCVarsity Fandemonium: Week 7
    Click through the slideshow to see photos of O.C. football fans cheering on their teams on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.
    Fri Oct 17, 2014
  • SI picks McMorris as its first Athlete of the Month BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    SANTA ANA Standing amidst an adrenalized sea of scarlet-and-gray swathed students, Chris Stone – the managing editor of Sports Illustrated – addressed the Mater Dei student body, asking the 1,000-plus in attendance to guess how many athletes had been recognized in the magazine’s storied “Faces in the Crowd” s
    Fri Oct 17, 2014
  • Locher helps Los Alamitos lower the boom BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    LONG BEACH – Los Alamitos football coach John Barnes believes recruiting interest in Matt Locher will pick up in the coming weeks. If the senior linebacker continues to perform as he did Friday night, then Barnes might be onto something. Aside from his duties in the middle of the ninth-ranked Griffins defense,
    Fri Oct 17, 2014
  • Rally helps St. Margaret's stay perfect BY ANDREW TURNER
    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – St. Margaret’s defense had been stingy to say the least, having held foes to just 7.8 points per game going into Friday night’s Academy League showdown with Brethren Christian. Faced with the most potent offense it had seen all season, St. Margaret’s was unforgiving in the second half and ral
    Fri Oct 17, 2014