This is the end.
I’m not talking about the hilarious movie by that same title. I’m not sure if I’ve ever watched a movie as funny as “This is the End.” This is not up for debate.
This is also the end of the CIF-SS playoffs.
We might have a team advance to the regional and state playoffs, but
Pac-5 DivisionIf somebody had predicted the Mater Dei-Long Beach Poly final score would be 30-0, the reaction here would have been, “Do you really think Poly will win by that much?” It was, of course, the other way around. Mater Dei played its most complete game in who knows how long. Now the Monarchs play the most talen
Corona del Mar and Garden Grove have been on a collision course for the CIF-SS Southern Division final since last year’s title game ended.
CdM defeated Garden Grove, 35-10, last year. The teams are going to meet again at Orange Coast College on Friday at 7 p.m.
The top-seeded Sea Kings and second-seeded Argonauts have 13-0
LONG BEACH - Southern Division finalists Corona del Mar and Garden Grove received the expected billing at the CIF-Southern Section football press conference and luncheon Monday.
Friday’s clash between the Sea Kings and Argonauts was labeled a “rematch”, a reference to their duel in the Southern Division final last seaso
Steve Fryer’s O.C. Top 25 (The O.C. media poll concluded at the end of the regular season.)
1. Mater Dei (11-2) Monarchs beat Long Beach Poly, 30-0, to avenge loss in last year’s Pac-5 final. Next: Vs. St. John Bosco, Pac-5 finals, Saturday at Angel Stadium.
2. Mission Viejo (11-1) Ma
The rain was pouring down on Saddleback Valley Christian during the second half of its second-round playoff game against Desert of Edwards Air Force Base.
The weather slowed the Warriors and — along with the Scorpions' strong run game — helped end their season.
The rain might have taken the shine off Saddleback Valley
Will St. John Bosco run the table against Mater Dei?
Can Huntington Beach complete their Cinderalla story vs. Newport Harbor?
Does Garden Grove avenge last year's loss to Corona del Mar?
Video by Jonathan Khamis, OCVarsity.com.
LONG BEACH – Jonathan Lockett couldn't stand still during warm-ups. He paced in the locker room, in the tunnel and on the field, anxiously awaiting a late start to the CIF-SS Pac-5 semifinals. That's what happens when Mater Dei and Long Beach Poly renew their storied rivalry.
Monarchs coach Bruce Rollinson had a feeli
LONG BEACH – Huntington Beach and Mater Dei are like aged celebrities who just had face lifts.
They look nothing like they did just a few weeks ago.
The difference, though, is Huntington Beach and Mater Dei actually look better.
Huntington Beach beat Edison, 28-21, in a Southwest Division semifinal. Mater Dei beat L
COSTA MESA – It was a game that captured all the traits of Huntington Beach's roller-coaster season but Oilers coach Eric Lo still couldn't believe it.
“I really am shocked,” he said, “and excited.”
Huntington Beach avenged a 42-point loss to rival Edison in the teams' Sunset League opener by
NEWPORT BEACH – Newport Harbor found itself behind by a field goal and on the wrong end of momentum after one half, but the Sailors turned the tide with 21 consecutive consecutive points in the second half to defeat Fullerton, 28-17, in the CIF-SS Southwest Division semifinals on Friday night at Newport Harbor High.
The Sailors (8-
Click on the links below to find the updated CIF-Southern Section football brackets for the 2013-14 playoffs. They have been updated with Friday's semifinal results.
Also, check out OCVarsity's analysis and breakdown of the playoff divisions.
COSTA MESA – In the first two weeks of CIF-SS Southwest Division playoffs, Huntington Beach jumped all over opposing teams early to put games away quickly.
The Oilers had yet to encounter a team that fought all the way back, though, until their 28-21 win over rival Edison in the Southwest semifinals on Friday night at Orange Coast
NEWPORT BEACH – For the first time in 22 years, Fullerton’s football program needs a new head coach.
The position’s finest candidates, conveniently enough, appear to be interim coaches Gus Martinez and Ed De Avila.
Together, Martinez and De Avila guided the program to its best season in six years.
IRVINE – A loss in the CIF-SS Southern Division finals to Corona del Mar in 2012 left a sour taste in Garden Grove running back Sionne Masoe's mouth.
He'll get a chance to make things taste sweeter next week when he gets the rematch he's been waiting for.
Behind Masoe's five touchdowns, Garden Grove advanced to the S
WESTMINSTER – The Corona del Mar football team knows the road to the CIF-SS Southern Division final.
For the third consecutive season, that's the destination for Coach Scott Meyer and his team after the top-seeded Sea Kings (13-0) defeated fourth-seeded Westminster, 37-14, in a semifinal game Friday night at Westminster High
IRVINE – Irvine’s football team was well aware of the challenge going into the CIF-SS Southern Division semifinals against No. 2 seed Garden Grove on Friday night.
But riding two impressive playoff victories, the No. 3-seeded Vaqueros still had hope.
However, Irvine was unable to slow down the Argonauts’ high-fl
WESTMINSTER – Sometimes programs can become infatuated with defining success by what happens in the postseason instead of looking at a season in totality.
Westminster’s campaign ended in disappointing fashion with a 37-14 defeat at the hands of top-seeded Corona del Mar in the CIF-SS Southern Division semifinals on Friday nig
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – Fernando Delgado hugged a football tight to his body as he weaved through the postgame chaos.
It was the same ball that Delgado scooped up from the turf minutes earlier, giving St. Margaret's an overtime win and place in the East Valley Division championship game. He ran with the ball to midfield to jum
LONG BEACH – There won't be a sequel. At least not the one Long Beach expected.
The pregame chatter heading into the Pac-5 semifinals Friday night was all about St. John Bosco meeting Poly in the final next week in a rematch of last season's terrific semifinal showdown that Poly won, 13-10, at Veterans Stadium.
MISSION HILLS – For the first time since 1986, St. John Bosco will play for a CIF Southern Section championship.
The top-seeded Braves and their high-octane offense advanced with a 56-14 Pac-5 Division semifinal victory over fourth-seeded Alemany on Friday night at Alemany High. They will play Trinity League foe Mater Dei for the P
PASADENA – Two big plays had Norwalk in a two-touchdown hole midway through Friday night's playoff showdown at Muir, but the Lancers stayed with what they do best and rallied to reach their first CIF-Southern Section title game in 36 years.
Rashaad Penny ran for 310 yards and five touchdowns, including the winning score with