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  • All of Friday's game stories, photos and more
    This is the place to find all of OCVarsity's game stories, photos and more from the high school football games on Friday night: Loss and a learning experience for No. 1 Servite
    Sat Aug 30, 2014
  • Loss is a learning experience for No. 1 Servite BY DAN ALBANO
    NORWALK - Servite hung within Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas for the first half Friday night but the Friars couldn’t stick close enough with the top-ranked team in the nation in the second half. The sophomore connection of quarterback Tate Martell and wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey – transfers from Poway of San Diego &
    Sat Aug 30, 2014
  • Week 0: Stars of the night
    There were many outstanding players on Friday nigh, but OCVarsity has selected these players as the 'Stars of the Night' for Week 0.  STARS OF THE NIGHT TREY TINSLEY, El Toro WHAT HE DID: Completed 29 of 45 passes for 277 yards and four touchdown
    Sat Aug 30, 2014
  • OCVarsity's football scores list
    ORANGE COUNTY SCORES Bishop Gorman 48, Servite 27 El Toro 51, La Habra 35 Santa Margarita 26, Bishop Amat 21 La Mirada 26, Tesoro 23 Rancho Cucamonga 17, Trabuco Hills 0 Santa Ana Valley 28, Segerstrom 14 Edison 51, Centennial 6 Sunny Hills 42, Pioneer 28 Liberty 18,
    Sat Aug 30, 2014
  • Trabuco Hills shut down in opener BY JOHN WILKINSON
    MISSION VIEJO – Rancho Cucamonga’s physical defense made life difficult all night for No. 15 Trabuco Hills and its new starting quarterback, Jimmy Jacobs. The Cougars started the season with a shutout on the road, beating the Mustangs, 17-0, in a nonleague game at Trabuco Hills High. “I thought our size a
    Sat Aug 30, 2014
  • La Mirada gets best of Tesoro this time BY TOM CONNOLLY
    LA MIRADA - What a difference a year makes. After losing to Tesoro last season by 29 points La Mirada rebounded Friday night and held on to defeat the Titans, 26-23, in a nonleague game at La Mirada High. Former Servite wide receiver Tony Brown caught two long touchdown passes that proved to be the difference for the Matdo
    Sat Aug 30, 2014
  • Santa Margarita holds on to beat Bishop Amat BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    MISSION VIEJO - It's not often that a head coach is able to tell what his team's mental capacity is after one game. Fortunately for new Santa Margarita coach Rick Curtis, he was afforded that very opportunity. With his defense backed in its own territory in the waning moments of Friday night's game against Bishop Amat of L
    Fri Aug 29, 2014
  • OCVarsity Fandemonium: Week 0
    Click through the slideshow to see photos from O.C. football fans at Week 0 games played on Friday, Aug. 29.
    Fri Aug 29, 2014
  • Live updates: All of tonight's games @OCVarsity
    Are you an Orange County football fan looking for live score updates from tonight's games? This season OCVarsity is going to make that easier than ever. We'll be posting all of our score updates through our Twitter account (@OCVarsity). If you are at a game, post your score update on Tw
    Fri Aug 29, 2014
  • Calhoun's Friday Night Pregame Madness BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Where did the summer go? It seems like just yesterday we had our end-of-the-year banquet to wrap up the 2013-14 sports year. Now, here we are - Week 0 of the 2014 football season. What happened? (Side note: The banquet was the last time I’ve seen my OC Varsity colleague Damian Dottore. Does he still exist?)
    Fri Aug 29, 2014
  • Mission Viejo streak snapped by Liberty BY ANTONIO MORALES
    MISSION VIEJO – Under the tutelage of Coach Bob Johnson, Mission Viejo has been one of the strongest football programs in Orange County. Even though the third-ranked Diablos returned just six starters this season, it appeared as there were going to be ample players ready to step up and field a powerful squad. But the strong
    Fri Aug 29, 2014
  • El Toro's experience shows in opener BY STEVE FRYER
    LA HABRA - The calendar says August and the schedule says opening game. El Toro looked like a team playing its seventh game in October. The Chargers rolled to a 51-35 win over La Habra in the season opener for both at La Habra High. Trey Tinsley threw for 243 yards and four touchdowns. Tinsley, a 6-foot-3 senior, complete
    Fri Aug 29, 2014
  • Hawkins draws interest from Pac-12 schools BY DAN ALBANO
    Jaylinn Hawkins started his senior season at Buena Park with an impressive burst Thursday. The uncommitted receiver/safety had eight receptions for 294 yards and four touchdowns in a 65-0 victory against Orange. Hawkins’ recruiting also is starting to build speed. While an official recruiting trip to Oregon has
    Fri Aug 29, 2014
  • Bush sharp in first start for Corona del Mar BY MICHAEL KATZ
    SAN DIEGO – Despite it being his first career start, Corona del Mar’s Peter Bush looked like anything but a rookie Friday. Taking over at quarterback for the defending CIF Division III state champions, the junior delivered in a big way. Bush threw for 176 yards and a pair of touchdowns and ran for a score, leading the
    Fri Aug 29, 2014
  • Tustin's defense overcomes mistakes BY ZACH CAVANAGH
    DANA POINT – Tustin mounted a 20-point halftime lead then held on through a sloppy second half to defeat Dana Hills, 20-14, in a nonleague season opener Friday night at Dana Hills High. Tustin stormed out of the gate, dominating both sides of the ball. The Tillers’ defense held Dana Hills to two three-and-outs and 4 t
    Fri Aug 29, 2014
  • Fullerton starts off strong against Kennedy BY BRIAN WHITEHEAD
    ANAHEIM – Which football team this year is going to be last year’s Fullerton? Which combination of returning lettermen, underclassmen and varsity novices will fly under the Orange County radar, only to play its best ball when the games matter most? Every team every fall believes its that dark horse, that team to watch
    Fri Aug 29, 2014
  • Northington, Lancers off to smooth start BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    COSTA MESA – The keys to the Orange Lutheran offense this season are in the hands of junior quarterback L.J. Northington and for at least one night, the ride was smooth. Northington, who started one game last season, completed nine of 11 passes for 142 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 37 yards to lead the fourth-ranke
    Fri Aug 29, 2014
  • JSerra finds stride after slow start BY JOHN SCAFETTA
    LONG BEACH – Coach Jim Hartigan wasn’t all that concerned when his JSerra football team headed into the locker room Friday night, knotted in a scoreless tie with Long Beach Cabrillo. He knew eventually his offense would find its rhythm. In two quarters’ time, JSerra was side-steeping into the end zone at a rapid
    Fri Aug 29, 2014
  • Defense leads San Clemente to victory BY NATHAN PERCY
    SAN CLEMENTE - While most were anticipating the return of quarterback Sam Darnold, the San Clemente defense shined with six turnovers in a 38-22 nonleague win over Los Angeles Garfield, Friday night at San Clemente High. The Tritons front seven wreaked havoc on Garfield’s backfield, recording five sacks and limiting the Bulldogs to
    Fri Aug 29, 2014
  • Defense sets tone in Troy's victory BY LOU PONSI
    FULLERTON - Thanks in large part to its defense, Troy was in control during their entire nonleague contest against Canyon on Friday at Fullerton High. The Warriors then broke the contest open with three fourth-quarter touchdowns in a season opening 34-7 victory. For the first three quarters and well into the fourth, the Comanches
    Fri Aug 29, 2014
  • Edison scores early, often in rout BY JOHNNY NAVARRETTE
    HUNTINGTON BEACH - Edison scored four touchdowns on six plays in the first quarter and rolled to a 51-6 victory over Centennial of Compton in a nonleague game Friday night at Huntington Beach High. The Chargers (2-0), who opened their season last week with a 49-10 victory over Baldwin in Hawaii, scored touchdowns on its first three plays
    Fri Aug 29, 2014
  • Atkinson, Sardo carry load for Crean Lutheran BY MATTHEW JAMES
    IRVINE – Tanner Atkinson rushed for 146 yards and a touchdown as he led Crean Lutheran to victory over the California Military Academy, 57-18, in a nonleague game Friday afternoon at Crean Lutheran High. The Saints (1-0) started the scoring early when quarterback Paul Sardo made it into the end zone on 6-yard run just two minutes i
    Fri Aug 29, 2014
  • Quick strikes lifts Rancho Alamitos past Loara BY DAVID DELGADO
    GARDEN GROVE – Nick Brown led a scintillating aerial attack as Rancho Alamitos used a big first quarter as a spark in a 34-18 win over Loara in a nonleague season opener Friday night at Bolsa Grande High. Brown, who finished with 326 passing yards, threw three touchdown passes to three different receivers before the first quarter w
    Fri Aug 29, 2014
  • Santa Ana Valley too much for Segerstrom BY TIM BURT
    SANTA ANA – Santa Ana Valley struck early Friday night in a season-opening game against Segerstrom. On the game’s second play from scrimmage, quarterback Edgar Astorga threw a pass to tight end Fernando Parada, who scampered 78 yards for a touchdown. The Falcons were pretty much in control the rest of the way, defeati
    Fri Aug 29, 2014
  • Dixon's 5 TDs, 2 interceptions power Sunny Hills BY BRIAN REED-BAIOTTO
    DOWNEY – Sunny Hills junior Malcolm Dixon started his first game at quarterback for a program that had lost seven consecutive games to end the 2013 season. Dixon, though, turned that around in one night with five rushing touchdowns, as well as picking off two passes on defense, to lead Sunny Hills to a 42-28 victory over Pioneer on
    Fri Aug 29, 2014