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2014 Boys Football Archive Stories

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  • Valerio gives Beckman a leg up on most teams BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Beckman coach Glen Fisher believes Sebastian Valerio has the potential to be one of the best football players on the Patriots roster. “He’s one of the most athletic kids on the team,” Fisher explained. “He’d be a great receiver. He’s strong and has some great football attributes.”
    Mon Sep 29, 2014
  • Fryer on football: CdM streak ends right way BY STEVE FRYER
    Corona del Mar’s 30-game winning streak ended in the most noble of ways. Sea Kings coach Scott Meyer lined up a challenging nonleague schedule that put his team to the test. No Trinity League schools are on Corona del Mar’s nonleague schedule, but, hey, most of the larger public school programs don’t pursue playi
    Mon Sep 29, 2014
  • O.C. Top 10 for Week 5: Mater Dei leads the way BY STEVE FRYER
    O.C. FOOTBALL TOP 10 1. Mater Dei, 4-0 (100 poll points): Monarchs’ offensive line had its best outing in 34-12 win over Edison. This week: at We
    Mon Sep 29, 2014
  • SoCal Varsity Top 20 for Week 5 BY DAN ALBANO
    St. John Bosco and Mater Dei are on a collision course on the field. And in the SoCal Varsity Top 20 poll, their paths also are getting closer. For the first time this season, the Braves aren't the unanimous No. 1 team, and the new support for the top spot went to Mater Dei. St. John Bosco (3-1) suffered its first loss of the sea
    Mon Sep 29, 2014
  • Offensive player of the week: Carlos Martin, La Habra BY STEVE FRYER
    Carlos Martin La Habra High School He rushed for 429 yards and four touchdowns on 31 carries in the Highlanders’ 55-48 win over Colony of Ontario. Colony was ranked No. 1 in the CIF-Southern Section Central Division at the time.
    Mon Sep 29, 2014
  • Defensive player of the week: Tristan Kafentzis, Tesoro BY DAN ALBANO
    Tristan Kafentzis Tesoro The hard-hitting safety racked up 14 total tackles, including one for a loss, and recovered a fumble to help the Titans snap Corona del Mar’s state-leading 30-game winning streak with a 28-14 victory. The seni
    Mon Sep 29, 2014
  • CIF-SS football rankings for Week 5
    The updated CIF-SS football rankings that were released Monday (Sept. 29): PAC-5 DIVISION1. St. John Bosco2. Mater Dei3. Alemany4. Centennial/Corona5. Long Beach Poly6. JSerra7. Chaminade8. Servite9. Westlake10. Santa MargaritaOthers: Serra, Orange Lut
    Mon Sep 29, 2014
  • OCVarsity Gridiron: This week in O.C. football
    OCVarsity's Steve Fryer, Dan Albano and Jonathan Khamis discuss Week 5 of the football season, including a preview of Tesoro vs. San Clemente, which shapes up as a battle of the top two public schools in the county. Video by Jonathan Khamis, OCVarsity.com.
    Mon Sep 29, 2014
  • De La Salle runs away from Servite BY CHACE BRYSON
    CONCORD – After going toe-to-toe with state power De La Salle for a little more than a half, a costly turnover began a nightmarish final 17 minutes for visiting Servite in a 47-24 loss Saturday. The Friars trailed, 27-17, with 5:15 left in the third quarter, when Travis Waller was intercepted on a deep seam route. The Sparta
    Sat Sep 27, 2014
  • Football: Week 4 stat leaders BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Here are the stat leaders from the action from Week 4. RUSHING 1. Carlos Martin, La Habra 31 carries, 429 yards, 4 tds 2. Edward Vander, JSerra 16 carries, 231 yards, 6 tds 3. Moby Contreras, Los Amigos 28 carries, 209 yards, 2 tds 4. Joshua Hill, Full
    Sat Sep 27, 2014
  • Brethren Christian proves to be ultimate Warriors BY DAVID DELGADO
    HUNTINGTON BEACH - Saturday night’s contest at Ocean View High featured a pair of teams both nicknamed Warriors. Brethren Christian (4-1) showed why they took rightful ownership of that mascot’s title on this evening with a 49-26 victory over their namesake. Conner Miller threw for 335 yards and accounted for s
    Sat Sep 27, 2014
  • All of Friday's football stories and photos By STEVE FRYER
    Friday night's high school football action produced some huge performances, wild finishes and big upsets. The nonleague games continued to set the stage for what promises to be an exciting league season. Click on the links below to find game stories and photos, or
    Sat Sep 27, 2014
  • OCVarsity Fandemonium: Week 4
    Click through the slideshow to see photos of O.C. football fans cheering on their teams at Week 4 games.
    Fri Sep 26, 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 Sep 26, 2014
  • Football: Hot 150 studs, snubs after Week 3 BY DAN ALBANO
    Here's my weekly review of The Register's annual Hot 150 list of football players to watch this season. The "studs" are ranked players who
    Fri Sep 26, 2014
  • OCVarsity's Friday Pregame Madness: Week 4 By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    We’re back for another week of fun across the county. Will there be any upsets? Who will be the surprise team or player this week? Here is this week’s OCVarsity Pregame Madness for Week 4.  MY WEEKLY TOP 10 VOTE 1. Mater Dei; 2. Servite; 3. JSerra; 4. Sa
    Fri Sep 26, 2014
  • La Habra's Martin runs for 429 yards, five TDs BY TOM CONNOLLY
    LA HABRA – Carlos Martin scored a career-high five touchdowns and rushed for 429 yards on 31 carries, but La Habra had to rally late before knocking off a stubborn Ontario Colony team, 55-48, in a nonleague game Friday night at La Habra High. The Highlanders’ senior running back rushed for a pair of first-quarter touchdowns o
    Fri Sep 26, 2014
  • Tesoro ends Corona del Mar's 30-game streak BY DAN ALBANO
    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA – Tesoro was determined not to let Corona del Mar’s magical number grow Friday night. Titans coach Matt Poston told his players about the Sea Kings’ 30-game winning streak – the longest active streak in the state – and Tesoro attacked it with defense, the dual-threat abilities o
    Fri Sep 26, 2014
  • Mater Dei defense stifles Edison BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    COSTA MESA – Mater Dei’s defense had Dave White’s stamp of approval well before kickoff. “They’re phenomenal,” the longtime Edison coach said during pregame warmups. “As good as I’ve seen.” While White’s initial compliments stemmed from hours of film study, a frightening
    Fri Sep 26, 2014
  • Darnold's four TDs spark San Clemente's victory BY STEVE FRYER
    NEWPORT BEACH – Sam Darnold is not perfect. He threw an interception. But Darnold was darned close to perfection otherwise. He passed for 295 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 63 yards and a touchdown to lead San Clemente to a 47-24 win over Newport Harbor in a nonleague game Friday night at Newport Harbor Hi
    Fri Sep 26, 2014
  • El Toro, Tinsley rally past Trabuco Hills BY JEREMY BALAN
    LAKE FOREST – For three quarters against visiting Trabuco Hills on Friday night, El Toro seemed intent on making every possible mistake on a football field. Three interceptions, a lost fumble, a blocked punt, a blocked field goal, multiple turnovers on downs – they were all in the mix. All that didn’t matter, be
    Fri Sep 26, 2014
  • Orange Lutheran runs away in win BY BRIAN HAAS
    MURRIETA – Patrick Reardon found the end zone three times Friday night as Orange Lutheran defeated Vista Murrieta in blowout fashion, 37-3. Reardon carried the ball 14 times for 152 yards in the win. It was the second-largest home loss in Vista Murrieta history. “This was a great win to go into league o
    Fri Sep 26, 2014
  • Yorba Linda takes its picks, beats El Dorado BY LOU PONSI
    YORBA LINDA – A couple of clutch interceptions, including one by Yorba Linda’s Michael Mossett in the final minute of the game, were the difference in the Mustangs’ 14-9 victory over El Dorado in a nonleague game Friday at Yorba Linda High. Trailing by 5, The Golden Hawks started their final drive on their own 20 with t
    Fri Sep 26, 2014
  • Troy win sealed with kick BY BRIAN WHITEHEAD
    FULLERTON – Young Troy fans flooded Fullerton High’s football field following their school’s “Romecoming” game, and began mimicking senior Zach Johnson. Johnson isn’t Troy’s quarterback. He isn’t a receiver, running back or linebacker, either. He is Troy’s kicker, and t
    Fri Sep 26, 2014
  • Estancia deals University first loss BY BRENT SHAVER
    IRVINE – For the second game in a row, Estancia put up 35 points. This week it was enough, as the Eagles pulled away for a 35-10 victory over previously unbeaten University on Friday night at University. Estancia, which lost to Irvine, 48-35, a week ago, leveled its record at 2-2. “We were clicking tonight,&rd
    Fri Sep 26, 2014