Here is Steve Fryer's rankings of the Top 25 football teams in Orange County for Week 1:
FRYER'S TOP 25
1. Mater Dei (1-0)
2. Servite (0-1)
3. Santa Margarita (1-0)
4. Orange Lutheran (1-0)
5. JSerra (1-0)
6. Mission Viejo (0-1)
7. Los Alamitos (0-0)
8. Corona del Mar
Every local league had at least one school in action last week with the exception of the newly formed Crestview League, one of the two leagues that make up the eight-school Century Conference.
Comprised of Villa Park, Foothill, Esperanza and Yorba Linda, only Espernza missed the postseason in 2013.
“I think our league is re
Edison, the only county team that is 2-0, has outscored its opponents by a cumulative 100-16.
The Chargers scored four touchdowns on six plays in the first quarter of last week’s 51-6 win over Centennial of Compton. Centennial is not the best team Edison will play in nonleague games. Nor was Baldwin of Hawaii, which the Chargers be
The Trinity League’s five Orange County teams occupy the top five positions in this week’s Register Media Poll for Week 1 of the season.
Servite was No. 1 in the county preseason top 25. The Friars lost to national No. 1 Bishop Gorman on Friday and dropped to No. 2 this week.
Mater Dei moved up to No. 1 after an impressive 38-18
Costello set a school single-game record for completions in the Eagles’ 26-21 win against Bishop Amat of La Puente. He completed 27 of 43 passes for 308 yards and two touchdowns. Santa Margarita has had some excellent quarterbacks in the past, including Carson Palmer, Mark
HUGH CRANCE Corona del Mar The senior safety/outside linebacker had two interceptions and five total tackles to help beat La Costa Canyon of Carlsbad, 38-0, in San Diego to extend its state-leading winning streak to 27 games. “Hugh played a great game,” Corona del Mar coach Scott Meyer said. “
Here is the updated SoCal Varsity Top 20 poll for Week 1 of the football season.
For those who aren't familiar yet with our new poll, here is a recap: Reporters for the Orange County Register, Riverside Press-Enterprise and Los Angeles Register are voting each week on the top teams in the region (not including Ventura and San Diego count
Mission Viejo sophomore receiver Keyshawn Johnson Jr., the son of former USC and NFL standout Keyshawn Johnson, announced Monday evening he will transfer from Mission Viejo.
"I will be transferring from Mission Viejo for academic reasons," Johnson Jr. tweeted. "I don't know where I'm going yet but somewhere to better myself."
Here is a look at the action from Week 0, according to the numbers:
4 – Number of different Mater Dei players to score rushing touchdowns in Saturday’s 38-18 victory over Centennial of Corona. 266 – Rushing yards gained by the Monarchs in the victory. 28 – Consecutive p
MISSION VIEJO – If Mater Dei’s season opener Saturday night was a preview, the sum of the Monarchs’ parts will be their strength.
The numbers added up nicely for No.2 Mater Dei as it handled Southern California rival Centennial of Corona, 38-18, at the Mission Viejo Classic at Mission Viejo High.
Instead of rely
NORWALK - Servite hung with 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 &nd
YORBA LINDA – Of the 21 players listed on Fairmont Prep’s roster, just over half suited up for their first varsity football game on Saturday evening.
For Huskies coach Fred Romo, playing experience is not a luxury he or his fellow coaches can count on year in and year out.
Fortunately for Fairmont, the players
Here are the top rushing, receiving and passing leaders from Week 0. If you should be on the list, email me your stats to email@example.com.
The list will be updated throughout the weekend.
A final list will run in Tuesday's paper.
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
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
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
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
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
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).
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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?)
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
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