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 &
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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