GARDEN GROVE – Pacifica felt underappreciated by CIF pollsters going into its game against CIF-ranked Westminster on Friday.
After a dominating performance, the Mariners should be getting more attention in the Southwest Divi
TUSTIN – Just when it looked like Foothill might stage a second-half comeback, Canyon came through with a big fourth quarter to earn a 31-17 nonleague victory in a battle of Century Conference opponents Friday night at Tustin.
Canyon (3-2) sealed the victory over the Knights with two touchdowns in the final 5:14.
MISSION VIEJO – As if it weren’t appealing enough already, the South Coast League race just got that much more interesting Friday night.
With Mission Viejo, San Juan Hills and Tesoro all ranked in the county’s most recent top-10 poll, it was unranked El Toro who made the greatest impression of the group in its final pre
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LAGUNA HILLS – While having one clear-cut feature running back is always nice, having two complementary backs sharing the workload can ease a coach’s mind.
Valencia coach Mike Marrujo has that luxury with Jahquon Speed and Darren Sandoval and he put it to good use as the Tigers earned a workmanlike 35-0 w
ALISO VIEJO – Sonora coach Paul Chiotti said before the game he had a hunch Friday’s game would be for the offenses.
He was right and then some, but fortunately for Chiotti, it was his offense that found its way into the end zone with the game on the line.
After allowing the go-ahead score with 2:14 left, Sonor
SANTA ANA – The Killer Bees. That’s what they’re called, the Briseno brothers of Santa Ana High. It’s a nice nickname, though not entirely fitting, for bees strike only once, which is certainly not the case when discussing this duo.
Jonathan Briseno, the quarterback, struck five times and brother Jorge
MISSION VIEJO – In a matchup of two winless teams, something had to give, and on Friday night it was Los Amigos’ defense. Trabuco Hills quarterback Cooper Uhl tossed three touchdown passes, and running backs Chad Crosbie and Colby Rooker each added two more as the Mustangs defeated the Lobos, 56-16, at Tra
BUENA PARK – After a bye week following its dramatic double-overtime victory over Esperanza, Buena Park continued its winning ways with a dominating 55-6 nonleague victory over Western on Friday night in front of a homecoming crowd at Buena Park High.
Zach Taylor threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score, and Elija
ORANGE – After scraping by on a late field goal last week, no one on Villa Park’s football team would be likely to tell you that its undefeated season has been perfect.
But Friday night’s effort might have been as close to perfection as the Spartans can get.
Nick Sipe led Villa Park’s high-octane at
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – Saddleback Valley Christian’s homecoming provided a superhero-themed halftime show and a frenetic football show Friday night.
SVC and Calvary Chapel put on an offensive showcase in the first half before SVC pulled away for a 55-27 nonleague win at San Juan Hills High.
Calvary Chapel’s openi
WHITTIER – St. Margaret’s undefeated record remained intact Friday night with a 49-22 road win over Whittier Christian at Whittier College in a nonleague game.
St. Margaret’s (5-0) had 25 players dressed for the game, but the small crew was able to keep pace with the Heralds (3-3) in a fast-paced game in which both team
NEWPORT BEACH – Whether it was David Arredondo with his arm or Omar Morrison with his legs, Newport Harbor didn’t have an answer for a powerful Mira Costa of Manhattan Beach offense.
Arredondo and Morrison accounted for 316 yards and five touchdowns as Mira Costa handed the Sailors their third straight loss, 35-
FULLERTON – Troy used its powerful and diverse running attack to pick up a much-needed victory over Irvine, 42-14, on Friday night at Fullerton High.
The Warriors (3-2), coming off a loss to Valencia, scored 26 points in the first quarter and went on to beat the Vaqueros (3-2) for a boost before starting league play next week.
IRVINE – University improved to 5-0, its best start to a season since 2007, with a 49-14 nonleague win over Sage Hill on Friday at University High. The Trojans took advantage of a few key Sage Hill mistakes and got two touchdowns each from Matt Abellaneda, Michael Jung and Sam Winder in the victory.
YORBA LINDA – The nonleague contest between host Esperanza and Brea Olinda on Friday featured plenty of momentum swings, but the Wildcats won the final battle.
In a game that needed to go to overtime to decide, Michael Martinson’s 25-yard touchdown run on the first play of the extra period gave the Wildcats a 28-21 vic
EASTVALE – Garden Grove allowed Roosevelt to drive 80 yards for a score on the first possession of the game and the Mustangs never trailed in a 42-21 nonleague victory over the injury-plagued Argonauts on Friday night.
Garden Grove (3-2) answered on the ensuing drive when Milak Bilal caught a 32-yard touchdown pass from D
HUNTINGTON BEACH – Fountain Valley started the season 0-2, but the Barons will take some serious momentum into Sunset League play next week.
Fountain Valley won its third straight Friday night with a diverse 38-18 decision over San Diego Mira Mesa at Huntington Beach High. Barons quarterback Chad Olberding had another nice n
ANAHEIM – Cypress needed just four plays to drive 67 yards for the winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter, defeating Dana Hills, 29-26, in a nonleague contest Friday night at Western High.
The Centurions (2-3) took possession with 5:08 remaining. Quarterback Alex Ashcraft connected with tight end Tyler Hansen fo
ANAHEIM – To Angel Roberts, they’re a little insulting, those football cliches “first-half team” and “second-half team.”
So Savanna’s two-way standout came up with his own Friday night: “Every-half team.”
It was his description of how the Rebels were able to outmuscle S
SANTA ANA – Bryan Ibarra totaled 227 yards of offense and was responsible for four touchdowns Friday night, leading dominant Godinez to a 34-13 victory over Anaheim at Segerstrom High.
The junior quarterback ran for 109 yards and two scores and completed four passes for another 118 yards and two long touchdowns as the Grizzl