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
Barry Turner, who coached the Foothill boys soccer team for 23 years, died at his home on Thursday with his wife, Leanne, by his side, ending his 31/2-year battle with ALS. He was 49.
He first started feeling the effects of the disease in January 2011, when he lost the use of his left arm.
But as the season went on,
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
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
SAN CLEMENTE – If one wants to experience an entertaining side of the Hamming’s sibling rivalry, ask the San Clemente water polo triplets how they share a car when it comes to their conflicting work schedules.
Good-natured banter follows and their different personalities quickly surface.
In a high-pitched voice, Mi
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."
The numbers are impressive. A 34-match regular-season winning streak. Two CIF-SS regional tournament triumphs. Four consecutive Trinity League championships.
During the past few seasons the Mater Dei girls golf team has become one of the best in California. One thing, though, is preventing the Monarchs from joining the truly elite progra
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
From blue-chip recruits to sons of former NFL stars to small-school giants, Orange County remains a fertile breeding ground for high school football talent.
Based on statistics, coaches’ input, recruiting and hours of watching video highlights, we have compiled this year’s Hot 150, a list of the players to watch for in 2014.
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
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
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
Depending on the fan, preseason football rankings are “fantastic” or “meaningless” or somewhere in between. But it’s fairly safe to say that nearly everyone loves to check them out.
Who’s No. 1 is one of the biggest questions each preseason. It’s all part of the buildup and excitement over the ne
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
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
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 h
The CIF-Southern Section preseason football rankings were released Thursday, and four Orange County teams are ranked No. 1 in their division.
Here are the rankings:
PAC?5 DIVISIONRANK SCHOOL 2013 record1. St. John Bosco 16-02. Mater Dei 11-33. Alemany 10-34. Serra 13-15. Servite 6
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
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?)
Here is everything you need to know about the Orange County high school football scene for 2014.
We have our Hot 150 - a look at the top players in the county.
We have our OCVarsity Top 25, a countdown of the top teams in the county.
We have detailed previews of every league - with predictions on the league races and the