La Habra (11-1) vs. Villa Park (12-0)
Where, when: La Habra High, 7 p.m.
Live coverage: CASportsZone online radio (www.casportszone.com)
Outlook: Villa Park remained perfect on the season with its win over Valencia a week ago, slowing down the Tigers&rsq
WEST VALLEY DIVISION
Mission Viejo (12-0) vs. Chino Hills (10-2)
Where, when: Chino Hills, 7:30 p.m.
Live coverage: nfhsnetwork.com
Outlook: The top-seeded defending champion Diablos face a fourth-seeded Huskies team that beat fellow West Valley semifinalist Rancho Cucamonga, 24-
EAST VALLEY DIVISION
Brethren Christian (11-1) vs. Grace Brethren (12-0)
Where, when: Ocean View High, 7 p.m.
Outlook: Warriors running back Jordan Leonard continues to tear defenses apart in what’s becoming a historic junior campaign. Leonard ran for 206 yards on 20 carri
PAC-5 DIVISION Centennial of Corona (12-0) vs. Mater Dei (10-2) Where, when: Santa Ana Stadium, 7:30 p.m. Live coverage: Fox Sports West Outlook: Defending division champion and top-seeded Centennial has made it look easy in these playoffs. The Huskies defeated Chaminade of West Hill
Steve Fryer, Dan Albano, and Jonathan Khamis discuss the second round of the CIF-SS playoffs. Also, long time Los Alamitos head coach John Barnes retires, and who is No. 1 in the county this week: Mission Viejo or Mater Dei? Video by Jonathan Khamis, OCVarsity.com.
FRIDAY’S CIF-SS FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS SEMIFINALS SOUTHERN DIVISION Garden Grove (10-2) vs. Brea Olinda (7-5) Where, when: Garden Grove High, 7 p.m. Outlook: These teams met in the second round of the playoffs last year with the Argonauts winning, 21-18. Garden Grove is coming off
Steve Fryer, Dan Albano, and Jonathan Khamis preview the semifinals of the CIF-SS playoffs. Can Mater Dei take down mighty Centennial? Will Mission Viejo advance to the finals again? Who makes it out of the Southwest? Video by Jonathan Khamis, OCVarsity.com.
Saddleback Valley Christian football has visited this emotional ledge before.
So has its 26-year-old, first-year head coach.
This week’s CIF-SS semifinals pack plenty of challenges, but the Warriors and Coach Brendan Chambers are armed with more experience than one might guess.
SVC (12-0) will attempt to win
It would not feel right if Garden Grove wasn’t playing in the CIF-SS football semifinals this week.
For the fourth year in a row, and for the sixth time in seven seasons, Garden Grove has advanced to a semifinal. Garde
A weekly poll of O.C. media members:
1. Mater Dei (10-2, 95 poll points)
Monarchs return to top of poll after getting late defensive touchdown and clutch two-point conversion to beat Serra of Gardena, 28-27, i
He amassed 361 total yards in the Highlanders’ 42-14 win over Laguna Hills in a CIF-Southern Section Southwest Division second-round playoff game. Barriere had a season-high 114 rushing yards. In the second
The senior cornerback racked up 13 total tackles and three pass knock downs, one of which led to an interception, to help the Spartans defeat previously undefeated Valencia, 28-15, in the second round of the CIF So
ORANGE - Canyon beat up on mistake-prone Katella, 61-21, in the second round of the CIF-SS Southern Division football playoffs Saturday at El Modena High.
The Comanches (7-5) put the lights out on the Knights’ season with a display of superb passing by quarterback Jason Harman, tough running by Charlie Treanor and a s
It’s called “home-field advantage.”
Mater Dei might need every advantage it can get.
The Monarchs play top-seeded, undefeated and defending champion Centennial of Corona in the CIF-SS Pac-5 Division semifinals next Friday.
It is Mater Dei’s home game, thanks to a coin flip.
When two teams m
GARDENA – Trust comes when the coaching staff has what it is believed to be the perfect game-winning 2-point conversion play ready with a spot in the CIF-SS Pac-5 semifinals at stake.
True elation arrives when that play, in this case a pass from JT Daniels to Curtis Robinson, works to perfection and the defense forces a clutch thre
MISSION VIEJO – An undefeated Mission Viejo football team had rarely been challenged over the course of this season. But in the second round Friday night, there was a hush from the hometown crowd as the top-ranked Diablos entered the halftime locker room behind. The Diablos got the running game going in the second half, howev
ORANGE – Villa Park’s football team just did something it had not done since the 1960s.
The Spartans hope they can do something they have not done since the 1970s.
The Spartans beat Valencia, 28-15, in a
Check out our photos from Friday night's high school football playoffs games. County teams were playing in the second round of the CIF-SS playoffs, and there was a lot of great action on the field and excitement in the stands.
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OCVarsity's preview of the CIF-SS football playoff game Saturday.
CIF-SS FOOTBALL PLAYOFF GAME
Canyon (6-5) vs. Katella (11-0)
Where, when: El Modena HS, 7 p.m.
Outlook: The remarkable season for Katella continues after its 49-15 first-round vict
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COSTA MESA – There is no blueprint to beating Centennial of Corona. There’s no instruction manual, no help line, and opposing teams can’t adjust sliders or lower the game’s difficulty setting before kickoff.
How well these Huskies are playing right now, heck, not even a cheat code would help much.