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  • Valencia continues quest to rule Empire BY DAVID DELGADO
    ANAHEIM – The Valencia Tigers certainly looked the part of Empire League favorite in their dominating, 44-7 win over Western Saturday night. The Tigers, who rushed for 270 yards, made quick work of the Pioneers by establishing a punishing ground game from the start. Strong offensive line play was the catalyst for everything
    Sat Oct 18, 2014
  • SVC cruises past Webb BY BRIAN REED-BAIOTTO
    CLAREMONT- The perfect season continued Saturday afternoon for Saddleback Valley Christian after the Warriors grounded out a 26-3 San Joaquin League victory at The Webb Schools. Saddleback Valley (7-0 overall, 2-0 in league) allowed a 22-yard Daniel Crisostomo field goal just five minutes into the game, but that was all the Gauls' (4-3,
    Sat Oct 18, 2014
  • Football: Week 7 stat leaders By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Here are this week's stats leaders for Week 7 (through Friday's games): RUSHING 1. Jacob Fimbres, Sonora 37 carries, 280 yards, 3 TDs 2. Marcus Loudon, Buena Park 11 carries, 271 yards, 6 TDs 3. Jameyson Mowdy, Katella 32 carries, 257 yards, 1 TD 4. Os
    Sat Oct 18, 2014
  • No. 1 Mater Dei wins battle with No. 2 Servite BY STEVE FRYER
    CERRITOS – Last week, Mater Dei lost three turnovers and lost to St. John Bosco. This week, three more lost turnovers but a different outcome against Servite. Mater Dei, thanks in large part to a vigorous running game, survived its mistakes to beat Servite, 20-17, Friday in a Trinity League game - and for the third consecut
    Sat Oct 18, 2014
  • Valencia looks like a champion in victory By DAVID DELGADO
    ANAHEIM - Valencia  looked every bit of the Empire League favorite in Saturday's dominating 44-7 victory against Western. The Tigers, who rushed for 270 yards, made quick work of the Pioneers by establishing a punishing ground game from the start that had Western on its heels for most of th
    Sat Oct 18, 2014
  • Friday's game stories, scores, photos and more
     This is the place to find all of OCVarsity's game stories, scores, photos, video and more from the Week 7 football games on Friday night: Johnson, Mission Viejo stun No. 6 Tesoro
    Sat Oct 18, 2014
  • All of Friday's football scores
    Scores from the Week 7 football games on Friday night: CIF-SOUTHERN SECTION ACADEMY LEAGUESt. Margaret's 38, Brethren Christian 28ALMONT LEAGUEBell Gardens 36, Alhambra 7Montebello 23, Keppel 0Schurr 55, San Gabriel 0AMBASSADOR LEAGUEArrowhead Chris
    Sat Oct 18, 2014
  • Johnson, Mission Viejo stun No. 6 Tesoro BY DAN ALBANO
    LAS FLORES – Orange County football fans have witnessed plenty of dramatics over the years from quarterbacks named Johnson playing for their father, Coach Bob Johnson. On Friday night, the crowd at Tesoro saw another Johnson quarterback – wearing No. 11 like his predecessors – produce another powerful finish. Qu
    Fri Oct 17, 2014
  • Live football updates tonight on Twitter
    OCVarsity will have score and game updates from all of tonight's Orange County high school football games. Fans can keep track of their favorite team along with the rest of the games through OCVarsity's Twitter feed (@OCVarsity). You can follow along by searching Twiter for the hash tag
    Fri Oct 17, 2014
  • Live game updates tonight on Twitter
    OCVarsity will have score and game updates from all of tonight's Orange County high school football games. Fans can keep track of their favorite team along with the rest of the games through OCVarsity's Twitter feed (@OCVarsity). You can follow along by searching Twiter for the hash tag
    Fri Oct 17, 2014
  • JSerra falls short in epic battle with St. John Bosco BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    COSTA MESA – At the end of the day, someone inevitably had to lose Friday night’s epic back-and-forth game between JSerra and St. John Bosco. While the Lions will be credited with the loss, there’s no doubting this JSerra team is one of the best teams in not only the Pac-5 Division, but the state. St. John Bosco
    Fri Oct 17, 2014
  • Costello, Santa Margarita win with wild ending BY JEREMY BALAN
    MISSION VIEJO – As many times as KJ Costello threw the ball against Orange Lutheran on Friday night, when the game was on the line, he used his legs. Santa Margarita’s 6-foot-5 junior quarterback isn’t the fleetest of foot, but trailing by six points and facing fourth down with 18 seconds remaining, he rolled rig
    Fri Oct 17, 2014
  • OCVarsity Fandemonium: Week 7
    Click through the slideshow to see photos of O.C. football fans cheering on their teams on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.
    Fri Oct 17, 2014
  • SI picks McMorris as its first Athlete of the Month BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    SANTA ANA Standing amidst an adrenalized sea of scarlet-and-gray swathed students, Chris Stone – the managing editor of Sports Illustrated – addressed the Mater Dei student body, asking the 1,000-plus in attendance to guess how many athletes had been recognized in the magazine’s storied “Faces in the Crowd” s
    Fri Oct 17, 2014
  • Locher helps Los Alamitos lower the boom BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    LONG BEACH – Los Alamitos football coach John Barnes believes recruiting interest in Matt Locher will pick up in the coming weeks. If the senior linebacker continues to perform as he did Friday night, then Barnes might be onto something. Aside from his duties in the middle of the ninth-ranked Griffins defense,
    Fri Oct 17, 2014
  • Rally helps St. Margaret's stay perfect BY ANDREW TURNER
    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – St. Margaret’s defense had been stingy to say the least, having held foes to just 7.8 points per game going into Friday night’s Academy League showdown with Brethren Christian. Faced with the most potent offense it had seen all season, St. Margaret’s was unforgiving in the second half and ral
    Fri Oct 17, 2014
  • Becerra, Troy show their poise to edge Sonora BY BRIAN WHITEHEAD
    FULLERTON – Thomas Becerra first looked for Dominic Vaccher. He wasn’t open. Becerra then looked for his receiver in the flat. He was covered, too. Troy was chasing three points with less than 30 seconds remaining, and neither Becerra’s first nor second options were open. Thirteen yards fro
    Fri Oct 17, 2014
  • Pounds ignites Cypress rout of Tustin BY DAN ARRITT
    ANAHEIM – What began as a scintillating matchup between two of the best athletes in the Empire League turned one-sided in the second half Friday night, as Quinten Pounds of Cypress set the Centurions on course for a 41-21 win over Tustin at Western High. Pounds ignited the Centurions with a rushing TD and two interceptions i
    Fri Oct 17, 2014
  • Edison understudy stars vs. rival Huntington Beach BY MICHAEL KATZ
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – Though it’s his brother at Mater Dei that normally gets the headlines these days, Edison’s Grant Lowary finally got his moment Friday night. After replacing an injured Matt Gane in the second quarter, Lowary threw for 183 yards and a touchdown and led the Chargers past Huntington Beach,
    Fri Oct 17, 2014
  • El Toro races to 74-56 win over San Juan Hills BY NATHAN PERCY
    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – For three quarters, San Juan Hills kept pace with El Toro offensively. But the Chargers forced a key punt by the Stallions with 8:55 remaining and ran it out for a wild 74-56 South Coast League win Friday at San Juan Hills High. El Toro quarterback Trey Tinsley completed 23 of 34 passes for 346 yards an
    Fri Oct 17, 2014
  • Trabuco Hills' Thompson scores 4 TDs on Aliso Niguel BY MARK GARCIA
    MISSION VIEJO – Trabuco Hills scored on each of its first five possessions en route to a 56-14 Sea View League rout of Aliso Niguel on Friday night at Trabuco Hills High. The Mustangs (4-3, 1-0) erupted for 433 yards of offense and scored via the run, pass, special teams and defense on Homecoming Night. Senior Noah Thompson
    Fri Oct 17, 2014
  • Offense clicks as La Habra cruises past Fullerton BY TOM CONNOLLY
    LA HABRA – Despite losing three nonleague games, La Habra proved it could still move the ball and score against worthy opponents on Friday night. The Highlanders showcased their powerful offense as they cruised to a 42-7 Freeway League victory over Fullerton at La Habra High. La Habra (4-3, 2-0) won its third consecutive ga
    Fri Oct 17, 2014
  • Canyon enjoys thrill of victory over Yorba Linda BY LOU PONSI
    ORANGE – Canyon has become all too familiar with the feeling of disappointment this season. Those negative feelings were wiped away Friday night after Jason Harmon’s 23-yard touchdown pass to Noah White with three seconds left in the game gave the Comanches a 28-21 nonleague victory over Yorba Linda The victory at Fre
    Fri Oct 17, 2014
  • New faces provide spark, lift Villa Park past Brea Olinda BY PATRICK KINMARTIN
    BREA – Behind all the new energy for Villa Park, there are problems that need tending to. Friday night’s 38-18 away win over Brea Olinda displayed so. There was clearly more confidence from the added dose of athleticism provided by players who recently became eligible after transferring from other schools. The
    Fri Oct 17, 2014
  • Beckman's big third quarter sinks University BY ZACH CAVANAGH
    IRVINE – Homecoming night didn’t go as planned at University High on Friday. Visiting Beckman scored 21 consecutive points in the third quarter to pull away for a 40-10 Pacific Coast League victory over University. Trailing 19-0 at halftime, University (3-4, 0-2) scored on its first drive of the second half when Wesle
    Fri Oct 17, 2014