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  • Football recruiting: Servite sophomore offered by Notre Dame, Dennis narrows BY DAN ALBANO
    Servite junior-to-be wide receiver Osiris St. Brown (6-1, 178) announced on his Twitter handle Tuesday night that he has been offered by Notre Dame. The sophomore has racked up several offers but th
    Tue Jan 27, 2015
  • CIF-SS to decide if it will support expanding state football playoffs By STEVE FRYER
    The CIF-Southern Section Council meets Wednesday to vote on a proposal that would expand the number of teams participating in the state football championships. The proposal would allow all division championships in all 10 CIF sections to advance to the state playoffs. All 13 teams that win CIF-Southern Section championships would be elig
    Tue Jan 27, 2015
  • Football recruiting: CdM's Carter picks Georgetown BY DAN ALBANO
    Corona del Mar defensive lineman Harrison Carter (6-3, 230) has committed to Georgetown, Sea Kings football coach Scott Meyer reports. Georgetown finished last in the FCS Patriot League
    Tue Jan 27, 2015
  • Tell OCVarsity about your Signing Day event
    OCVarsity is getting ready to cover National Signing Day on Feb. 4, and we're looking for information about the ceremonies and events that will be held that day at the Orange County schools. If your school is planning an event, please send the details to preps@ocregister.com. (We'd like to know the where and when for the event, and the n
    Mon Jan 26, 2015
  • Football: Orange Lutheran to play De La Salle, Los Al-La Habra renew BY DAN ALBANO
    Orange Lutheran's football team will play one of the most competitive schedules in 2015, highlighted by a game against reigning CIF state open division champion De La Salle of Concord. Lancers football coa
    Mon Jan 26, 2015
  • All-star game turns into classic mismatch BY DAN ALBANO
    CORONA – The allure of pitting Orange County and the Inland Empire in an inaugural all-star football game filled Corona High on Saturday night. But a tightly contested game didn’t follow. USC commit Ykili Ross of Riverside Poly scored three touchdowns as the Inland Empire defeated Orange County, 69-16, in the f
    Sat Jan 24, 2015
  • Football: Stats, scoring from O.C.-I.E. All-Star Classic BY DAN ALBANO
    O.C. vs. I.E. All-Star Classic INLAND EMPIRE 69, ORANGE COUNTY 16 Orange County 10 0 0 6 -- 16 Inland Empire 14 24 17 14 -- 69 IE – Bixler 41 pass from Ketteringham (Moreira kick) OC -- FG Hernandez 42 IE -- Ross 12 pass from Drachslin (Moreira kick) OC &nd
    Sat Jan 24, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Los Alamitos' Brantley commits BY DAN ALBANO
    Los Alamitos running back/linebacker Denzal Brantley has committed to Idaho, the Griffins football program reports. Brantley rushed for 1,036 yards this past season for the Sunset League champi
    Sat Jan 24, 2015
  • Players motivated for O.C. vs. I.E. All-Star Classic BY DAN ALBANO
    LAGUNA HILLS – Some are fueled by painful memories from the fall. Others hope for one last, successful audition in front of college scouts. Others seek the enjoyment of another game under the lights or the allure of a new rivalry. The county team for Saturday night’s inaugural Orange County vs. Inland Empire A
    Fri Jan 23, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Updated O.C. commitments list BY DAN ALBANO
    Orange County’s top football recruits for 2015 Rankings by Dan Albano TOP COMMITTED O.C. PLAYERS(Updated list through Friday) NAME SCHOOL HT. W
    Fri Jan 23, 2015
  • Buena Park's Dixon glad he trusted coach BY DAN ALBANO
    Keven Dixon trusted Buena Park’s football program from the start, even when Coach Anthony White suggested a dramatic change. The senior, who recently committed to Utah as an offensive tackle, said he arrived at Buena Park four years ago with aspirations of starring at tight end, the position he played in Pop Warner.
    Fri Jan 23, 2015
  • O.C. stars have coach on rise in El Toro's Frith BY DAN ALBANO
    LAGUNA HILLS El Toro coach Robert Frith showed his ability to learn and adapt quickly long before he assembled a team in less than two weeks for tonight’s inaugural Orange County vs. Inland Empire All-Star Classic. Frith was a relatively unknown 32-year-old assistant when he was hired by El Toro in June of 2009 to take over
    Fri Jan 23, 2015
  • O.C. players to watch in All-Star Classic BY DAN ALBANO
    Here are some of the Orange County players to keep an eye on in today's O.C. vs. Inland Empire All-Star Classic. O.C. PLAYERS TO WATCH Ethan Aguayo, JSerra: The wide receiver, who made one of the best grabs in practice this week, could be a top target tonight for QB Trey Tinsley. “He’s a really go
    Fri Jan 23, 2015
  • Football notes: Abram Booty to coach Sage Hill BY STEVE FRYER
    Sage Hill has hired Abram Booty as its football coach, the school announced Friday. Booty’s previous coaching experience was in Louisiana. His brothers are former NFL quarterbacks Josh and John David Booty, who also played at USC. Booty replaces Tom Kirchmeyer, who coached the team in 2014
    Fri Jan 23, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Notre Dame checks in with Servite's St. Brown BY DAN ALBANO
    A big recruiting weekend for Orange County football got an early start Thursday courtesy of Servite wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown. The senior reports that Notre Dame made an in-home visit
    Thu Jan 22, 2015
  • Fryer: O.C.-I.E. All-Star Game a natural BY STEVE FRYER
    Like noise-cancelling headphones for air travel, it is a concept that was long overdue. The first Orange County vs. Inland Empire All-Star Football Classic will be played Saturday. It is a great way to settle any “who’s better” disagreement in Southern California football. The 7 p.m. game will be at Corona High.
    Thu Jan 22, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Huntington Beach lineman commits to Penn BY DAN ALBANO
    Huntington Beach offensive tackle Quinn Hudak (6-8, 270) has committed to Penn, Oilers football coach Eric Lo reports. Please send football recruiting news to Dan Albano at dalbano@ocregister.com
    Thu Jan 22, 2015
  • O.C. stars prepare for high-scoring battle BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    LAKE FOREST - Offenses in postseason all-star games have a tendency to be vanilla. With a limited amount of practice time and little familiarity between players and coaching staffs, playbooks, terminology and schemes are often simplified. The inaugural Orange County vs. Inland Empire All-Star Classic on Saturday has the potential
    Thu Jan 22, 2015
  • OCVarsity On the Record: Episode 13 By BRIAN WHITEHEAD and DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Welcome back to OCVarsity On the Record with Brian Whitehead and Damian Calhoun. This week, the guys preview the inaugural Orange County/Inland Empire All-Star Football Game, and wonder if it's a true all-star game if Orange County's leading quarterbacks, running backs and receivers aren't playing. Damian shares Five Counties mus
    Thu Jan 22, 2015
  • Football recruiting: La Habra linebacker commits BY DAN ALBANO
    La Habra linebacker Mike Wheeler (6-2, 221) has committed to FCS Valparaiso, Highlanders football coach Frank Mazzotta reports. Please send football recruiting news to Dan Albano at da
    Wed Jan 21, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Buena Park's Hawkins to visit Cal this weekend BY DAN ALBANO
    Buena Park All-County wide receiver/defensive back Jaylinn Hawkins will make an official recruiting trip to Cal this weekend, the senior reports. The Bears are part of Hawkins' final-five schools th
    Wed Jan 21, 2015
  • El Toro's Tinsley treats all-star game like a gift BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    LAKE FOREST – El Toro quarterback Trey Tinsley found himself back in his element Tuesday night: practicing under the lights on his home turf, running the Chargers’ up-tempo offense, slinging the football around the field as he made a habit of doing the past two seasons. The senior was beaming with enthusiasm throughout
    Wed Jan 21, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Los Al's Locher commits to Cal Poly SLO BY DAN ALBANO
    Los Alamitos linebacker Matt Locher, The Register's defensive player of the year, has announced his commitment to Cal Poly SLO on his Twitter page. "So proud to announce my commitment to Cal P
    Wed Jan 21, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Tesoro's Smeltzer commits to Cal Poly SLO BY DAN ALBANO
    Tesoro wide receiver Jake Smeltzer (6-3, 195), set to play in Saturday night's Orange County-Inland Empire all-star game at Corona High, has committed to Cal Poly SLO, the senior confirmed. "Just th
    Wed Jan 21, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Updated O.C. commitments list (1-21-15) BY DAN ALBANO
    Dan Albano has updated his list of the commitments for Orange County’s top football recruits for 2015. The updates are through Tuesday night. The rankings are by Dan Albano. TOP COMMITTED O.C. PLAYERS NAME SCHOOL HT.
    Tue Jan 20, 2015