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  • Modster, Tesoro a serious threat to CdM streak BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    September has been a great month for the Tesoro football program and, in particular, its starting quarterback, Devon Modster. The junior has guided his team to three straight wins against quality opponents, and in the process, has earned his first scholarship offer, from the University of Arizona. Modster and the Titans wi
    Mon Sep 22, 2014
  • Fryer on football: Pounds makes his move BY STEVE FRYER
    Quinten Pounds might be the best football player in Orange County. He does so much so well as a receiver, occasional tailback, kick returner and defensive back. It looks like the game is almost going slow-motion for Pounds, especially on kick or punt returns. Upon receiving the ball he will carefully move forward while examining t
    Mon Sep 22, 2014
  • Football recruiting: Servite brothers offered by Texas Tech BY DAN ALBANO
    Servite's brothers duo of wide receivers Equanimeous (6-5, 190) and Osiris (6-1, 175) St. Brown have been offered by Texas Tech, Friars football coach A.J. Gass said Monday. Equ
    Mon Sep 22, 2014
  • SoCal Varsity Top 20 for Week 4 BY DAN ALBANO
    St. John Bosco remains the unanimous top-ranked team in this week’s SoCal Varsity Top 20 but a couple Orange County teams are on the rise. The Braves (3-0) received all six first-place votes to remain atop the poll for the fourth straight week. The defending Trinity League champions figure to be tested this week when they 
    Mon Sep 22, 2014
  • Defensive Player of the Week: Aaron Matthews, JSerra BY DAN ALBANO
    Aaron Matthews JSerra The senior linebacker collected six tackles, one tackle for loss, a sack and recovered a fumble to help the Lions defeat state No.13-ranked St. Bonaventure of Ventura, 42-28. Matthews was part of a defense that s
    Mon Sep 22, 2014
  • O.C. Top 10 for Week 4: Mater Dei still on top BY STEVE FRYER
    REGISTER MEDIA POLL 1. Mater Dei, 3-0 (100 points) The Monarchs defeated Upland, a team that earlier this month was No. 10 in the state rankings, 28-14. Their defense held Upland to 1.7 yards a carry. This week: vs. Edison at Orange Coa
    Mon Sep 22, 2014
  • Offensive Player of the Week: Quinten Pounds, Cypress BY STEVE FRYER
    Quinten Pounds Cypress He rushed for 161 yards, returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown and scored on pass reception in the Centurions’ 34-27 nonleague win over Troy. Pounds, a 6-foot-1 and 175-pound senior, started the g
    Mon Sep 22, 2014
  • Boys scholar-athlete: Riley Whimpey, San Clemente BY ANTONIO MORALES
    Riley Whimpey San Clemente High School Football GPA: 4.0 Whimpey stands at 6-foot-2 and plays linebacker for the Tritons. He transferred to San Clemente from Lone Peak High School in Utah just a few months ago. Despite the new surroundings, it hasn't taken long for Whimpey to acclimate,
    Mon Sep 22, 2014
  • Football: How the SoCal Top 20 fared in Week 3 BY DAN ALBANO
    How the SoCal Varsity Top 20 fared in Week 3 1. St. John Bosco, idle 2. Mater Dei, def. Upland, 28-14 3T. Alemany, def. Dorsey, 45-15 3T. Long Beach Poly, lost to Centennial of Corona, 42-34 5. Servite, def. Edison, 42-21 6. Chaminade, def. Birmingham, 45-20 7. Serra, def. Narbonne,
    Mon Sep 22, 2014
  • Friday's football stories, scores, photos and more
    This is the place to find all of OCVarsity's game stories, photos, scores, video and more from the high school football games on Friday: Explosive JSerra tops St. Bonaventure
    Sat Sep 20, 2014
  • University stays undefeated BY RORDRIGO AZURMENDI
    COSTA MESA – University extended its undefeated streak to three games to start the season after defeating Calvary Chapel, 30-14, in a nonleague game Saturday night at Estancia High. The Trojans struck first on a Sam Winder 9-yard run about five minutes into the first quarter. But the Eagles didn’t have to wait long to
    Sat Sep 20, 2014
  • Santa Ana Valley blanked by Bellflower BY ANDREW TURNER
    SANTA ANA – Just about everything Bellflower tried offensively worked Saturday night. The Buccaneers produced 453 yards of offense in routing Santa Ana Valley, 45-0, in a nonleague game at Santa Ana Stadium. Demetrius Reed completed 15 of 26 passes for 234 yards and two touchdowns for Bellflower. Marquise Lowe
    Sat Sep 20, 2014
  • Football: Week 3 stat leaders BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Here are the top rushing, receiving and passing leaders from Week 3: RUSHING 1. Moby Contreras, Los Amigos 21 carries, 304 yards, 4 tds 2. Oscar Gomez, St. Margaret's 22 carries, 271 yards, 2 tds 3. Hunter Simmons, Huntington Beach 20 carries, 213 yards, 1 td
    Sat Sep 20, 2014
  • Week 3: Friday's Stars of the Night
    There were many outstanding players on Friday night, but OCVarsity has selected these players as the 'Stars of the Night' for Week 3. OCVARSITY STARS OF THE NIGHT Sam DarnoldSan ClementeWhat he did: The senior quarterback threw for five touchdowns and completed
    Sat Sep 20, 2014
  • Week 3 football scores
    Scores from all of Friday's high school football games: CIF SOUTHERN SECTIONNONLEAGUE Apple Valley 35, Victor Valley 20 Arroyo 27, Rowland 15 Arroyo Grande 31, Pioneer Valley 7 Azusa 20, Arcadia 12 Baldwin Park 49, Ganesha 6 Barstow 62, Sultana 37 Bassett 49, Bos
    Sat Sep 20, 2014
  • Tempers flare after Servite defeats Edison (video) By: JONATHAN KHAMIS
    [bc3]3796673130001[/bc3] Postgame shenanigans marred what was a wonderfully played game between Servite and Edison. Edison was offended that Servite stuck to the pass late in the fourth quarter, after the game was well in hand. Servite head coach AJ Gass said he called
    Sat Sep 20, 2014
  • Explosive JSerra tops St. Bonaventure BY ANTONIO MORALES
    MISSION VIEJO – Opponents have had a tough time figuring out exactly what to try to take away from JSerra’s offense this season. Do they try to take away the running attack of Edward Vander and Aaron Matthews and force the Lions to pass? Or do they attempt to limit three-year starting quarterback Nick Robinso
    Fri Sep 19, 2014
  • Waller, Servite improvise to beat Edison BY STEVE FRYER
    NORWALK – Sometimes it does not look like it. But Servite really does have set plays. Servite quarterback Travis Waller improvised his way to 327 passing yards and four touchdown passes as the Friars beat Edison, 42-21, Friday in a nonleague matchup of top-10 teams at Cerritos College. Waller’s late-game creati
    Fri Sep 19, 2014
  • CdM rises to challenge, wins 30th in a row BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    NEWPORT BEACH – Corona del Mar quarterback Peter Bush remained on his right knee at the 35-yard line immediately following his final snap. The junior quarterback was physically and emotionally drained. The exhaustion only lasted a matter of seconds, however, as Bush’s fellow classmates rushed the field and mobb
    Fri Sep 19, 2014
  • Mater Dei turns it around in second half BY DAN ALBANO
    SANTA ANA – The Mater Dei faithful might have needed a little time Friday night to warm up to the Monarchs’ new dark gray jerseys and pants. The Monarchs’ offensive and defensive units also needed some time before they looked like themselves against Upland. But once each found their strides in the second half, Mater Dei
    Fri Sep 19, 2014
  • OCVarsity Fandemonium: Week 3
    Click through the slideshow to see more photos of O.C. sports fans cheering on their teams at Week 3 football games.
    Fri Sep 19, 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. (Click here to go to the scores.) You
    Fri Sep 19, 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. (Click here to go to the scores.) You
    Fri Sep 19, 2014
  • Fast start propels Mission Viejo to win BY DAVID ZINK
    NORCO – Junior Brock Johnson threw for 271 yards and three touchdowns to lead Mission Viejo to a 49-21 nonleague victory over host Norco on Friday night. Johnson, grandson of Mission Viejo coach Bob Johnson, connected on second-half scores of 50 and 64 yards, helping the Diablos (2-2) play a nearly mistake-free game.
    Fri Sep 19, 2014
  • Santa Margarita can't keep up with Bishop Gorman BY W.G. RAMIREZ
    LAS VEGAS – Santa Margarita coach Rick Curtis knew his team would have to play a perfect game to win at Bishop Gorman, which is ranked second in the country by USA Today. And in the first quarter, his Eagles played as perfect as he could have hoped. But when Gaels cornerback Jabari Butler stripped Santa Margar
    Fri Sep 19, 2014