SANTA ANA – Defense is overrated.
Otherwise, how could the worst defensive basketball player in the history of his hometown get into his hometown’s hall of fame?
The Santa Ana Public Schools Complex opened Friday. The project includes a football stadium, baseball fields, batting cages and soccer fields.
LAS FLORES – The consensus from both sidelines pregame suggested Tesoro quarterback Devon Modster was going to be the best player on the field Friday night.
The Arizona-bound signal caller didn’t disappoint in the opener, but he did get legitimate competition from teammate Chris Evagues for the game’s MVP.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – San Juan Hills coach Aaron Flowers said before Friday’s game against No. 9 San Clemente that he wanted his team to rely on good vision, especially on the defensive end.
The Stallions saw more than a few opportunities and took advantage early, leading to a 34-20 nonleague win over the Tritons at Sa
LAKE FOREST – The talented exploits of La Habra quarterback Eric Barriere were on full display Friday night.
The 2014 Freeway League most valuable player ran around and threw over a youthful Chargers team in lea
CERRITOS – If Friday night’s season opener was any indication of how Servite plans to move the ball under new coach Scott Meyer, future opponents might need to invest in some track shoes. Tyler Lytle threw for 424 yards and two touchdowns and Aaron Simpson caught six passes for 235 yards and both scores as
FULLERTON – Fullerton scored three unanswered fourth-quarter touchdowns for a 32-20 season-opening, come-from-behind victory in a non-league game vs. Kennedy on Friday at Fullerton District Stadium.
Fullerton quarterback Jordan Lawton completed nine of 16 passes for 244 yards and a touchdown and rushed 14 times for 66 yards
COSTA MESA – Chase Garbers and Corona del Mar’s offense has what one would call a good short game in golf.
The junior quarterback completed 32 of 41 passes for 265 yards and two touchdowns as the Sea Kings opened the 2015 season with a 21-7 nonleague win over PalosVerdes in Jim Scott Stadium at Estancia High.
SAN DIEGO – Santa Margarita High’s offensive pace and tempo were in midseason form as the Eagles rolled to a 40-14 win over Cathedral Catholic of San Diego in a nonleague game Friday night.
The Eagles (1-0) were led by senior quarterback KJ Costello, junior running back Trey Green, and senior wide receiver No
BUENA PARK – With the start of the season comes high expectations for Buena Park and its explosive offense.
On Friday night the Coyotes lived up to the hype, using an impressive display of athleticism in a 75-20 victor
ORANGE – Kids in yellow, blue and green shirts stand on the sideline, flashing hand signals as Canyon quarterback Jason Harman receives the play call from behind center.
The senior then reads the defense. Where are the linebackers? The defensive ends? Is that cornerback giving too much cushion?
MISSION VIEJO – JSerra coach Jim Hartigan’s philosophy when it comes to replacing key players is quite simple.
The next man up better be prepared.
Running back Avery Williams took no time at all Friday to heed that message.
JSerra, powered by Williams’ four touchdowns, roared past Long Beac
RANCHO CUCAMONGA – It didn’t take long to realize that Rancho Cucamonga’s speed was going to be difficult to match Friday night in the nonleague season opener for Trabuco Hills.
The Cougars got five touchdowns and more than 200 yards rushing from running backs Aaron Manning and Jaylon Redd as Rancho Cucamo
ALISO VIEJO – Aliso Niguel started its 2015 season the same way it did the previous year, with a convincing victory over Marina.
Nick Chapman threw for 375 yards and five touchdowns while leading the Wolverines to a 40-21 nonleague win Friday night at Aliso Niguel.
The prolific passer was well protected by his offens
TUSTIN – Tustin got its 2015 season off to a dominating start Friday night at home.
The Tillers scored five touchdowns in the first quarter, the first two on their opening two offensive plays, and rolled to a 74-14 nonleague victory over Dana Hills.
"I told our guys that I wanted a quick start," Tustin coach Winter Welz
ANAHEIM – Connor McBride had fourth-quarter touchdown runs of 66 and 5 yards to help power Woodbridge past Cypress, 23-7, in a nonleague season opener Friday night at Western High.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound McBride gained 160 yards on 18 carries.
The Warriors took a 9-0 lead in the first half on Drew Phillips’
COMPTON – Teams playing in the Trinity League know to expect a host of challenges. So when No. 4 Orange Lutheran found itself in a tight contest in its season opener, the Lancers knew how to handle it.
The Lancers’ defense came up with two big stops inside the red zone, and Orange Lutheran defeated Dominguez of Compton, 21-13
LAGUNA BEACH – Laguna Beach’s new coach, Ted Clarke, wanted his team to do the little things in its opener Friday night. But his young team didn’t give itself much of a chance to do those things as it stumbled early against a potent Valley Christian of Cerritos offense.
Two costly fumbles led to three consecutive
MISSION VIEJO – Capistrano Valley opened the gates on its season and let its physicality run loose on Long Beach Jordan on Friday.
The Cougars collected nine sacks on defense and senior running back Tyler Waggoner ran for four touchdowns and 144 yards in a 34-7 victory at Capistrano Valley High.
Capo Valley got a sac