Tesoro senior wide receiver Jake Smeltzer (6-3, 187) will play in the NUC Sports All-American Bowl on Dec. 30 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, his father, Bryan, reports.
The National Underclassmen Combine event will be played at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium.
Smeltzer is ranked No. 23 in the annual
From blue-chip recruits to sons of former NFL stars to small-school giants, Orange County remains a fertile breeding ground for high school football talent.
Based on statistics, coaches’ input, recruiting and hours of watching video highlights, we have compiled this year’s Hot 150, a list of the players to watch for in 2014.
There’s a current sweeping through Orange County high school football, and it has arrived at the precise time that members of a potentially historic quarterback class are poised to catch the wave.
At the center of this perfect storm is a shift toward the spread offense with quarterbacks using their speedy feet along with their stro
OCVARSITY PREDICTS: TRINITY LEAGUE
1. St. John Bosco: Last year’s league and Pac-5 champions might not be as great as last year, as graduation took some stars. But with quarterback Josh Rosen and all sorts of talent on hand, the Braves still are the best of the league.
Here is everything you need to know about the Orange County high school football scene for 2014.
We have our Hot 150 - a look at the top players in the county.
We have our OCVarsity Top 25, a countdown of the top teams in the county.
We have detailed previews of every league - with predictions on the league races and the
Just as some football fans love defense over offense, running over passing, there are some fans who love the pictures more than the stories. So here is a slideshow of some of the great images taken by the Register's photographers for the OCVarsity Kickoff ’14 football preview section.
1. Mission Viejo: There are a lot of new faces in the lineup. Still, expect excellence along the offensive and defensive lines and a bevy of playmakers to again make the defending leag
OCVarsity's reporters have come up with the most comprehensive rankings of the top players at each position in Orange Countygoing into the 2014 season.
Check out our rankings and let us know on Twitter (#ocvarsity) and Facebook whether you agree with us or not.
This free content is part of our Kickoff '14 preview package.
Depending on the fan, preseason football rankings are “fantastic” or “meaningless” or somewhere in between. But it’s fairly safe to say that nearly everyone loves to check them out.
Who’s No. 1 is one of the biggest questions each preseason. It’s all part of the buildup and excitement over the ne
Tom Beard is returning to San Clemente as the school's girls volleyball coach. Beard replaces Rob O'Rear who resigned after last season.
Beard is a San Clemente alum, former All-American at Pepperdine and a former member of the U.S. National team. He is also the director of the San Clemente Volleyball Club.