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  • Hall of Fame surprise for humble benefactor BY STEVE FRYER
    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. There
    Fri Aug 28, 2015
  • Mater Dei, LaMarche make opening statement BY DAN ALBANO
    SANTA ANA – All the offseason discussion about Mater Dei’s quarterback competition and wide receiver transfers stepped aside Friday for the Monarchs’ ground attack. Brandon LaMarche rushed for 133 ya
    Fri Aug 28, 2015
  • Modster's five TDs help Tesoro demolish Edison BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    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.
    Fri Aug 28, 2015
  • San Juan Hills likes what it sees in win over No. 9 San Clemente BY NATHAN PERCY
    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
    Fri Aug 28, 2015
  • La Habra's Barriere too much for El Toro BY MARK GARCIA
    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
    Fri Aug 28, 2015
  • All of Friday's stories, photos
    This is the place to find all of OCVarsity's coverage - game stories, photos, scores, video and more - of the high school games on Friday night.
    Fri Aug 28, 2015
  • OCVarsity's stars, scores for Friday's games
    OCVARSITY STARS OF THE NIGHT PATRICK O’BRIEN, San Juan Hills WHAT HE DID: Passed for
    Fri Aug 28, 2015
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Friday's Fandemonium
    Check out OCVarsity’s photos of the fans, bands, cheerleaders and spirit group in its “Fandemonium” slideshow from Friday night’s high school football games (Aug. 28, 2015).
    Fri Aug 28, 2015
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Friday's games
    Click through OCVarsity's slideshow to see the best action photos from the Orange County football games on Friday night.
    Fri Aug 28, 2015
  • Water polo: San Juan Hills names Buich as boys, girls coach BY DAN ALBANO
    San Juan Hills has named Santa Margarita assistant Ivan Buich as its boys and girls water polo coach, athletic director Armando Gonzalez confirmed. Buich played at Golden West Colle
    Fri Aug 28, 2015
  • Swim: Santa Margarita's Grant Shoults sizzling at Junior Worlds in Singapore BY DAN ALBANO
    Swimmer Grant Shoults of Santa Margarita and the Mission Viejo Nadadores is on fire at the FINA World Junior Championships in Singapore. The reigning Register swimmer of the year l
    Fri Aug 28, 2015
  • Servite sprints to victory over Fountain Valley BY DAN ARRITT
    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
    Fri Aug 28, 2015
  • Fullerton finishes strong for tough win over Kennedy BY LOU PONSI
    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
    Fri Aug 28, 2015
  • Corona del Mar prevails for absent coach BY BOB KEISSER
    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.
    Fri Aug 28, 2015
  • Costello, Santa Margarita right on target in victory BY OSCAR TERRONES
    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
    Fri Aug 28, 2015
  • Buena Park strikes early, often against Orange BY JOHNNY NAVARRETTE
    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
    Fri Aug 28, 2015
  • Harman guides Canyon to victory over Troy BY BRIAN WHITEHEAD
    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? Harman makes
    Fri Aug 28, 2015
  • Williams steps into leading role for JSerra in win over Cabrillo BY JOHN SCAFETTA
    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
    Fri Aug 28, 2015
  • Trabuco Hills can't keep up with Rancho Cucamonga BY BRIAN REED-BAIOTTO
    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
    Fri Aug 28, 2015
  • Aliso Niguel offense rolls BY DAVID DELGADO
    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
    Fri Aug 28, 2015
  • Tustin rolls past Dana Hills behind Noble's five TDs BY BRENT SHAVER
    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
    Fri Aug 28, 2015
  • McBride, Woodbridge run to win over Cypress BY TIM TUTTLE
    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’
    Fri Aug 28, 2015
  • Orange Lutheran defense up to task, stops Dominguez BY ANDREW TURNER
    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
    Fri Aug 28, 2015
  • Laguna Beach gets off to a rough start, falls to Valley Christian BY MATTHEW HANLON
    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
    Fri Aug 28, 2015
  • Waggoner scores 4 TDs for physical Capo Valley BY ZACH CAVANAGH
    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
    Fri Aug 28, 2015