OCVarsity O.C. top 10 for finals week
A weekly poll of O.C. media members: 1. Mater Dei (10-3, 96 poll points) Monarchs rallied but could not overcome large early deficit in 42-36 loss to Centennial of Corona in Pac-5 semifinal. This we... Full story

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Football finals have a familiar feel to them
LONG BEACH Being two of the first teams to arrive at The Grand Event Center on Monday morning, La Habra coach Frank Mazzotta and San Clemente’s Jaime Ortiz offered up handshakes and swapped a number of laughs before being seated at their design... Full story
Fryer: Marrujo ends 35-year run at Valencia
Valencia’s administrators tried to talk him out of it. Of course they would. No school wants to see its football coach, who won more than 300 games while having the respect of coaches throughout Southern California, walk out the door. Mike Ma... Full story
OCVarsity Hot Shots: Photos from Friday's semifinals
Check out our photos from Friday night's high school football playoffs games. County teams were playing in the semifinals of the CIF-SS playoffs, and there was a lot of great action on the field and excitement in the stands. Go to Full story
Mater Dei's magic finally runs out against Centennial
SANTA ANA – Mater Dei made a magical comeback last week to beat Serra of Gardena. The Monarchs couldn’t quite duplicate that Friday. They lost to Centennial of Corona, 42-36, in a CIF-Southern Section Pac-5 Division semifinal at Santa A... Full story
Playoff brackets: Semifinals scores, finals matchups
We've got updated playoff brackets following Friday night's semifinals. We've also got the matchups for all 13 finals next week and the home teams for those games. Click on the links below. Here are the links to the brackets: • Central Divis... Full story
San Clemente roars into 2nd straight final
SAN CLEMENTE – The rallying cry cut through the chilly air just before San Clemente ended its postgame team huddle Friday night. “Let’s finish it!” someone shouted after the Tritons advanced to their second consecutive CIF-... Full story
Chaves plays big, valuable role in Villa Park's success
VILLA PARK – Ramon Chaves has a list of hobbies for his free time away from the football field. He likes watching movies, snowboarding, going to the beach and bodysurfing. However, during the football season, there isn’t much time for o... Full story
OCVarsity Hot Shots: Friday's football playoff games
Check out our photos from Friday night's high school football playoffs games. County teams were playing in the second round of the CIF-SS playoffs, and there was a lot of great action on the field and excitement in the stands. Go to to... Full story
San Clemente survives epic battle with Sonora, 52-45
LA HABRA – San Clemente coach Jaime Ortiz knew his team had just dodged a bullet. With a 10-point lead late, the Tritons nearly allowed Sonora to claw its way back after the Raiders recovered a pooch kick and closed the deficit to 45-42 with 5... Full story
Mater Dei's gamble pays off with victory over Serra
GARDENA – Trust comes when the coaching staff has what it is believed to be the perfect game-winning 2-point conversion play ready with a spot in the CIF-SS Pac-5 semifinals at stake. True elation arrives when that play, in this case a pass fr... Full story
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    Centennial/Corona 42, Mater Dei 29 - 08:54 4th QT - Completed


    Villa Park 21, La Habra 42 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed


    Mission Viejo 56, Chino Hills 14 - 03:00 3rd QT - Completed


    El Modena 20, Canyon 35 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed


    Brea Olinda 17, Garden Grove 7 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed


    Grace Brethren 33, Brethren Christian 14 - 02:02 2nd QT - Completed


    Fullerton 30, Aliso Niguel 72 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed


    Redondo Union 1, Mater Dei 3 - 4th Set - Completed


    Mater Dei 28, Serra/Gardena 27 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed


    Murrieta Valley 21, Mission Viejo 42 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed