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    Football: North roster moves

    June 29th, 2015, 6:39 pm by BY DAN ALBANO

    North coach Mike Enright of Rancho Alamitos has made a few roster moves recently for the Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game on July 9.

    The Vaqueros' football coach has added his defensive back, Matt Finona (5-11, 175), Western linebacker Nick Zarate (6-1, 210), Cypress offensive lineman Jacob Bakuwel (6-2, 240), Cypress linebacker Logan Burt (5-8, 185) and Westminster defensive lineman Steven Vu (5-11, 202).

    The game is set for 7:15 p.m. at Orange Coast College.

    The recent drops for the North include Sunny Hills linebacker Jason Critser (injured but still on roster), Mater Dei linebacker Jared Wilson and Servite offensive lineman Tommy Garcia.

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    Football recruiting: San Clemente QB, Villa Park WR land offers

    June 27th, 2015, 9:32 pm by BY DAN ALBANO

    San Clemente junior-to-be quarterback Jack Sears (6-3, 190) has been offered by Utah, Tritons football coach Jaime Ortiz announced Saturday.

    Ortiz said Sears -- who flashed his potential last season as a brief backup to Sam Darnold in the CIF Southwest final -- received the offer at a satellite camp on Saturday. Utah is the first school to offer Sears.

    Utah currently features former San Clemente quarterback Travis Wilson and holds a commitment from offensive lineman class of 2016 lineman Tucker Scott of San Clemente.

    In other recruiting news, Villa Park senior-to-be wide receiver Brennan Corbin (6-4, 190) has been offered by Colorado State, Spartans coach Dusan Ancich reports. Corbin is an ex-Cypress wide out.

    Villa Park athlete Lance Vecchio (6-2, 195) has been offered by Chicago, Ancich said.

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    Football: Los Alamitos captures Orange Coast College passing tourney

    June 26th, 2015, 10:20 pm by BY DAN ALBANO

    Los Alamitos went 5-0 to capture the inaugural Orange Coast College passing tournament on Friday.

    The Griffins defeated Mater Dei, 20-19, and, 25-20, en route to the title of the eight-school event.

    The field also included Santa Margarita, JSerra, Fountain Valley and Sonora among others. The Griffins defeated JSerra, 14-0.

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    Santa Margarita loses RB, Buena Park adds top WR

    June 24th, 2015, 10:27 pm by BY DAN ALBANO

    The transfer winds whipping around Orange County football have produced two more noteworthy player moves.

    Santa Margarita running back Dre Hall has enrolled at Moreno Valley and rising Yorba Linda wide receiver Jeremiah Hawkins has enrolled at Buena Park, coaches at the players' new schools confirmed Wednesday.

    The senior-to-be Hall (6-0, 215) led the Eagles in rushing last season with 585 yards on a team-high 128 carries. He enrolled at Moreno Valley in February, Moreno Valley coach Ted Wadkins said. Hall's bother, Prince, was a standout at Moreno Valley and played at Alabama.

    Hawkins (5-9, 180) tweeted Wednesday that he has been offered by Nebraska, which has a commitment from his B2G passing league teammate, quarterback Patrick O'Brien of San Juan Hills.

    Hawkins is related to former Buena Park standout Jaylinn Hawkins, now at Cal, Coyotes coach Anthony White confirmed.

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    Football recruiting: O.C. players racking up offers in summer

    June 24th, 2015, 1:44 am by BY DAN ALBANO

    Football recruiting never seems to take a break, so here are some notes to catch up the fans who have taken time off this summer:

    * Orange Lutheran junior-to-be safety Brandon McKinney (6-1, 180) has been offered by Arizona State, Lancers coach Chuck Petersen reports.

    * San Clemente senior-to-be offensive lineman Donte Harrington (6-2, 295) has been offered by Army, Navy and Cal Poly SLO, Tritons coach Jaime Ortiz reports.

    * Yorba Linda senior-to-be offensive lineman David Garfunkel (6-6, 285) has added offers from UNLV, San Jose State and Toledo.

    * Servite senior-to-be cornerback Tre Webb (6-1, 175) has been offered San Jose State, Friars coach Scott Meyer said. 

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    Football recruiting: Huntington Beach's Jimmons commits to USC

    June 14th, 2015, 6:34 pm by BY DAN ALBANO

    Huntington Beach senior-to-be defensive end Liam Jimmons (6-4, 240) has committed to USC, Oilers football coach Eric Lo said in a text message on Sunday.

    Jimmons picked the Trojans after receiving offers from Washington, Boise State and Fresno State among others.

    In other recruiting news, Huntington Beach tight end Nick Crabtree (6-6, 250) has been offered by Fresno State, Nevada and San Jose State.

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    Football: Orange County to be well-represented at 605 all-star game

    June 5th, 2015, 11:03 am by BY DAN ALBANO

    Orange County will be well-represented tonight at the 48th annual 605 All-Star Football Classic at Cerritos College. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. and Coach Anthony White of Buena Park is guiding the East team. 

    Here is the East roster featuring the O.C. players in the game:

    2 Matthew Sifuentes Buena Park DB 5-5 155
    3 Vincent Brown Artesia ATH 5-10 190
    4 Landon Jones La Mirada WR 6-0 177
    5 William Latham Buena Park WR 5-9 160
    6 Querale Hall Mayfair ATH 5-9 195
    7 Christian Lara La Mirada QB 5-10 175
    8 Jeremy Williams Mayfair RB 5-8 230
    9 Esteban Brosiles Norwalk TE/DL 6-2 250
    10 Enrique Pacheco La Serna QB 6-0 190
    11 Gavin Pruett Capo Valley QB
    12 Nathan Jellicoe El Dorado WR 5-11 187
    13 Kevin Ramos La Serna DB 6-0 180
    14 Morris Amete La Mirada OLB 6-1 215
    15 David Laugheed Norwalk SR 6-3 270
    16 Ryan McDowell Norwalk RB/LB 5-9 180
    17 Julio Reynoso Pioneer WR, FS 6-4 200
    18 Sammy Espinosa Santa Fe DB/WR 5-9 165
    19 Joey Ortega Kennedy WR 5-10 195
    20 Kevin Cabot Norwalk DB 5-9 170
    21 Kyle Harlin Villa Park WR 5-10 175
    22 Aramie Faletoi Tustin WR 5-9 160
    23 Brett Mullins Esperanza CB 5-8 180
    24 Ron Reddy Cerritos DB 5-7 160
    25 Charlie Shuffler Pacifica DB 6-0 165
    26 Luis Valero Whittier DB/ATH 5-10 195
    27 Jaydon Logan Artesia DB/QB 6-3 175
    28 Jacob Lopez Marina LB 5-9 209
    29 Cannon Plooster Mayfair K/P 6-2 175
    30 Nathan Rivas Sonora DB 5-10 173
    32 Joey Guajardo La Mirada LB 6-1 195
    33 Havili Eteaki Servite DE 6-0 223
    34 Xavier Hernandez Villa Park LB 5-9 160
    40 Christian Veazie Cerritos MLB 6-2 210
    41 Devan Illingworth Villa Park DE 6-1 215
    42 Dillon Meyer Sonora SS 5-10 170
    43 Dillon Faamtua Norwalk DL/TE 6-4 275
    44 Logan Wetherholt Foothill DE ?? 230
    45 Hunter Morgain Fountain Valley LB 5-11 230
    51 Nick Pettaway Mayfair OL 6-0 250
    52 Mark Vargas Buena Park C 6-0 295
    55 Tofa Tupou Buena Park DE 6-2 230
    56 Geoff Blackmore II Villa Park DT/NG 6-0 280
    68 Gabriel Silva III Norwalk G/C 6-3 380
    69 Rodrigo Sanchez Norwalk C/G 6-3 305
    76 Octavio Delgadillo Sonora OL 5-11 225
    77 Delton Crandell Fullerton OL 6-3 270
    78 Hunter Burleson Pacifica RG 5-10 280
    85 Ernest Bagner Mayfair DE 6-4 225
    88 Mekhi Pelzer Magnolia WR 6-2 180
    92 Niko Nau La Mirada DT/OT 6-3 300
    93 Trevor Casados La Habra DE/FB 6-2 235
    94 Michael Mondragon La Habra DT 6-1 234
    99 Junior Pasa Edison DT 6-3 350

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    Football: OLu's Bynum transfers to Buena Park, Nelson grabs Pac-12 offer

    June 5th, 2015, 9:20 am by BY DAN ALBANO

    Orange Lutheran senior-to-be slot back and return man Elijah Bynum (5-10, 170) has enrolled at Buena Park, Coyotes football coach Anthony White confirmed.

    Bynum rushed for 288 yards and three TDs last season and also collected 12 receptions for just over 100 yards. He led the Lancers in all-purpose yardage thanks to 457 yards on kickoff returns.

    White said Bynum projects to play running back/defensive news.

    White also reports that Alemany junior-to-be wide receiver/defensive back Elijah Gates (5-10, 170), pictured middle, has transferred to Buena Park.

    In other Buena Park football news, junior-to-be offensive lineman Ryan Nelson (6-6, 252), pictured far left, has been offered by Utah. 

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    Football recruiting: Foothill's Yaghi, OLu's Bathke land major Pac-12 offers

    June 5th, 2015, 8:35 am by BY DAN ALBANO

    Foothill senior-to-be defensive tackle Chris Yaghi (6-4, 275) has been offered by Rose Bowl champion Oregon, Knights football coach Doug Case reports.

    Yaghi also holds Pac-12 offers from Utah and Washington State.

    Orange Lutheran offensive lineman Logan Bathke also has been offered by Oregon, the senior posted on Twitter. Bathke has been a sizzling recruit with a recent offer from UCLA.

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    Football recruiting: Foothill's Yaghi adding offers

    June 4th, 2015, 5:36 pm by BY DAN ALBANO

    Foothill senior-to-be defensive lineman Chris Yaghi (6-4, 275) continues to be one of Orange County's hottest recruits in the class of 2016.

    Yaghi has recently been offered by Utah, Boise State and UNLV, Knights football coach Doug Case reports.

    Yaghi's earlier offers include Washington State.

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