Archive for the 'Fryday Night' Tag Under 'OC Varsity' Category

    Counting down to a big night

    September 10th, 2010, 7:08 pm by TODD HARMONSON, SPORTS EDITOR

    We have 39 football games involving Orange County teams tonight --- is there an empty stadium in the county? --- and will be bringing you all the action.

    Carlos Arias is at the reins of the FryDay Night action --- Fryer's on a football trip to see a former O.C. player start tomorrow for his college team --- so it should be a wild ride.

    Stick with us all night. We've got you covered.

    FryDay Night Football Madness: The Primer

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    Countdown to kickoff

    November 28th, 2008, 4:25 pm by Steve Fryer

    As the stakes go up, so does the level of "FryDay Night" coverage you can expect from the OCVarsity.

    We'll be at every CIF-SS quarterfinal game (yes, one of our reporters is on his way to Yucca Valley right now), provide live updates and deliver live video feeds.

    We're also introducing a way to get you the updates more reliably. It's a test that we think will allow us to avoid some of the glitches that have required the patience from you that we have appreciated.

    And once the night's action is over, you can find updated CIF-SS brackets, game stories, photo slide shows of game action and fans, video highlights and much more.

    We've got you covered.

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    More on Cypress-Pacifica injury updates

    November 14th, 2008, 6:08 pm by DAN ALBANO,

    News from the press at the Cypress-Pacifica game at Bolsa: Pacifica QB Raymond Huizar, who has been banged up, is warming up. Cypress starting QB Max Reza will not play.

    Zach Ortiz, the little brother of former Pacifica star Tyler Ortiz, will start for Cypress.

    Reza is not playing because of internal bleeding from a tackle in practice Wednesday. He will have surgery on Saturday, Cypress coach Ray Fenton said moments ago... Huizar (elbow) will play his first game of league.

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    Big night on

    November 7th, 2008, 1:50 pm by TODD HARMONSON, SPORTS EDITOR

    Only two Fridays remain in the regular season for high school football, and they're going to be big ones.

    And who can bring you all the action? OCVarsity, of course.

    Steve Fryer will deliver his "FryDay Night" live updates from the Edison-Fountain Valley showdown in the Sunset League, and our reporters at every game will be providing constant updates.

    We'll have live video from Mater Dei's huge game with St. John Bosco in the Trinity League (check back close to kickoff for the link to the video feed). And Carlos Arias will be joined by Register columnist Mark Whicker at La Habra High for the heated Fullerton-La Habra contest in the Freeway League.

    In all, we'll have nine teams from this week's Top 10 in action, major playoff implications all over Orange County and several league titles at stake. Kind of a quiet night, huh?

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    Final Instant Analysis: Mission Viejo 42, San Clemente 37

    October 31st, 2008, 11:45 pm by CARLOS ARIAS

    For those who kept up with the "Instant Analysis" all night, you might remember I put this game in the fridge after MV scored on its opening drive of the second half to take a 35-10 lead over the Tritons.

    What you don't realize is that was just an ode to the late Chick Hearn, and it was meant to motivate the Tritons to keep on going. Clearly some Triton fan out there read that post and text messaged somebody on the SC sideline and the Tritons accepted the challenge.

    My master plan almost worked. Actually it did work because the MV defense must have heard about the reverse phsychology I was using on the Tritons and realized it was really double-reverse psychology for the Diablos.

    You didn't think of that did you. I can be a mad genius.

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    Instant Analysis: Mission Viejo 42, San Clemente 37 (final)

    October 31st, 2008, 10:14 pm by CARLOS ARIAS

    I will never put a game in the refrigerator for as long as I shall live. Foreva eva? foreva eva!!!

    SC QB Duke DeLancellotti opens the fourth quarter with 40-yard pass play to Steve Brandenburg to the MV 37-yard line.

    A pass interference penalty moves it to the MV 14-yard line. SC pounds it inside the 5-yard line for a first-and-goal. David Espino scored on a tough 4-yard run to cut it to 42-31 with 9:16 left in the game.

    It's too late for SC to trade TDs with the Diablos. The Tritons need to get stops on defense to have any kind of shot.

    SC's William Tober made a great open field tackle on Kevin Chandler to prevent a first down and bring up and third-and-6. Then Joey Waters sacked Allan Bridgford for a 7-yard loss to force a punt.

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    Instant Analysis: Mission Viejo 42, San Clemente 24 (after 3rd)

    October 31st, 2008, 9:35 pm by CARLOS ARIAS

    The instant analysis after SC's first possession of the second half is the eggs are cooling, the jello's jiggling and the butter is getting hard. The refrigerator door is closed (R.I.P. Chick Hearn/The Greatest Announcer of All-Time).

    SC picked up a couple of first downs. MV's Troy Madden should have had an interception on one play where the ball hit him in the face mask. The MV crowd cheered, but D.C. was quick to point out you don't cheer when the ball hits your player in the face mask.

    But I'm not getting down on Madden because he more than made up for that play when he picked off Duke Lancellotti at midfield and returned it 50 yards for a TD. That gave MV a virtually insurmountable 35-10 lead with 8:45 left in the third.

    I know it's early, but SC has shown no ability to consistently stop MV on offense.

    There is becoming less and less to analyze about this game. I might be forced to start writing Halloween leads for every game in the county even though Halloween leads have been banned from tomorrow's O.C. Register by the Big Boss, a.k.a. Todd "The Man with The Plan" Harmonson.

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    Instant Analysis: Mission Viejo 28, San Clemente 10 (halftime)

    October 31st, 2008, 8:39 pm by CARLOS ARIAS

    It looked like the Diablos were in danger of blowing a prime opportunity after driving deep into SC territory at the end of the first quarter.

    A illegal procedure penalty and a tackle for a loss brought up a third-and-15. Not a problem. Allan Bridgford found two-way star Alex Mascarenas for a 33-yard TD pass to push the Diablos lead to 14-3 with 11:04 left in the half. That capped a 6-play, 48-yard drive.

    Key play: Marshall's 20-yard run at the end of the first quarter.

    Note: If the Tritons don't get any pressure on Bridgford, they will be in serious trouble.

    MV linemen Alex Stamos and Marc Millan sacked Duke DeLancellotti for a 6-yard loss to bring up a third-and-14 for SC. The Tritons were unable to convert on third down and were forced to punt.

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    Instant Analysis: Mission Viejo 7, San Clemente 3 (after 1st)

    October 31st, 2008, 7:56 pm by CARLOS ARIAS

    Mission Viejo struck quickly on its first possession with an 8-play, 80-yard scoring drive to take a 7-0 lead with 9:02 left in the first quarter.

    Jake Marshall had runs of 14 and 13 yards to start the game. Kevin Chandler had catches of 22 and 15 yards from Allan Bridgford to move the Diablos into San Clemente territory.

    Marshall capped the drive with an 8-yard TD run off tackle.

    Key play: Marshall's TD run was facilitated by a crushing block from 6-2, 300-pound right tackle Richard Sandoval.

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    Pregame Instant Analysis: Mission Viejo vs. San Clemente

    October 31st, 2008, 7:25 pm by CARLOS ARIAS

    Damian Calhoun, a.k.a. D.C. of "The Calhoun Six" fame/notoriety, and myself, a.k.a. Los Blogger, who are also known as the OCVarsity Entertainment Unit, are out at Mission Viejo High tonight for the South Coast League donneybrook between No. 6 Mission Viejo and No. 8 San Clemente.

    I've seen Mission Viejo a number of times this season and I caught San Clemente's narrow defeat to Tesoro last week. I'm expecting a great game over here.

    Two of the top QBs in the county with Mission Viejo's Allan Bridgford and San Clemente's Duke DeLancellotti (That's two Ls and two Ts, according to D.C. who asked Duke himself even though San Clemente has misspelled his name all season in its own program).

    Both teams have tough defenses.

    I'm guessing this game is going to come down to turnovers (Duh!) and who makes the best adjustments at halftime.

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