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    Football notes: Huntington Beach rolling at right time

    November 20th, 2013, 11:57 am by By ANTONIO MORALES

    In a pregame huddle right before Huntington Beach's game against Fountain Valley, Oilers players were telling each other that they weren't a last-place team.

    Huntington Beach had just come off a 42-point loss to Edison and was facing a 5-1 Fountain Valley team. 

    The Oilers played sloppily and fell into a last place tie in the Sunset League with Marina in a 19-14 loss to the Barons. Huntington Beach coach Eric Lo called it the low point of the season.

    Since that point that last-place team has turned into a well-run outfit as the Oilers (6-5) have gone 3-1 in the past four games.

    The past two victories have come in dominating fashion. Huntington Beach throttled Newport Harbor, 40-14, in the last week of the regular season. The triumph essentially put the Oilers in the CIF-SS Southwest Division playoffs.

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    Football notes: Buena Park aims for playoff breakthrough

    November 14th, 2013, 2:27 pm by ANTONIO MORALES

    It's been awhile since Buena Park has enjoyed the experience of a posteason conquest. The last time the Coyotes won a playoff game -- a 29-17 victory against South Hills of West Covina in 2001 -- most of the Buena Park players were around 6 years old or younger.

    Those children have grown into teenagers and now have the chance to end the Coyotes' playoff dry spell. And Buena Park will try to put a stop to that drought against Villa Park at 7 p.m. on Friday night at El Modena. 

    The Spartans (8-2) made the CIF-SS Southwest Division finals last season, before falling in the championship game to Edison.

    The Coyotes (8-2) missed the playoffs last season, so postseason experience will be on the side of Villa Park.

    "We just have to keep doing what we've been doing all year," Buena Park coach Anthony White said. "The intensity will pick up, the play has to pick up, the coaching has to pick up, so we need to control our emotions and play Buena Park football."

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    OCVarsity Gridiron: Playoffs are finally here (video)

    November 11th, 2013, 9:34 pm by JONATHAN KHAMIS

    Who will win out in the Pac-5?

    Will Garden Grove and Corona del Mar meet again in the Southern Division?

    Can Edison make it back to the Southwest title game?

    Steve Fryer, Carlos Arias, and Dan Albano discuss.

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    Football playoffs: Game-by-game Southwest Division previews

    November 8th, 2012, 12:46 am by Adam Maya, staff writer

    Foothill quarterback Jack Gilchrist / KEVIN SULLIVAN, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

    CIF-SS FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: SOUTHWEST DIVISION

    First round

    FOOTHILL (8-2) vs. LAGUNA HILLS (6-3)

    Where, when: Tustin High, Thursday, 7 p.m.

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    Southwest preview: Tustin vs. Foothill

    November 30th, 2011, 6:03 pm by Damian Calhoun

    SOUTHWEST DIVISION

    TUSTIN (9-3) vs. FOOTHILL (8-4)

    Where, when: Tustin High, Friday, 7 p.m.

    Outlook: This is the 50th all-time meeting in the series between the two Tustin Unified schools, and the winner gets a berth in the finals at Angel Stadium. The teams share Tustin High as their home field.

    Foothill won the coin flip and will be the home team. This is the fourth playoff meeting between the teams. Tustin has won all three (1997-98 and 2000). Overall, Tustin has won the past three games in the series, including a 27-14 victory in the first game of the year, Sept. 2. Both teams lost coin flips and entered the playoffs as the league's third-place team. Foothill will be the home team. Tustin has outscored its first two playoff opponents by a combined score of 98-15. Tyler Siudzinski rushed for 250 in the first round against Aliso Niguel and 152 in last week's 35-7 victory over Villa Park. Foothill trailed Cypress, 21-7 in the third quarter before rallying back for the victory. Foothill held Cypress running back Vincent Rivera to 58 yards. In the first meeting against Tustin, the Knights allowed 367 rushing yards.

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    Southwest preview: El Toro vs. La Habra

    November 30th, 2011, 6:01 pm by Damian Calhoun

    SOUTHWEST DIVISION

    El TORO (11-1) vs. LA HABRA (9-3)

    Where, when: La Habra High, Friday, 7 p.m.

    Outlook: The Highlanders are one victory away from having a chance to play for their fifth consecutive CIF title.

    Standing in their way are Conner Manning and the Chargers. Manning and the Chargers have won 11 consecutive games since losing their season opener, Sept. 2, against Huntington Beach. Manning, who leads the county in yards (3,472) and touchdowns (35) has passed for 776 yards with nine touchdowns and one interception through the first two rounds of the playoffs. Manning needs 88 yards to break Matt Barkley's county season-high of 3,560 passing yards. The Highlanders have won their past seven games. Aaron Porter has topped the 100-yard mark in three of his past four games, including 138 yards on 14 carries in the second round victory over Brea Olinda. During that stretch, Porter has scored nine of his 13 rushing touchdowns. La Habra quarterback Sean Sparling has completed 23 of 30 passes for 323 yards and three touchdowns in two playoff victories.

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    Southwest preview: Villa Park vs. Tustin

    November 23rd, 2011, 5:08 pm by Damian Calhoun

    SOUTHWEST DIVISION

    VILLA PARK (11-0) vs. TUSTIN (8-3)

    Where, when: Tustin High, Friday, 7 p.m.

    Outlook: The teams met last year in the semifinals and this year they're squaring off in the second round. Tustin won last year's meeting, 20-7. It will take an extremely big effort to keep this year's version of the Spartans to just seven points.

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    Southwest preview: Cypress vs. Foothill

    November 23rd, 2011, 5:06 pm by Damian Calhoun

    SOUTHWEST DIVISION

    CYPRESS (9-2) vs. FOOTHILL (7-4)

    Where, when: Tustin High, Saturday, 7 p.m.

    Outlook: Vincent Rivera turned in another performance of 300-plus yards for the fourth-seeded Centurions in their first round victory over Laguna Hills. Rivera went for 324 yards on 25 carries and scored four touchdowns in the 34-14 victory.

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    Southwest preview: Yorba Linda vs. El Toro

    November 23rd, 2011, 5:02 pm by Damian Calhoun

    SOUTHWEST DIVISION
    YORBA LINDA (10-1) vs. EL TORO (10-1)
    Where, when: Trabuco Hills High, Friday, 7 p.m.

    Outlook: The third-seeded Chargers continued their hot play in the first round, defeating Esperanza, 54-30. Conner Manning completed 33 of 42 passes for 448 yards and five touchdowns in the game.

    Not to be overlooked, running back Jacob Furnari carried the ball 31 times for 200 yards and two touchdowns. El Toro has won its past 10 games since the season-opening loss to Huntington Beach. Yorba Linda held off Troy in a first-round game, 28-23. Troy trailed by seven and had the ball inside the Yorba Linda 10 with less than a minute remaining. The Mustangs escaped without any harm when Troy fumbled and Yorba Linda linebacker Dallas Ellis recovered. Paul Najarian, who leads the Mustangs with 1,052 rushing yards, rushed for 110 yards and one touchdown against Troy. Dalton Cazaras had seven tackles and two sacks. Alex Bernstein had a busy night for Mustangs. He completed 6 of 9 passes for 86 yards and a touchdown, rushed for 54 yards, had nine tackles on defense and intercepted a pass.

    OCVarsity Gridiron preview of Yorba Linda vs. El Toro (2:00 mark of video):

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    Southwest preview: La Habra vs. Brea Olinda

    November 23rd, 2011, 4:59 pm by Damian Calhoun

    SOUTHWEST DIVISION

    LA HABRA (8-3) vs. BREA OLINDA (9-2)

    Where, when: Brea Olinda High, Friday, 7 p.m.

    Outlook: The second-seeded Highlanders started their journey toward a fifth consecutive CIF title with a 47-14 victory over Kennedy. It was a night of big performances. Brett Bartolone rushed for 70 yards and one touchdown, he had 126 receiving yards with two touchdowns and he added an 83-yard kickoff return.

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