The second full week of area high school football starts today (Thursday) and continues through Saturday. Last week, local teams won just three of 11 contests, although two of those games were close and could have gone either way.
Tonight (Thursday), Los Amigos will visit Loara at Glover Stadium in Anaheim. Pacifica will visit Whittier Christian at California High, and Orange will host Yorba Linda at El Modena’s Fred Kelly Stadium. Also, Bolsa Grande will host Godinez.
On Friday, Marina will visit Westminster in something of a crosstown rivalry game. Although MHS is located in Huntington Beach, part of western Westminster is in the Vikings’ attendance area. Sunny Hills will host Rancho Alamitos at Buena Park High School, and Santiago will host Savanna at Garden Grove High. Magnolia will host Segerstrom at Western’s Handel Field.
Saturday’s lone local game will see Garden Grove travel to Irvine Stadium to play Woodbridge.
Here’s a wrapup of the Week One’s result. The Garden Grove-Westminster story is also on this page.
Pacifica 28, El Dorado 24
The Mariners came from behind in the final minutes to defeat the Golden Hawks last Friday night at Bolsa Grande Stadium. Cody Johnson scored the last of his three touchdowns on a 26-yard run with 1:28 remaining in the game to give Pacifica (2-0) the win.
Johnson rushed for 140 yards; the difference in the game was four extra points by Alex Gladden.
JSerra 50, Orange 14
Axel Sanchez rushed for two touchdowns and 108 yards but it wasn’t enough as the Panthers lost Friday night at Saddleback College. Orange fell behind 29-0 before getting its first score.
Buena Park 28, La Quinta 0
The Aztecs lost their opener Friday night at Buena Park Stadium. They were led by Andy Luu, who threw for 55 yards and ran for 16 more
Santiago 26, Costa Mesa 21
Withstanding a second-half rally by the Mustangs, the Cavaliers (1-0) won their opener Friday night at Estancia High School.
Three players scored for the Cavs, including Salvador Ceja, who ran for 163 yards and scored on runs of one and seven yards.
Godinez 21, Los Amigos 14
The Lobos led 14-7 at the half in Santa Ana Friday, but ended up losing their opener. Daniel Hernandez threw scoring passes to Alex Lopez and finished with 148 yards through the air.
Sonora 24, Magnolia 6
The Sentinels had a 6-0 halftime lead, but the Raiders rallied in the second half to hand Magnolia (0-1) a defeat Friday night at La Habra High. Devonte Bates scored the Sentinel touchdown.
Paramount 24, Western 7
The Pioneer offense, once one of the most potent in Orange County, sputtered again Friday night in Paramount, generating only one score. Mike Jefferson ran 73 for the lone Western (0-2) score in the first quarter.
Saddleback 19, Rancho Alamitos 15
The Vaqueros opened up a 15-0 first quarter lead but couldn’t hang on and lost a non-league game at Santa Ana Stadium last Thursday. RA was led by Robert Flores, who threw for two TD passes (both to Gil Rosales) and 171 yards.
Estancia 55, Bolsa Grande 0
Jake Flores passed for 73 yards to lead the Matadors in their opener in Costa Mesa last Thursday.
Bolsa was held back by six turnovers, including five interceptions thrown by two quarterbacks.