Week two area prep football features some interesting matchups.
Tonight (Thursday) Los Amigos will host Loara at Garden Grove Stadium. The Lobos are 2-0 in the young season. LA is ranked eighth in CIF-SS Southern Division and could emerge as a threat to break Garden Grove’s three-year grip on the Garden Grove League title.
Garden Grove, meanwhile will be at home Friday, hosting Woodbridge, the team that nearly knocked them out of the CIF semifinals last seasons. The Warriors are 0-2 so far, but could be stron.
The Marina-Westminster game Friday is a sort of a intra-city contest. Many students in the western part of Westminster attend Marina, even though it’s in Huntington Beach.
The Vikings are 0-2; the Lions lost their opener to Garden Grove.
WEEK TWO SCHEDULE
Thursday: Calvary Chapel at La Quinta (Bolsa Grande Stadium), Loara at Los Amigos (Garden Grove Stadium), Bolsa Grande at Godinez (Segerstrom Stadium), Santiago at Savanna (Glover Stadium), Orange at Yorba Linda, Western at Corona del Mar.
Friday: Sunny Hills at Rancho Alamitos (Bolsa), Woodbridge at Garden Grove, Magnolia at Segerstrom, Marina at Westminster.
Saturday: Whittier at Pacifica.
Garden Grove High moved up from second to first in the CIF-SS Southern Division football rankings this week. The Argonauts defeated Westminster 14-7, and rose into first when top-ranked Beckman lost its opener 14-10 to Foothill.
Grove was joined by two other Garden Grove League teams – Los Amigos and Rancho Alamitos, who ranked ninth and 10th.
Unranked but getting votes were local teams Santiago, Westminster and Magnolia.
No local teams were rated in the Southwest Division.
1. Garden Grove (Gar. Grove) 1-0
2. Beckman (Pacific Coast) 0-1
3. Corona del Mar (Pac. Coast) 2-0
4. Northwood (Pacific Coast) 0-1
5. Estancia (Orange Coast) 1-0
6. Loara (Golden West) 0-1
7. Santa Ana Valley (Orange) 1-1
8. Segerstrom (Golden West) 1-1
9. Los Amigos (Gar. Grove) 2-0
10. Rancho Alamitos (Gar. Grove) 1-0
Others receiving votes: Santiago, Westminster, Magnolia.
1. La Habra (Freeway) 2-0
2. Tustin (Empire) 1-1
3. Villa Park (Century) 2-0
4. Fullerton (Freeway) 2-0
5. Yorba Linda (Empire) 2-0
6. Laguna Hills (Sea View) 1-0
7. Cypress (Empire) 1-1
8. El Toro (Sea View) 1-1
9. Kennedy (Empire) 1-1
10. Brea Olinda (Century) 2-0.
Others receiving votes: Esperanza, Troy, Foothill, Capistrano Valley.
In CIF boys’ water polo, Western is ranked 10th in Division 6, while Los Amigos is rated eighth in Division 7. Orange has some votes, but is unranked.
In girls volleyball, La Quinta is rated 10th in the 3-A division.