Yorba Linda 28, Western 7
In an Empire League battle Friday, the Pioneers lost to an unbeaten Mustang team. The game was close early, with Yorba Linda (7-0, 2-0) leading 7-0 and the half and 14-0 in the third period when the Pioneers’ Marcus Hays returned a touchdown 96 yards for a score to close within seven. But that was all the scoring for the night for Western, which dropped to 3-3 overall and 0-2 in the Empire League.
Santiago 27, La Quinta 20
The Cavaliers picked up their first win of the season with a come-from-behind victory Friday. The Aztecs led 20-7 in the third quarter, but the Cavaliers rallied with three TDs. Jesus Padilla ran for two scores and 101 yards for Santiago, now 1-5 overall and 1-0 on the Garden Grove League. La Quinta (2-4, 0-1) was led by quarterback Don Tran, who passed for 81 yards and one score.
Rancho Alamitos 33, Bolsa Grande 6
What was a tight game in the first half became a runaway in the second half as the Vaqueros defeated the Matadors Friday night in a Garden Grove League opener at Bolsa Grande Stadium. The Vaqs broke open a 6-6 halftime deadlock with four scores. Brett Hurley led Rancho (now 5-1, 1-0) with three touchdowns and 238 yards rushing. Bolsa (2-4, 0-2) was led by Jake Flores, who passed for 116 yards and one score.
Ocean View 41, Westminster 21
Turnovers plagued the Lions in their Golden West League opener Friday at Boswell Field. Westminster (1-5, 0-1) was led by Dominic Pendergrass, who threw for one TD and ran for two more. He ended up with 179 yards passing, but was intercepted three times. Ocean View improved to 3-3, 1-0.
Segerstrom 42, Orange 6
The Golden West League opener for the Panthers was a lot like the pre-league season for Orange: disappointing. Orange scored first on a 6-yard scoring pass from Lorenzo Rosario to Jacob Brock, but that was all the points the Panthers (0-6, 0-1) could muster. Segerstrom is 4-2, 1-0.
Kennedy 35, Pacifica 10
Kyle Edwards threw for 128 yards and one score as the Mariners (2-4, 0-2) lost an Empire League contest Friday night at Western High’s Handel Field. JFK led 14-0 at the half, but the Mariners moved to 14-10 before the Fighting Irish (3-4, 1-2) pulled away in the second half.