Woodbridge 43, Rancho Alamitos 21
The Vaqueros, champions of the Garden Grove League, made an early but not unexpected exit from the CIF Southern Division playoffs Friday night at Bolsa Grande Stadium. Rancho suffered the third quarter loss of star Brett Hurley (separated shoulder), which contributed to the Warriors pulling away in the final quarter. Hurley had 52 yards rushing before the injury and caught a 27-yard TD pass from Lincoln Faletoi. The RA quarterback carried the team, running for two scores and 113 more, while passing for 131. Rancho finishes the year with a 9-2 record.
Segerstrom 28, Garden Grove 21
The defending CIF Southern Division champs were eliminated as they lost Friday night at Segerstrom High. Chris Martinez passed for three touchdowns and 138 yards to lead the Argonauts, and ran for 122 more. The Argos, the third place team in the Garden Grove League, were heavy underdogs to the Jaguars, champs of the Golden West League, but played tough and were tied 14-14 at the half. Grove finishes 4-7 overall.
Estancia 42, Magnolia 7
Hector Escobar gave the Sentinels an early lead with an 11-yard TD run in the first quarter, but that was all the glory Magnolia could get in the CIF Southern Division first round game Friday at Estancia High. Escobar had 51 yards rushing; Waseem Akbar passed for 109 yards but was intercepted twice. The Sents finish 4-7.
Corona del Mar 43, Westminster 7
The Lions fell behind 29-7 at the half and went on to lose the CIF Southern Division playoff opener Friday at Newport Harbor High. The sole score for Westminster (4-7) was on a lateral pass-play touchdown by Edward Olivio. Dominic Pendergrass led the Lions, passing for 138 yards.
Los Amigos 37, Costa Mesa 7
Anthony Magana returned punts 81 and 60 yards for touchdowns as the Lobos won their CIF Southern Division opener Friday night at Garden Grove Stadium. Five players scored for Los Amigos, which will advance to the second round next Friday against Corona del Mar, a winner over Westminster by 43-7. The Lobos’ record improved to 9-2.