Argonauts edge Knights
Garden Grove High improved to 3-1 on the season with a 15-12 nail-biting win over Katella in a pre-league contest Friday on the Argonauts’ home field.
Gabriel Carillo’s 21-yard field goal with six seconds remaining lifted Grove to the win. Overall, the Argos were led by quarterback Angel Martinez, who passed for 261 yards. Sione Masoe had 59 yards rushing and scored one TD for Grove.
Mats can’t ground Hawks
Bolsa Grande led 8-7 in the first quarter but couldn’t hold the lead and fell 43-20 to Ocean View Friday night at the Seahawks’ field.
Josh Borbon passed for one touchdown and finished with 116 yards through the air. Jarrod Feuer rushed for 88 yards and a score.
The Matadors (1-3) will close out their pre-league schedule Thursday hosting Calvary Chapel of Santa Ana.
Tran leads Aztecs to win
The La Quinta Aztecs improved their pre-league record to 2-2 with a convincing 45-20 win over California City Thursday night at Bolsa Grande Stadium.
The blue-and-gold were led by versatile quarterback Don Tran, who ran for one score threw for two more in the lopsided win. Tran finished with 87 yards rushing and 201 through the air, including scoring strikes of 43- and 44-yards to Al Tran.
Lions beaten by HBHS
Friday’s non-league game against district rival Huntington Beach wasn’t cause for celebration, as the Westminster Lions took it on the chin, losing 35-7 to the Oilers at Scheue Field.
The Lions (1-3) got their lone score in the second period when Steven Anderson completed a 10-yard TD pass to Myron Aiava.
Lobos square record at 2-2
Los Amigos scored early and often and rolled past Santa Ana 53-6 Friday night at Bolsa Grande Stadium.
The Lobos were led by Gerardo Saldivar, who ran for 138 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the win. Los Amigos (2-2)) led 32-0 at halftime and coasted to the win. Anthony Magana ran for one TD and caught a scoring pass.
Sentinels fall to Beckman
Magnolia continued to suffer through a rough pre-league season with a 33-6 loss to Beckman Friday night at Handel Field in Anaheim.
The Sentinels (0-4) got their only score on a 30-yard pass from Adeel Akbar to Jamal Scott.
Panthers roar again
Orange High boosted its pre-league record to 3-1 with a 55-13 win over Calvary Chapel of Santa Ana Friday night at Fred Kelly Stadium.
The Panthers were led by Lorenzo Rosario, who passed for three scores and ran for a fourth. Also starring was Aaron Aguilar, who rushed for 109 yards and one TD. He also tallied on the return of an intercepted pass.
Vaqs suffer first loss
Rancho Alamitos dropped from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 32-20 loss to Sonora in a non-league contest at Garden Grove Stadium Thursday night.
The Vaqueros (3-1) led 14-12 at halftime but could not hang on to the lead, being outscored 20-6 in the last two quarters. Fa Fiaseu ran for one touchdown and totaled 54 yards rushing for Rancho. Quarterback Matt Culbert was only 5-for-15 through the air for one score and 65 net yards.
Cavaliers fall to Santa Ana Valley
Playing most of the game without their biggest offensive weapon, the Santiago Cavaliers suffered a 47-10 loss to Santa Ana Valley Thursday night at Santa Ana Stadium.
Richard Sagastume was sidelined in the second quarter with a shoulder injury and the Cavs (2-2) were not able to generate much offense. Andy Tang, substituting for Sagastume, scored the lone Santiago touchdown and ended up passing for 128 yards.
Western falls to Cypress
The opening of league play was not kind to Western, as the Pioneers lost their Empire League 2012 initial contest 23-10 to Cypress at Handel Field.
Although the game was tied 3-3 in the early going, the Centurions pulled away with one touchdown in each of the last three quarters. The lone Pioneer TD came on a 20-yard run by Lafaele Masaniai, who would finish with 138 yards rushing.