Monday, November 18, 2019

Football

CIF Football Divisions: South OC Bracket Breakdowns

Take a look at the teams representing Southern Orange County in the various CIF divisions… PAC-5 Bracket Mission Viejo (10-0) The undefeated Mission Viejo team, ranked No. 1 in the county, is looking to win its first Pac-5 Division Championship. During the Nov. 2 game against El Toro, the Mission Viejo Diablos exerted their dominance with a 49-7 win. The …

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Trabuco Hills Defeats Tritons in End-of-Season Game

The final game for the San Clemente Tritons and the Trabuco Hills Mustangs handed a disappointing end to a game and a season for the Tritons and provided unanticipated joy to the Mustangs and their fans. This was solid come-from-behind effort by Trabuco Hill, lead by quarterback Nathan Perry. Going into the locker room at halftime, the Tritons looked the …

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History Repeats As Mission Viejo Triumphs Over El Toro

History does repeat itself. In 2005, the Mission Viejo Diablos stunned the El Toro Chargers 48-7. Last night the Diablos simply dominated the Chargers, 49-7. It was a contest only in the first quarter. With six interceptions of Connor Manning passes, the Chargers never really got into their customary game. This game reflected the entire Diablo season as they scored …

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San Juan Hills Football Overcame Challenges On and Off the Field

On Aug. 31, the San Juan Hills High School stadium was brand new, but it looked like the same old story with the football team. The week before, there was cause for optimism. After losing 11 straight games during the previous seasons, the San Juan Hills Stallions earned a victory during the season-opening game against Viewpoint. But, during the first …

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San Clemente Tackles Tesoro in Comeback Victory

After losing four consecutive football games, the San Clemente Triton’s hopes of making it to the Pac-5 Division playoffs were in doubt before the Oct. 26 league game against the Tesoro Titans. Then, when Tesoro was ahead 21-7 with little more than three minutes left, San Clemente’s playoff dreams seemed even more distant. But the Tritons rallied. Aided by first-time …

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Injured Quarterback Honored as Athlete of the Month

Johnny Stanton’s senior year seemed to be off to a great start. After returning from a CIF and State Championship his junior year, Stanton was poised to dominate again. Then, during a September game, Stanton tore his ACL — and his high school playing career came to an end. The disappointment was shared not just by the Santa Margarita football …

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Manning’s Record-Setting Game the Result of Hard Work

El Toro quarterback Conner Manning has started the season on an impressive note. During a Sept. 21 game against Valhalla, he completed 44 of 58 passes for a total 613 yards — a new county record. Seven of those passes resulted in touchdowns, which helped the El Toro team to its fifth win of the season. Although there’s no relation …

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