Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Football Game, Scott Lloyd, Neil Pau'u, Eric Lo, Jack Bares, Benji Medure, Logan Pouelsen, Daniel Amaral, JJ Muratore, Dominic Abbadessa, Bob Marshall, Jett Volo, Brian Schlosser, Steven Cotton, Braydon Salzman, Shane Borowski, Jon Bahnsen, Tim Walsh
The 55th edition of the Brea Lions Orange County All-Star football game came down to a late touchdown pass July 10 at Orange Coast College. That pass, a 41-yarder from quarterback Scott Lloyd of Fullerton to receiver Neil Pau'u of Servite, put the North ahead for good and lifted the team to a 12-6 victory over the South at LeBard Stadium.
With the win, the North was able to put an end a five-game win streak in the series for the South.
The South, coached by Huntington Beach High head coach Eric Lo and with a roster that featured 11 local players, couldn't score offensively but came through with a defensive touchdown. Defensive end Jack Bares of Tesoro recovered a high snap in the end zone late in the first quarter, and the play would lead to an eventual 6-0 halftime lead.
Bares went on to be named the game's defensive MVP.
A touchdown run in the third quarter by Lloyd, who was named the game's offensive MVP, tied the score at 6-6.
"It was so much fun to be around our players," South Coach Eric Lo of Huntington Beach High said. "The outcome didn't go our way, but it was a great experience.
"The North guys were making plays and when you have as many turnovers (three interceptions, one fumble) as we did, you can't expect to win the game."
The 11 local players on the South roster for the game were: quarterback Kai Ross, receiver Maurice Barber, offensive lineman Evander Warren and two-way lineman Sean Mastro of Huntington Beach, offensive lineman Markus Boyer, defensive lineman David Siliuta and kicker/punter Hunter Kelley of Edison, defensive backs Jacob Church and Isaiah Davis of Fountain Valley, Will Martin of Brethren Christian, and lineman Evan Perzanowski of Ocean View.
Huntington Beach receiver Tucker deCamp was selected to the South roster but missed the game due to injury, Lo said.
Newhall captures Battle at the Beach
Newhall Hart High won the 16th annual Battle at the Beach 7-on-7 passing tournament Saturday at Edison High.
The Indians, the defending CIF Southern Section Northern Division champions, defeated last year's Battle at the Beach winner and defending CIF-SS Pac-5, CIF State (Open Division) and national champion St. John Bosco,19-13, in Saturday's final.
Hart defeated Narbonne, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame and host Edison in morning pool play. In the afternoon session, the Indians beat Mater Dei, Gardena Serra and St. John Bosco in championship bracket action.
In the consolation title game, Corona Centennial defeated La Habra, 30-22.
Twenty top prep teams competed for the tournament title.
OV High to compete in passing event
Ocean View will take part Saturday at the Lobo Challenge Passing Tournament (7-on-7) at Los Amigos High.
Eight teams will be divided into two pools. Teams in Pool A are host Los Amigos, Beckman, Pacifica and Ocean View. Pool B teams are Irvine, Northwood, Godinez and Bolsa Grande.
In Pool A games starting at 9 a.m., Ocean View opens against Beckman. The Seahawks then face Pacifica and close pool play against Los Amigos.
In three recent games in American Legion summer league play, Huntington Beach lost to El Toro (10-1) but scored victories over Mission Viejo (8-1) and Sunset League rival Marina (10-1).
Logan Pouelsen, Daniel Amaral, JJ Muratore and Dominic Abbadessa each had multiple-hit games in the three wins.
The Oilers entered the week with a 6-4 record.
"We are starting to wind down the summer," Huntington Coach Benji Medure said. "We play Santa Margarita (Wednesday) and we play a couple of San Diego teams down there to finish the summer, looking to finish strong and find out who can fill some vacancies left by the seniors last year. We are bringing up some fast, athletic underclassman. I am pumped for our future."
Marina, which was edged, 5-4, by Aliso Niguel in summer league play Monday, will compete at the San Clemente Tournament which begins Thursday and runs through Saturday.
The tournament will conclude the summer season for the Vikings.
The Marina junior varsity team will compete at the San Clemente JV Tournament July 24-27.
"It has been an exciting summer with some talented freshmen coming into the program and the dedication and commitment with the returning players," Marina Coach Bob Marshall said.
In its first 12 games of the summer season, Ocean View posted a 7-4-1 record. In their most recent game Saturday, the Seahawks defeated host Tustin, 2-1. Jett Volo and Brian Schlosser had RBIs for the Seahawks.
Steven Cotton threw four innings, Braydon Salzman three innings and Volo one inning in the win.
"Pitching has been key," Ocean View Coach Shane Borowski said of his team's summer season. "In just over 86 innings this summer, our staff ERA is 1.06, with 85 strikeouts with only 38 walks. That has kept us in every game.
"The offense has been quiet, not many kids hitting over .300 for the summer, so fundamentals and little ball will be a key for us this next season.
Ocean View completes its summer season Friday .
"I am happy with how our summer is going," Borowski said. "We have found out a lot about what we will have for next year. The summer has been key for the coaches as it has become clear to us that we need to maintain our pitching work but really step up our offensive practice, especially our baserunning.
"We have just enough guys who can put the ball in play on a regular basis to give us a shot at winning a lot of games next year. If we can get those guys better, and raise the level of offense from a few other kids, we will be set for a very good year.
"In the summer we are batting 17, 18 kids a game. It's hard to get continuity from a lineup when you do that, yet we have been able to compete and play well in every game. The summer is not so much about winning, but more about trying and experimenting. Trying new kids at different spots, trying some plays you've been wanting to do, and as a player trying and pushing yourself beyond what you think is your regular game. I like the summer for all those things and more."
Brethren Christian concluded its varsity summer season with a 10-12 record, finishing its schedule with four consecutive victories.
"Considering we had four projected starters either transfer or decide not to play, I feel we had a great summer." BC Coach Jon Bahnsen said. "We improved greatly while still competing at a good level against some tough opponents."
Ocean View went 2-2 last weekend at the Point Loma Team Camp, and previously defeated Rancho Alamitos July 9 in the Western Summer League.
The Seahawks wrap up summer play with a weekend appearance at the Palm Springs High School Tournament.
"Overall, we are getting better every day but we have not been very consistent," Ocean View Coach Tim Walsh said. "At times, we look really good on both ends of the floor, and play solid team basketball. At other times, we let our offensive frustrations impact our overall effort, and things fall apart. We are happy with the effort, but we have a long way to go."