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ORANGE COUNTY PREP FOOTBALL : Mission Viejo Tries to End Hart Streak

Hart High School, whose 14-game football winning streak is the third longest in the Southern Section, will play at Mission Viejo tonight at 7:30.

The Indians, the defending Northwestern Conference champions, have not been beaten since the 1986 season opener, a 42-32 loss to Canyon. Hart edged Mission Viejo, 14-13, last year in the schools’ first meeting.

“We played them tough last year,” said Bill Crow, Mission Viejo coach.

Mission Viejo opened this season with a 14-3 victory over San Diego Morse. Quarterback Troy Kopp threw two touchdown passes but also was intercepted three times.

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“Troy was good at times and not so good at other times,” Crow said. “His performance was about what I expected. I thought our defense was real good.”

Linebacker Jeff Pease led a defensive effort that limited Morse to 129 yards in total offense.

Darren Renfro, who moved from wide receiver to quarterback this season, led Hart to a 41-21 victory over Canyon in its opener. Renfro completed 16 of 23 passes for 265 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Offensive tackle Brian Jacobs, who is 6-feet 5-inches and 265 pounds, was listed by several publications as a preseason All-American.

“Hart is just what you would expect of a championship team,” Crow said. “They’re a balanced ballclub that plays real tough defense.”

In other games at 7:30 tonight, Marina meets Servite at Glover Stadium, Newport Harbor faces Ocean View at Sheue Field, Brea-Olinda travels to Walnut and Canyon travels to South Hills.


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