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.
“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.