The play of wide receiver Anthony Ramirez and special teams led Mission Viejo to a 21-13 victory over defending Southern Section Division I champion Loyola Friday night at Mission Viejo.
Ramirez caught touchdown passes of 65 and 74 yards and finished with three catches for 180 yards. His second touchdown, on a 74-yard option pass from reserve running back Adrian Amposta with 2:59 left in the game, sealed the season-opening victory.
Loyola was led by quarterback Clelio Boccato, who threw for 163 yards, one touchdown and one interception, hitting 14 of 24 passes.
Carson 45, Leuzinger 6--Wingback Theron Hill tied a Carson record with four touchdown runs and quarterback Jamie Sander passed for 176 yards and two touchdowns in his varsity debut.
Carson opened a 45-0 lead in the first half while holding Leuzinger to two yards. Hill rushed for 82 yards in 11 carries and Sander completed 12 of 17 passes, including his first seven attempts. Carson, defending City 4-A Division champion, won its first game under new co-coaches Marty Blankenship and Jim D'Amore.
Manual Arts 25, Crenshaw 20--Running back Michael Capers scored the winning touchdown on a 27-yard run in the fourth quarter to lift the Toilers at Crenshaw.
Capers finished with 127 yards in 12 carries. He also scored on a 36-yard touchdown.
Newhall Hart 32, Canyon Country Canyon 27--Senior quarterback Ryan Connors directed Hart's new no-huddle, run-and-shoot offense by completing 22 of 42 passes for 387 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Indians at College of the Canyons.
Canyon sophomore running back Ed Williams, who rushed for 204 yards, had a chance to give the Cowboys the lead but fumbled on the Hart six-yard line with 2:08 to play.
Oxnard Rio Mesa 35, Channel Islands 13--Senior tailback Tony Gray rushed for 50 yards in eight carries and scored three touchdowns to lead the Spartans at home.
Quartz Hill 19, Lompoc 7--Defensive back Doug Ybarra intercepted a third-quarter pass and returned it 77 yards for a touchdown to break a 7-7 tie.
Jerome Hunt provided the lone highlight for Lompoc, returning a punt 86 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter at Quartz Hill.
Pasadena Muir 34, Palmdale 8--Muir shredded Palmdale for 245 rushing yards at Pasadena City College.
Quarterback Andy Colbert led the attack with 80 yards in 13 carries and one touchdown. Running back Linza Williams added touchdowns on runs of 17 and four yards.
Ian Jewett, a sophomore outside linebacker from Palmdale, sustained a neck injury with 8:04 left in the third quarter and was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena.
The extent of the injury was not known, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
San Diego Lincoln 12, Dorsey 6--The Dons were held to 128 yards and Marlon Scott scored two one-yard touchdowns to lead Lincoln at Mesa College.
Gardena 13, Jefferson 6--Jefferson senior running back Tony Thomas rushed for 105 yards in 19 carries, but it was not enough to help the Democrats in their season opener at Gardena.
Thomas was one of the leading rushers in the City last season with 1,200 yards.
Grant 17, Verdugo Hills 14--Adam Rose rushed for 88 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns to pace host Grant to a come-from-behind victory.
Rancho Bernardo 37, Santa Margarita 23--Anton Villanueva gained 168 yards in six carries and scored two touchdowns for the Eagles, who lost their season opener at Poway High.
Villanueva opened the scoring with a 32-yard run to give Santa Margarita and early 7-0 lead. Villanueva later scored on a 75-yard touchdown run.