Anton Villanueva of Santa Margarita rushed for 168 yards in six carries but the Saints lost to Rancho Bernardo, 37-23. Villanueva had scoring runs of 75 yards and 32 yards.

Christian Moore of Westminster rushed for 180 yards in 14 carries and scored twice in a 27-7 victory over La Quinta.

Mater Dei quarterback Billy Blanton was 13 for 21 with 318 yards and three first-half touchdown passes in Mater Dei's 27-21 victory over Capistrano Valley. Blanton's 318 yards fell 72 yards shy of Orange County's top five all-time passing performances. Rancho Alamitos' Tom Tryon is fifth all-time, throwing for 390 yards in 1984 against Los Amigos.


Tustin's Nick Cantu and Adam Schulenburg combined to sack Foothill quarterback Tim Chaix at the Tillers' 29-yard line with 14 second to preserve Tustin's 6-0 victory.


Danny Kang caught a pair of touchdown passes from Jason Minici to help Irvine to a 14-7 victory over University, the fourth in a row for the Vaqueros in the series.


Twin killing: Valencia defensive backs Korey and Kevin Alexander, identical twins, continued their similarities on the field. Both had interceptions in the Tigers' 20-12 victory over St. John Bosco.

Servite's Matt Finch had two quarterback sacks and assisted on a third in the Friars' 31--23 victory over Alemany.


La Habra held a moment of silence in the memory of former running back Jeff Besinaiz, who committed suicide last spring. Besinaiz was selected to play in the 1989 Orange County All-Star game and was a two-year starter for La Habra. His jersey number, 28, was retired in a brief ceremony before La Habra's season opener against El Modena.

Capistrano Valley's Scott Patton overcame a shaky first half in his first start as quarterback, completing 16 of 30 passes for 251 yards and a touchdown in a 27-21 loss to Mater Dei. A three-year starter, Patton played two years at slotback.


St. John Bosco students waited until the final line of the national anthem Friday night. The student section shouted out, "And the home of the Brave."

St. John Bosco's nickname is the Braves. And, yes, the game was on their field.

A greatly improved Anaheim team had two big individual performances in its 33-22 loss to Fullerton. Running back Che Garcia carried 15 times for 112 yards and scored two touchdowns and quarterback Phillip Covarrubias was completed 13 of 27 passes for 183 yards. Unfortunately, Garcia fumbled lost two fumbles and Covarrubias had two passes intercepted.


'I told the kids before the game, I'll be up in the stands next week rooting for him to break the record, but I don't want it to come against me tonight.'

--Gary Meek, Esperanza coach, before his Aztecs' 21-9 victory over Coach Dick Hill's Santa Ana team. A victory would have given Hill and Orange County-record 192 career victories. Meek played for Hill at Santa Ana Valley from 1964-66.

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