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These Three Go for No. 3

Valencia, Irvine and Los Alamitos will attempt this season to become the first Orange County high school football teams to win three consecutive Southern Section titles since the 1961-63 Brea-Olinda teams.

Brea-Olinda won 1-A championships in 1961 and ’62, and followed with a 2-A title in 1963.

Valencia, led by three-year starting linebacker Chris Draft, has won consecutive Division VI titles.

Los Alamitos won the Division III title in 1991 and shared the Division II championship with Esperanza last season.

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Irvine won Division II in 1991 and Division IV last season.

Besides Brea-Olinda, three section teams have won three consecutive titles: Paso Robles (Northern titles from 1951 to 1953), Redondo Beach (major division titles from 1942 to 1944) and Temple City (4-A title in 1976, followed by two consecutive Eastern championships).

Temple City holds the section record with four consecutive titles from 1970 to 1973.


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