PREP EXTRA: ORANGE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL : Loara’s Defense Still Tough in 28-7 Victory Over Anaheim


Loara’s defense, which sacked Western’s Dean Chambers seven times last week, held Anaheim to 190 total yards in a 28-7 victory in a nonleague game Friday night at Glover Stadium.

“The defense has really come around early,” Loara Coach John de Fries said. “They play hard and attack.”

Quarterback Archie Lappin had an outstanding night for Loara, completing 15 of 27 passes for 201 yards. Lappin also had two touchdown passes, the first a 39-yard catch by Marcus McBride to take a 7-0 first-quarter lead.


Anaheim’s Reuben Droughns, in his first game of the year, was held to 104 rushing yards and was a factor only in the Colonists’ one scoring drive, in which he had carries of 26 and 33 yards. Jose Rodriguez rushed 11 yards for the touchdown and a 7-7 tie.

After that, Loara dominated the game, controlling the ball for most of the second and third quarters. The Saxons (1-1) took a 15-7 second quarter lead on Jeremiah Marchand-Simon’s 39-yard touchdown reception.

Loara drove to the Colonists’ four-yard line at the end of the half, but Pat Marmaud missed a 20-yard field goal attempt.

Still, Loara kept the momentum out of the locker room, allowing Anaheim (0-2) only four plays from scrimmage in the third quarter.

“We came into this game unprepared,” Anaheim Coach Allen Carter said.