Rocky Hinds, a 6-foot-5 quarterback at Playa del Rey St. Bernard, will miss the football season after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament in his knee during a scrimmage last week.
Hinds, who was considered to be among the top college prospects in the nation but has not committed, suffered the injury as he made a cut.
-- Eric Sondheimer
Tailback Ravonne Gooden scored on runs of 31 and 60 yards on Fontana Kaiser’s first two possessions and the Cats defeated Rancho Cucamonga, 34-0, in a season opener for both teams Thursday at Fontana High.
Running out of a double-tight end, single-back set, Gooden took his first handoff and went up the middle for a touchdown four minutes into the first quarter.
The play was set up by Alex Carillo’s interception when Rancho Cucamonga had a second-and-13 situation from its 18-yard line.
Gooden’s second touchdown came with five minutes left in the first quarter when the Cats went for it on fourth and one.
He finished with 200 yards in 22 carries.
Tino Amancio kicked two field goals in the first half, including a 42-yarder to end the second quarter and give Kaiser a 20-0 lead. Kaiser held Rancho Cucamonga to 57 yards rushing and 107 total yards.
Spencer Link had two of his three touchdown receptions in the first half and defensive lineman Saami Khalifian recovered two fumbles, returning one 34 yards for a touchdown, to lift host Newport Harbor to a 35-8 victory over Mission Viejo Trabuco Hills in a season opener.
On the game’s opening drive, Trabuco Hills’ Alex Aubel was sacked by Greg Miner and fumbled. Khalifian picked up the ball and returned it for a touchdown. On Newport Harbor’s first possession, Kasey Peters threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Link for a 14-0 lead. Link also had touchdown receptions of 54 and two yards.
-- Dan Arritt