High School Roundup: Edison shuts out rival Fountain Valley in the Bell Game

Edison's Mateo Liau runs the ball against Newport Harbor at Huntington Beach High School on March 18.
Edison’s Mateo Liau runs the ball against Newport Harbor at Huntington Beach High School on March 18.
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Mateo Liau turned eight carries into 48 yards and two touchdowns, as the Edison High School football team defeated Fountain Valley 40-0 in the Bell Game rivalry on Friday at Ocean View High School.

Nico Brown had three catches for 89 yards and a touchdown, adding a 74-yard punt return for a score. Braeden Boyles completed seven of 10 passes for 138 yards, and Jacob Hanlon had eight completions on 14 attempts for 174 yards for Edison (3-1, 2-1 in the Sunset League).

Bradley Luna made three grabs for 66 yards, and Ethan Ton had a 21-yard receiving touchdown.

Chargers coach Jeff Grady said the standout defensive performance was keyed by Jeremy Alcorn, Dane Despars and Jerian Operana. Alcorn had three sacks in the first quarter.

Fountain Valley dropped to 0-4 overall and 0-3 in league.

Los Alamitos 63, Huntington Beach 14: Malachi Nelson had a school-record seven touchdown passes for the visiting Griffins in a Sunset League football game on Friday night.

Los Alamitos (4-0, 3-0) maintained its grip on first place, while Huntington Beach dropped to 2-2 overall and 1-2 in league.

Marina 35, Garden Grove 0: Brantt Riederich rushed for 144 yards and a touchdown to lead the host Vikings on Friday in a Big 4 League game.

Jack Miller threw for 140 yards and a touchdown for Marina (3-1, 1-0). Dane Brenton made six catches for 54 yards and a touchdown, and Ayden Lastra had a 74-yard kick return for a touchdown.

Santa Ana 37, Estancia 6: Freddy Guzman kicked two field goals to account for the Eagles’ scoring in Friday’s Orange Coast League game at Santa Ana Stadium.

Lucas Pacheco started at quarterback for Estancia (1-3, 0-2 in league) due to injuries. Noah Aires had an interception on defense.

Santa Ana improved to 4-0 overall, 1-0 in league.

Estancia hosts Laguna Beach in a nonleague game Friday.

La Quinta 23, Los Amigos 18: The Lobos fell to 0-3 in the Garden Grove League after dropping Friday’s game at Bolsa Grande High.

Los Amigos next plays at first-place Rancho Alamitos on Friday.


Edison 76, Huntington Beach 53: The host Chargers were led by Connor Collins’ 21 points in Friday’s nonleague game.

Trey Wilborn had 13 points and Luke Serven added 12 points for Edison (2-0).

Mater Dei 73, Marina 60: The Vikings took their first loss in the second of back-to-back games against Trinity League teams to open the season on Friday at home.

AJ Robinson had 16 points to lead Marina (1-1). Robert Aguirre provided 15 points, and Eric Hodgkins scored 14 points.


Newport Harbor 3, San Clemente 1: Jake Read had 11 kills and two blocks to lead the host Sailors to a 25-15, 25-22, 20-25, 25-21 win on Friday in a nonleague match.

James Eadie added eight kills and seven blocks for Newport Harbor (1-0). Luca Curci had nine kills and five service aces and Rees Clasen added seven kills and three blocks.


Estancia 2, Costa Mesa 1: Drew Mitts allowed one run on five hits over seven innings in making the start for the Eagles on Friday in the Battle for the Bell game at home.

Mitts, who struck out five, also went two for three at the plate, while Andrew Coyotzi had a hit and scored the winning run on a sacrifice-fly by Jack Moyer.

Estancia improved to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the Orange Coast League.


Newport Harbor 10, Laguna Hills 0 (five innings): Eliana Gottlieb had two doubles and three runs batted in to lead the Sailors on Saturday in a nonleague game at home.

Kendall Kelly had three hits, two doubles and drove in two runs for Newport Harbor (5-2).

Lindsey Blanchfield also had two hits, and McKayla Cotton threw four shutout innings.


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