High school sports

Argos open with romp; M’s fall in 3OT’s

WEEK ONE of the local high school football season started Thursday night.

WEEK ONE of the local high school football season started Thursday night.

And this was supposed to be a rebuilding year.

Garden Grove High School’s football team announced its suitability for a sixth straight Garden Grove League title Thursday night when it opened the 2016 campaign with a 43-6 hammering of Santa Ana Valley at home.

It was just a non-league game but the Argonauts showed enough talent on both sides of the ball to be the GGL favorites again, although a strong Rancho Alamitos team may have something to say about that.

Grove was led by Joseph Camarillo, who scored three times. He caught a 28-yard TD pass and ran for touchdowns of six and seven yards. Quarterback Ruben Mendoza threw for a pair of touchdowns, and Fitu Lupematisila returned a pass interception for a 45-yard score.

The Argonauts (1-0) are again in action next Thursday when they host Westminster High.


Fans at Bolsa Grande Stadium Thursday night got their money’s worth of football as the non-league opener between the Mustangs and Mariners went into three overtimes before being settled on a field goal by Ryan Brosnan for the visitors. The game was tied 28-28 after four quarters. Ben Jefferson ran for 201 yards and one score and threw for 186 yards and three touchdowns. Matt Moslenko caught two TD scores and Raul Balderas ran for 112 yards and one touchdown for PHS. The Mariners (0-1) face Newport Harbor next Thursday at Orange Coast College.

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