High school sports

Bad night for Sunset, good for M’s, Aztecs

THE LA QUINTA Aztec band had plenty to about as the football team has won three of four games (OC Tribune photo).

THE LA QUINTA band had plenty to toot about as the football team has won three of four games (OC Tribune photo).

The big game of the week Friday ended up being a big letdown for Edison High. The undefeated Chargers, ranked number one in the CIF-SS Division 3, took on Mater Dei, ranked first in the state, and were beaten 42-0 at LeBard Stadium on the Orange Coast College campus in Costa Mesa.

Griffin O’Connor was the top offensive performer for EHS, passing for 61 yards in the loss. The Chargers (4-1) have a week off before beginning Sunset League play on Oct. 6 against Newport Harbor.

Overall, only two of seven local (Garden Grove-Huntington Beach-Westminster) area teams playing Friday night posted wins.

La Quinta and Pacifica each won. The Aztecs improved to 3-1 with their 27-20 win over Garey. Dylan Do rushed for 194 yards to lead the Aztecs. In Pacifica’s 42-7 win over Aliso Niguel, Ben Jefferson threw for 268 yards (and five touchdowns) and ran for 91 more as the Mariners saw their record go to 3-2.

Bolsa Grande fell to 1-4 with its 57-0 loss to Crean Lutheran, but will have a week off before opening Garden Grove League play on Oct. 7 vs. Rancho Alamitos.

Los Amigos (2-2) followed last week’s big win with a big loss, falling 46-13 to Dana Hills. The Lobos are next in action on Thursday hosting Saddleback at Garden Grove High.

The Sunset League completed a 0-3 Friday night with losses by Huntington Beach and Marina. Nick Welch threw for 101 years for the Oilers (2-3), but it was not nearly enough as HB lost 38-6 to San Juan Hills.

Marina (3-2) lost its second straight in falling 48-21 to St. Anthony High of Long Beach. The Vikes have a bye, then start league action on Oct. 7 hosting Los Alamitos at Westminster High.




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