Rustlers, Ducks lose; Panthers win

GARDEN GROVE HIGH won its CIF-SS football playoff opener Thursday while the Anaheim Ducks beat the Carolina Hurricanes.

GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE lost its final football game of 2016, but Chapman University finished on a winning note. The Anaheim Ducks were blanked by the Nashville Predators.

A chance to win the Southern California Football Association National Southern League title slipped away Saturday evening as Golden West College fell 59-27 to Fullerton. The Rustlers finished the season overall at 4-6 and 3-2 in conference play.

sportsbriefsGWC fell behind 38-6 at the half to the Hornets (9-1, 4-1) on the game at Yorba Linda High, and a second half rally fell short.

Adam Vance threw for 230 yards and two scores, but was intercepted twice. On the ground, Darren Sandoval rushed for 97 yards and one score. Quinton Conway kicked two field goals and three extra points.


Chapman University’s football team completed its 2016 campaign with a flourish and a winning record as the Panthers crushed Occidental College 61-37 at home. CU posted an overall 5-4 mark, 4-3 in Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play.

CU was led by Ricky Bautista with 432 yards passing and six touchdowns. The top receiver was Ethan Weinstein, who caught 10 passes for 288 yards and tallied four scores.


The Anaheim Ducks fell into third place in the NHL Pacific with a 5-0 loss to the Nashville Predators Saturday. The defeat put their record at 7-6-3, good for 17 points.

John Gibson made 14 saves and gave up four goals. The Ducks are next in action on Tuesday back at Honda Center hosting the Edmonton Oilers (9-5-1), the current division leaders.




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