High school sports

Argos closing in on a 6th league title

GARDEN GROVE, Huntington Beach, Westminster and La Quinta posted football wins Friday night.

Garden Grove High’s football team moved into sole possession of first place in the Garden Grove League football race Friday with its 47-0 win over Santiago. Combined with La Quinta’s 40-14 victory over Rancho Alamitos, the Argonauts (4-3 overall) are the only team in the GGL with a 3-0 record.

Should Grove win its next two games, it will mean a sixth straight GGL title for the Argos, who move into the Golden West League for 2018.

Also on Monday, Westminster moved into a three-way tie for second place in the GWL with its 27-20 win over Ocean View. The Lions (6-2 overall, 2-1 in league) are tied with Segerstrom (6-2, 2-1) and Orange (7-1, 2-1) for second. They all trail Santa Ana (3-0, 7-1).

Here are scores from Friday night high school football games in the Garden Grove-Huntington Beach-Westminster area. More details as they become available.

GARDEN GROVE LEAGUE

  • La Quinta 40, Rancho Alamitos 14: The Aztecs moved into a tie with the Vaqueros for second place in the GGL. La Quinta is now 7-1 overall and 2-1 in league, while Rancho is 5-3 and 2-0.
  • Garden Grove 47, Santiago 0: The Argos are closing in on another GGL title, while the Cavaliers fell to 4-4 overall and 1-2 in league.

GOLDEN WEST LEAGUE

  • Westminster 27, Ocean View 20: Noah Melbon threw for 223 yards and two touchdowns as the Lions held off a late rally by the Seahawks. OVHS fell to 0-3 in league and 4-4 overall.

SUNSET LEAGUE

  • Huntington Beach 28, Marina 20: Arick McLawyer passed for 100 yards and ran for 92 more as the Oilers moved into third place in the league. He accounted for three of his team’s scores. HBHS is 3-5 overall but 2-1 in the Sunset. Ian Green had 115 yards passing and one TD for the Vikings (3-5, 0-3).

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