High school sports

Six “big games” for area footballers

GARDEN GROVE HIGH quarterback Jacob Zazueta gets set to hand off to running back Mike Carrillo in action earlier this season. The Argonauts (8-1 overall) will host Segerstrom (8-1) on Thursday in a battle for the championship of the Big 4 League (Orange County Tribune photo).

It’s championship week in high school football for teams in the Garden Grove-Huntington Beach-Stanton-Westminster area.

Games on Thursday and Friday nights will determine who will walk off the field as league champs, and who will walk off with the consolation prize of a likely CIF playoff berth.

Here are the key matchups.

  • Segerstrom (8-1, 2-0) and Garden Grove (8-1, 2-0) will be making history on Thursday when they clash at Monsoor Stadium. The Big 4 League is brand new and winner will be its initial champ. The Argonauts are favored.
  • Orange (8-1, 4-0) will clash with Santa Ana (7-2, 4-0) on Friday for the Orange Coast League title. This looks like a toss-up to us.
  • Western (8-1, 2-0) will host Ocean View (8-1, 1-1) for the inaugural Pac 4 crown on Friday. The Pioneers will be the favorite, as the Seahawks got thumped last week by Laguna Beach.
  • Huntington Beach (6-3, 2-2) will visit Corona del Mar (7-1-1, 3-0-1) at Newport Harbor High on Friday. If the Oilers can pull off an upset, they could knock the Sea Kings out of the championship picture.
  • Edison (5-4, 3-1 in Sunset League) at Los Alamitos (7-1-1, 3-1) at Cerritos College. If the Chargers can upset the Griffins that would really tangle the league title situation.
  • Rancho Alamitos (6-3, 4-0) at Loara (7-2, 4-0) at Glover Field in Anaheim at 4 p.m. Friday in a  game that will determine the Garden Grove League crown.

Other games this week (all on Friday) include:

  • Marina (2-7 overall, 0-2 in Big 4 play) at Westminster (0-9, 0-2).
  • Pacifica (4-5, 2-2 in the Empire League) at Kennedy (3-6, 1-3).
  • Magnolia (2-7, 0-4 in the Orange League) at Santa Ana Valley (1-3, 4-5).

CIF-SS polls for fall sports winding up

Here are local teams noted in CIF-SS polls released on Monday afternoon.


  • Division 9: Orange is third, Garden Grove is seventh.
  • Division 11: Western is first, Ocean View is fifth.

Note: Football pairings will be available after 10 a.m. on Sunday at http://www.CIF-SS.org.

Boys’ water polo

  • Divisions 1 and 2: Huntington Beach is 19th.
  • Division 6: Los Amigos is seventh.
  • Division 7: Rancho Alamitos is third.

Cross country

  • Boys Division 4: Ocean View is fifth.
  • Girls Division 3: Pacifica is 16th.
  • Girls Division 4: Ocean View is 14th.

Girls’ tennis

  • Division 3: Garden Grove is sixth.
  • Division 4: Bolsa Grande is unranked, but received some votes.
  • Division 5: Westminster in sixth.

Prep Sport Spotlight appears on Tuesdays during the high school athletic year.





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