High school sports

Panthers prowl for CIF-SS title

ORANGE HIGH will play San Jacinto High for the CIF-SS Division 6 football title on Friday (Shutterstock).

Orange High School’s football team will host San Jacinto High Friday night in the CIF-SS Division 6 championship game.

The Panthers are 11-2 overall and champions of the Orange Coast League. The Tigers are also 11-2 and champs of the Mountain Pass League.

Orange High defeated Loyola High of Los Angeles 38-35 in the semifinal game last week to advance to the finals. San Jacinto edged Calabasas 15-14 last week in the other semifinal match.

The Panthers offense features Hype Grand, who has thrown 19 TD passes, and a triple rushing threat of Grand (seven touchdowns), Kobe Boykin (10) and Ardwon Morris (12). 

The Tigers have a balanced offense, with Dereun Dortch passing for 2,712 yards and 35 touchdowns and Malachi Brown rushed for 1,115 yards and 18 touchdowns.

The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Fred Kelly Stadium on the El Modena High campus.

(Note to readers: High school students from Garden Grove residing east of Haster Street are in Orange High’s attendance area).

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