High school sports

Rancho defeats Cavs, 21-12

JESUS DIEGO (with ball) scored Rancho Alamitos’ first touchdown on Thursday night vs. Santiago (OC Tribune photo).

Who’ll stop the reign?

The Rancho Alamitos High football team has won (or tied for) five consecutive Garden Grove League championships and took a big step toward a sixth with a a 21-12 victory Thursday night over Santiago High at Monsoor Stadium. 

With the win, the Vaqueros are 4-2 overall and 1-0 in GGL play. The Cavaliers are 3-3 and 0-1.

In another Grove League game on Thursday. Bolsa Grande (now 4-2 and 1-0) defeated Loara (0-6, 0-1) by 47-28.

Other scores of interest include Los Alamitos over Fountain Valley 49-10 in a Sunset League opener. Tustin (6-0, 1-0) defeated Kennedy (5-2, 0-1) by 47-0 in the first game of the Empire League.

JAMES GONZALES (left) sets up to pass. At right, Rancho’s Omar Salazar (88) rushes (OC Tribune photo).

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