High school sports

Three now in the ‘Final Four’

LOBOS try to block that kick in last week’s CIF-SS game against Walnut (OC Tribune photo).

After a dozen or more games, the CIF-SS football season comes down to one, or two more contests for three local schools.

Western High of Anaheim, Huntington Beach  and Westminster high schools will play their semifinal games on Friday. The winners, of course, will advance to the finals next week.

In Division 5 play, Western (10-1) will visit Orange Vista (9-3). In Division Six, Huntington Beach (6-6) will visit Simi Valley.

In Division 11, Westminster takes on Riverside Poly (6-6) at Martin Luther King High.

Top football performances

Anthony Luna (Western) passed for 147 yards and three touchdowns vs. Apple Valley.

Malachi Alatorre (Western) rushed for 78 yards and one score.

Brady Edmunds (Huntington Beach) passed for 271 yards and one TD against Ontario Christian. He rushed for 27 more.

Tyler Young (Huntington Beach) rushed for 169 yards and four touchdowns.

Hunter Gray (Huntington Beach) caught six passes for 128 yards and one score.

Benny Burns (Westminster) passed for 116 yards and rushed for 20 more against Cantwell-Sacred Heart.

Jaden Tan (Westminster) kicked the field goal that won the game 3-0.

Frankie Armenta (Ocean View) passed for 153 yards and a touchdown against Bell Gardens. He ran for 12 more.

Jayden Trujillo (Ocean View) rushed for 80 yards.

Oilers keep on swimming

After winning the CIF-SS Division 1 boys’ water polo championship on Saturday by 10-9 over Laguna Beach, the Huntington Beach Oilers are in the CIF SoCal Division 1 Regionals against Harvard-Westlake of Studio City on Tuesday.

A win there would put the Oilers into the semifinals against the winner of Newport Harbor-Bishop’s Knight’s of La Jolla on Friday.

Orangewood at Oceanside

In CIF Girls Volleyball Division V tournament, Orangewood Academy of Garden Grove (23-11) visits Oceanside  (23-11) on Tuesday. The winner advances to the state championship game on Friday at Santiago Canyon College.

Is it hoops time, already?

Believe it or not, the local high school basketball season  began on Monday. That’ll be tournament and other non-league contests. League play will follow, with that winding up on Feb. 2 or 3.

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