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Prep Extra: Saturday Football Pullout : Scorecard / County Highlights From Week 7

October 22, 1994

HOW LONG IS LONG?

How long is Ocean View's 36-game losing streak? Long enough that there is no heir apparent. Los Angeles Jordan had the second-longest streak in the state until last week, dropping 31 in a row before its 9-8 victory over Huntington Park last Friday. Who is next on the list? Maricopa? Biggs? California School for the Deaf/Riverside? Nobody is quite sure.

Nelson Tennis of Cal-Hi Sports has traditionally kept a list of the six or eight longest winning and losing streaks, which he updates at the end of each season.

However, two factors have kept that list from being useful: Every school except Ocean View on the top-six list, the aforementioned teams included, has snapped its streak by winning this year. Also, the state library in Sacramento, the source of much of Tennis' comprehensive research, has been closed for remodeling.

CLASH OF THE TITANS

Friday's game between Mater Dei and San Clemente featured two of the county's top linemen in Matt Motherway and Brett Samperi; however, the much-anticipated clash between Motherway, who goes both ways for the Monarchs, and Samperi, who plays only on offense, never really materialized.

"We went against each other just one time," Samperi said, "but we ran a draw-trap and I didn't get to hit him."

ON THE RECORD

"I don't let Gatorade on the field because of this; it gets your underwear sticky."

--Bill Denny, after getting his first Gatorade-type shower as a head coach--with water--after Mission Viejo upset Capistrano Valley, 14-13.

LOOKING AHEAD

A couple of long streaks will be on the line next week.

Los Alamitos, which has not lost in its past 42 games--although Edison led the Griffins, 12-7, with only 38 seconds left to play Thursday night--puts its No. 1 ranking on the line Thursday at Long Beach Veterans Stadium, where it plays host to No. 3 Esperanza.

The Aztecs, who have two losses this season (to powerhouses Mater Dei and Long Beach Poly), are a well-rounded team that should pose a formidable foe.

On the other end of the spectrum, Ocean View, which has the state's longest losing streak (36 games), plays host Friday to Santa Ana at Huntington Beach High.

The Saints are winless but have a chance to be a winner when they play host to Tustin (0-6) at Santa Ana Stadium at 7 tonight.

FLAGS WILL FLY

It pays to keep your hands to yourself.

After Mission Viejo's Michael Smith returned a kickoff 34 yards, he was run out of bounds on his own sideline, then was hit late by a Capistrano Valley tackler. Two of Smith's teammates came to his defense and pushed the offender. Flags flew. The Diablos got the ball advanced 15 yards from the end of Smith's run, but then had two personal foul penalties marched off against them.

Result? First and 40 from the Diablo 25.

ARTISTS' REUNION

Laguna Beach celebrated its 60th year of football Friday night, bringing back from its 1934 team, nine players: Lucian Means, Evert Biggs, Ken Nasler, Lou Carscaden, Herman Walker, Art Sherman, Quinton Wirtz, Rollo Becke and Doc Blacketer.

HOW TOP 10 FARED

Results of games involving teams in the Orange County Sportswriters' Poll:

1. Los Alamitos (7-0)

beat Edison (5-2), 15-12, Thursday.

2. Mater Dei (7-0)

beat San Clemente (3-4), 38-7.

3. Esperanza (5-2)

beat Huntington Beach (1-6), 21-7.

4. Edison (5-2)

lost to Los Alamitos (7-0), 15-12,

Thursday.

5. Newport Harbor (7-0)

beat Corona del Mar (3-4), 7-6.

6. Anaheim (5-1-1)

lost to Brea-Olinda (5-1-1), 14-10,

Thursday.

7. Kennedy (6-1)

beat Cypress (2-5), 21-3.

8. Marina (5-2)

lost to Fountain Valley (4-3), 31-8.

9. Los Amigos (6-1)

beat Garden Grove (4-3), 28-7.

10. Savanna (6-1)

beat Valencia (1-5-1), 28-7, Thursday.

Friday's Best

RUSHING

1. Charles Chatman

Costa Mesa vs. Aliso Niguel

415 yards in 43 carries

2. Dahrin Footman

Esperanza vs. Huntington Beach

277 yards in 29 carries

3. Larry Montgomery

Troy vs. La Habra

197 yards in 24 carries

4. Steve Bodnar

Mater Dei vs. San Clemente

146 yards in 17 carries

5. Tucker Highfield

University vs. Laguna Beach

132 yards in 16 carries

ALL-TIME ORANGE COUNTY / ONE-GAME RUSHING

1. Jim Gleed

Dana Hills, 1979

418 yards

2. Charles Chatman

Costa Mesa, 1994

415 yards

3. Reuben Droughns

Anaheim, 1993

361 yards

4. Mike Miscione

Esperanza, 1986

348 yards

5. Dana Riddle

Rancho Alamitos, 1989

344 yards

PASSING

1. John Flynn

Mater Dei vs. San Clemente

17 of 28, 249 yards

2. Sonje Berg

La Habra vs. Troy

18 of 34, 248 yards

3. Scott Larsen

Irvine vs. Woodbridge

9 of 16, 244 yards

4. Greg Garand

Sunny Hills vs. Fullerton

17 of 34, 219 yards

5. Jerry Allison

Westminster vs. Saddleback

11 of 20, 209 yards

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