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Orange County High School Football / Prep Extra : Scorecard: County Highlights From Week 6

October 14, 1995

STILL THE ONE

Although the senior season of Larry Montgomery has been ended by a knee injury, the Troy running back is still being sought after by many Division I schools.

He'll pay an official visit to UCLA this weekend, and Washington State is still trying to persuade him to come. Florida State has requested game film.

"Realistically I don't think the word is out yet [about the injury]," Warrior Coach John Turek said. "There will be a downside. But it's not an injury that will keep him from playing again, and whatever school gets him will be lucky. He wants to play, but rarely do you have a kid with his kind of future, and you don't want to jeopardize that."

He finished with 374 yards in 38 carries.

ON THE RECORD

'Hey, where's our bugle?'

--Alfredo Rodriguez, Westminster linebacker/running back, after the Lions beat Ocean View, 19-14, in the "Battle of the Bugle" Friday.

LOOKING AHEAD

It's Big Game week again.

The Los Alamitos-Esperanza battle for Sunset League supremacy takes place Friday night. Los Alamitos (6-0), is ranked No. 1 in the nation by USA Today, and the Aztecs (4-2), who play some of the toughest nonleague opponents around, are ranked sixth in Orange County.

Last year's game, which the Griffins rallied to win, 35-32, was played in front of 10,000 at Veterans Stadium. Esperanza officials are keeping this year's game at Valencia High, where capacity is 5,280 at Bradford Stadium.

Capistrano Valley plays at San Clemente Friday night. The winner could present a formidable challenge to Mater Dei in the South Coast League.

El Toro plays host to Corona del Mar Friday night at Trabuco Hills High in what could be a high-scoring Sea View League matchup.

MISSED CHANCE

At the end of the first half of El Toro's 24-15 victory over Newport Harbor Friday, kicker Chad Johnson lined up to attempt a 59-yard field goal.

Johnson, who has booted a 47-yarder this season and says he has kicked a 60-yarder in practice, was denied a chance to break the county record when the Chargers were flagged for illegal motion before the snap.

Detroit Tiger rookie Phil Nevin (El Dorado) set the record of 57 yards in 1988.

ANAHEIM ROOTS

Five members of the Brea Olinda coaching staff have histories with Anaheim High, their Friday night opponent.

Wildcat Coach Jon Looney played for the Colonists, as did assistant coaches George Dena, Dan Herrera and George Fraser, who also coached at Anaheim. Inside linebackers coach Wayne Atkins, who also coached at Anaheim, still teaches there.

ON THE RECORD

'My kids played hard, but I was just outcoached in this game. I take full blame for this loss.'

--Mark Takkinen, Sonora coach, explaining why the Raiders were defeated by Sunny Hills, 21-17, Friday.

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HOW TOP 10 FARED

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

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1. Los Alamitos (6-0)

beat Edison (4-2), 35-12, Thursday.

2. Mater Dei (6-0)

beat Dana Hills (1-5), 49-0.

3. San Clemente (5-1)

beat Mission Viejo (0-6), 40-0.

4. Capistrano Valley (5-1)

beat Trabuco Hills (1-5), 24-14.

5. El Toro (5-1)

beat Newport Harbor (2-4), 24-15.

6. Esperanza (4-2)

beat Huntington Beach (3-3), 40-0, Thursday.

7. Fountain Valley (5-1)

beat Marina (2-4), 46-26.

8. Santa Margarita (5-1)

beat Irvine (3-3), 17-14.

9. University (6-0)

beat Estancia (4-2), 12-0.

10. Foothill (3-3)

lost to Canyon (5-1), 12-7.

Nonleague by League

The cumulative nonleague football records of county leagues, through games of Oct. 13:

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League Div. Record Pct. Century V 22-8-0 .733 Pacific Coast VIII 22-8-0 .733 Sunset I 21-9-0 .700 Sea View V 17-12-1 .583 Orange V 16-14-0 .533 South Coast I 15-15-0 .500 Freeway VII 14-15-1 .483 Golden West V 11-19-0 .367 Empire V 9-20-1 .317 Garden Grove VII 6-17-0 .261

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