October 17, 1987 |
Western High School's defense buried Valencia under an avalanche of bodies, stifling the Tiger offense at every turn Friday night. As a result the visiting Pioneers won the Orange League opener in convincing fashion, 24-10, in front of 3,000 in Bradford Stadium. Western held Valencia to a meager 127 yards of total offense in a battle between the league's top teams. The vaunted Tiger rushing game scratched out only 19 yards in 22 carries.
November 14, 1987 |
Western High School's bid to become co-champions of the Orange League was punctuated by miscues aplenty. The Pioneers threw intercepted passes, had a punt blocked and, most important, had the game-winning extra point blocked, and therefore, were tied by Anaheim, 13-13, Friday night. A Glover Stadium crowd of about 7,500 saw the Pioneers lose a chance to share the title, along with Valencia. Instead, Western (7-2-1 overall, 3-1-1 in league) will settle for the second place.
September 5, 1989 |
Fullerton College publicists like to say the Hornets "came out of nowhere" to win the Mission Conference football title last season. While some may contend last season's success was no surprise, any similar accomplishment this season will surprise no one. Fullerton is picked first in the conference poll, second in the state poll behind Bakersfield and third in USA Today's national poll behind Bakersfield and Northeast Oklahoma A&M.
April 2, 1988
Sunny Hills High School received the most nominations for the North team that will participate in the 29th Orange County All-Star football game scheduled for July 8 in Orange Coast College's LeBard Stadium. Seven Sunny Hills players were nominated for the squad, one more than were nominated from El Modena, Los Alamitos and Servite.