September 8, 1990
Quarterback Tim Snowden completed 12 of 12 passes for 208 yards and four touchdowns to power Mission Viejo to a 42-12 victory over Long Beach Jordan Friday night. Snowden, a senior, did all of his damage in the first half to lead the Diablos to a 42-6 lead. Snowden threw his scoring passes to three receivers. Doug Roberson and Snowden connected on a 40-yard play for a 7-0 lead with 9 minutes 19 seconds left in the first quarter.
December 8, 1991 |
Darrell Thompson of Cerritos may have had the best running back credentials entering the Simple Green Orange County Bowl, but it was Saddleback's Marcellus Chrishon who ran away with the game Saturday. Chrishon gained an Orange County Bowl-record 207 yards and scored four touchdowns as Saddleback defeated Cerritos, 42-18, in front of about 3,000 at Orange Coast College. It was the eighth consecutive victory for Saddleback (10-1), ranked sixth in the nation by the J.C.
September 15, 1990
Mission Viejo High School begins a series of three consecutive games in San Diego County at 7:30 tonight against two-time defending section champion Rancho Buena Vista at Vista High. Mission Viejo then plays Sept. 21 at Oceanside El Camino, the 1989 2-A section champion, and Sept. 27 against San Diego Crawford. Rancho Buena Vista won the 2-A championship in 1988 with a 13-0 record and the 3-A title last year with an 11-3 mark, including two forfeit losses.
November 17, 1990 |
Mission Viejo High was selling its football programs Friday night by saying they contained all the highlights of the Diablos' season. Well, they contained almost all of the highlights. Mission Viejo saved some its best work for Arcadia in the first round of the Division II playoffs, winning, 56-15, at Capistrano Valley High School. Some additions for the next edition of the Diablos' program: --Mission Viejo piled up 356 yards in the first half.
November 24, 1990 |
Running back Marcellus Chrishon scored four touchdowns and rushed for 161 yards to lead Mission Viejo High School to a 35-12 victory over Downey in the quarterfinals of the Division II playoffs Friday night at Downey High School. In winning, Mission Viejo (11-1) became one of three South Coast League teams to reach the semifinals. The Diablos will meet Capistrano Valley, which also won, in one semifinal matchup next Friday night. El Toro advanced to the other semifinal.
September 28, 1990 |
Mission Viejo High School, ranked seventh in Orange County, had little trouble defeating Crawford High Thursday night. The Diablos (3-1) scored a 39-0 nonleague victory over the Colts (1-3) behind Beau LeBreton and Marcellus Chrishon, who each scored two touchdowns. LeBreton was the game's early hero, rushing eight yards for a touchdown on Mission Viejo's first drive, a 60-yard, 10-play effort that left the Diablos with a 6-0 lead after the extra-point attempt failed.
October 25, 1992 |
Saddleback College, the nation's top-ranked community college football team according to J.C. Grid-Wire, got a scare from an unlikely source Saturday night: San Diego Mesa. The Gauchos needed a second-half rally for a 16-12 Mission Conference victory over the Olympians at Saddleback. Quarterback Tim Snowden's 17-yard touchdown pass to tight end Dave Canfield early in the fourth quarter was the difference. "We got beat everywhere the whole game," Saddleback Coach Ken Swearingen said.
September 27, 1992
Saddleback gained 552 yards, including 327 rushing, and coasted to a 44-14 victory over Cerritos in a Mission Conference football game Saturday at Saddleback. Marcellus Chrishon rushed for 136 yards in 27 carries and scored one touchdown and quarterback Tim Snowden completed 14 of 21 passes for 225 yards and a touchdown to pace the Gauchos' attack. After Cerritos' Louie Major scored on a 13-yard run to tie the score, 7-7, in the first quarter, Saddleback (3-0), the No.
September 8, 1993
Saddleback dominated the 1992 season from start to finish. The Gauchos began the season as the top-ranked team in the J.C. Grid-Wire's national poll and ended in the same place. Saddleback is the only team to be ranked No. 1 an entire season by the grid-wire. Saddleback won the national title with a 24-12 victory over City College of San Francisco in the Orange County Simple Green Bowl. The teams were 10-0 in the regular season.