Season in full swing now

Huntington Beach and Marina are the final two local teams kick off the 2010 prep football season.

September 08, 2010|By Mike Sciacca,

Following a summer of passing league contests, preseason two-a-days and going head-to-head against teammates, the 2010 prep football season finally begins Friday for both Huntington Beach and Marina.

Both teams are traveling to begin their campaigns — the Oilers on a short drive into Newport Beach to face Corona del Mar while the Vikings head further south to Capistrano Valley.

The other four local teams, Brethren Christian, Edison, Fountain Valley and Ocean View, play their second games this weekend.


Bloomington Christian vs. Brethren Christian (0-1), 6:30 p.m. Friday, at Brethren Christian High: Brethren Christian gets the weekend off to a start by opening its home schedule against the Ravens ,who are plying their season opener.


The Warriors are looking to bounce back from a season-opening defeat to Pasadena Poly. In that game, the host Panthers erupted for 36 first-quarter points to establish command en route to a 50-15 victory. Quarterback Sam Franklin ran for one score and threw a touchdown pass to Alex Debardelaben and Levi Duren nailed a 46-yard field goal for Brethren Christian.

Huntington Beach vs. Corona del Mar (1-0), 7 p.m. Friday, at Newport Harbor High: It's the season opener for Huntington Beach, which takes on the 1-0 Sea Kings.

Corona del Mar opened its season Friday at home, where it cruised past Savanna, 36-14. Junior running back Clay Reinhardt rushed for 167 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 24 carries to lead the victory. Senior quarterback Mitch Gardner threw two touchdown passes to junior Cole Cottrell.

"CdM is a very good team with some speed," Huntington Beach Coach Eric Lo said. "They have a very good running back (Reinhardt) and quarterback (Gardner).

Marina vs. Capistrano Valley (0-1), 7 p.m. Friday, at Capo Valley High: Marina begins its first season under Coach George Pascoe against a Capistrano Valley team that dropped its opener Friday to Trabuco Hills, 17-0.

The Cougars, also under a first-year Coach in Matt Poston, played the Mustangs, who finished runner-up last year to La Habra in the CIF Southwest Conference, tough but gave up two second-half touchdowns. Senior wide receiver/strong safety Cole Winninghoff is a key performer for Capo.

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