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High School Football: The big game is back

Ocean View, Marina plan to renew rivalry when the teams meet Friday night at 7 at Ocean View.

September 04, 2013|By Mike Sciacca

Fountain Valley came up with a big second half Friday at Tustin High, the effort resulting in a 49-28 victory over Foothill to make Ray Fenton's coaching debut at the school a success. The Barons put up 21 second-half points while the defense posted a shutout in the final two quarters.

Senior quarterback Scott Schultz threw for 152 yards with an 87-yard touchdown pass to senior receiver Jacob Church and an 11-yard touchdown passes to junior receiver Ryan Finley. Senior quarterback Travis Hood, a transfer from Buena Park playing in his first game for the Barons, threw for 111 yards with TD passes to Noah Rivard (66 yards) and Anthony Arevalos (11, 15 yards), the latter a transfer from Cypress.

Senior running back Isaiah Davis was the game's leading rusher with 121 yards which included a scoring run of 73 yards late in the first quarter that put the Barons in front, 14-7.

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Fountain Valley's defense also got into the scoring act when junior cornerback Jacob Rodriguez returned an interception 71 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. Rodriguez also returned an interception for a score in the Barons' scrimmage two weeks ago against Corona del Mar.

The Barons defense came up with four turnovers including three interceptions.

"I'm really happy for the guys and the success they had Friday," Fenton said. "They have put in a lot of hard work so it was really great to see them do so well. We talked about 'finishing' from Day 1, and the guys did just that. They finished.

"I thought both of our quarterbacks (Schultz, Hood) did a great job. One (Schultz) averaged 11 yards per completion, and the other (Hood), averaged 10 yards per pass. Those are pretty good averages."

Dana Hills began its season Friday and lost, 31-10, to Trabuco Hills. Senior quarterback Mac Vail threw for 159 yards and senior running back Andrew Dunn rushed for a touchdown.

"They do a really good job running the ball and they are a well-coached team," Fenton said of the Dolphins.

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Huntington Beach (1-0) vs. Magnolia (1-0)

(7 p.m., Western High)

A week after opening with a home win against Bakersfield Christian, Huntington plays it initial road game of the season against the Sentinels at Handel Stadium.

Two big plays, a goal line defensive stand late in the first half, and a long touchdown pass on the final play of the half, turned the tide for the Oilers in their 32-10 opening win against Bakersfield Christian at Sheue Field.

The defensive stance protected a 10-3 Oilers' lead.

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