Friday Night Football Preview and More on Thursday Games

Students at Beckman Bridge support the Patriots on Thursday night. (Photo courtesy of Mark Bausman, for OC Sports Zone).

Segerstrom and Crean Lutheran have homecomings

At least two schools will have homecoming games tonight (Friday, September 16). Segerstrom, who hosts Kaiser and Crean Lutheran, who plays at Laguna Beach, will celebrate homecoming in nonleague games at 7 pm.

Segerstrom is 1-3 while Kaiser is 2-2. It’s also senior night for Segerstrom and gray and red night.

Believe Lutheran will play in their campus stadium for the first time this season. The Saints bring an undefeated 3-0 record to the game.

Military Appreciation Night in Fullerton

Fullerton High School officials announced the Twitter Friday that Friday’s game between Fullerton and Brea Olinda in Fullerton has been declared Military Appreciation Night. Officials said all service members with military ID will be admitted without duty, adding, “Thank you for your service.”

Fullerton enters the game with a 2-2 record, while Brea Olinda is 2-1.

Great night for soccer from Santiago in triumph

The Santiago High School football team improved to 3-1 with a 50-15 victory over Magnolia on Thursday night.

Daniel Padilla rushed for 81 yards on eight carries, Art Martinez rushed for 72 yards on 16 carries and scored four touchdowns and Ever Lopez rushed for 63 yards on eight carries with one touchdown to lead the Cavaliers.

Coach Doug Ozsvath added that the offensive line led the way and helped the Cavaliers rack up 283 rushing yards.

Santiago hosts Anaheim next Thursday.

Adam Harper likes Northwood’s progress

There were some questions at the beginning of the season about the Northwood High School football team, coached by JC Clarke. Mainly, it was an untested offensive line. Many of the linemen are filling in for the regulars and have risen to the challenge, providing plenty of great opportunities for star running back Adam Harper.

The Timberwolves defeated Beckman 33-14 to improve to 4-1.

“We faced a lot of adversity, but we’ve overcome it,” Harper said after Thursday’s win. “A lot of the guys have stepped up and I’m really proud of this team. We are a tough little team, we don’t have much ostentation around. We do our job and fly to the ball and hit our screens.

“So we’re going to be a tough team to beat if we do our job.”

Northwood plays Portola next Friday. Bulldogs coach Peter Abe was on hand Thursday scouting the Timberwolves.

Thrilling league win for Calvary Chapel

Calvary Chapel freshman coach Jack McInally said in Twitter That Thursday’s game was one of the best he’s been involved in. The Eagles won in the last seconds 38-37 over Costa Mesa on a two-point conversion.

Quite a way to start the season of the Orange Coast League.

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