RICK GIBSON, WOOBDRIDGE
Woodbridge, 2-2, defeated Laguna Hills, 38-20, Friday, Sept. 15, at Laguna Hills. The Warriors host Rim of the World Friday, Sept. 22, at University.
“Our first half of football was the most complete two quarters I think Woodbridge has ever played,” said Coach Rick Gibson. “We scored 35 points on five possessions and we held Laguna Hills to no points. ”
Players of the game: “The offense was led by our offensive line of Jonathan Kim, Kyle Wray, Austin Gaines, Jared Avayzian and Matt Ploof. Nick Nash had 117 yards rushing as well as 229 yards passing and Nikos Reza had 116 yards on 17 carries.
“The defense was led by Sam Tipple, Braden Dunn and Colin Turner. Jacob Trestik had a 34-yard field goal as well as five PAT’s.”
PETE MITCHELL, NORTHWOOD
Northwood, 1-3, defeated Santa Ana Valley, 29-25, last week. The Timberwolves host Segerstrom Friday, Sept. 22, at Portola.
“We still are getting better each week,” said Coach Pete Mitchell. “We finally put four quarters of football together and that’s how you win ball games. Our boys really are doing a great job of playing as a team and never giving up.
“We faced one of the best backs in the county and he definitely got his yards. Fortunately, we made a couple of adjustments at half time and threw a shut out in the second half. Offensively, we are finally coming around and scoring points.”
Players of the week: Offense, Trevor Littlejohn; defense, Alex Aviles; special teams, Conner Vejsicky.
ERIK TERRY, IRVINE
Irvine, 3-1, defeated Estancia, 33-7, Friday night, Sept. 15. The Vaqueros host Laguna Hills Friday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m.
“We did not play as well as we are capable of against Estancia on offense but our special teams and defense were exceptional last week,” said Coach Erik Terry. “We continue to improve each week and are happy with the progression we are on right now. We did have several players who are backups get quality minutes which will be a great asset moving into league play.
Players of the week: “Offense, Marc Filia had a productive night passing completing 15 of 22 for a 68 percent completion rate. He made some good decisions to get the ball to his receivers shallow and let them do the rest.
“Our defense was led by Rian Fields and Cesar Lemus who combined for three sacks and two caused fumbles.
“Special teams was led by our punt return unit who provided an exciting 51-yard return for a touchdown by Bryce Tanikawa.”