GG High wins hard-fought game

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BY MIKE NEWTON: Neighboring cities.

A rich history.

Bragging rights.

A lot at stake.

Garden Grove High beat Westminster High by a score of 28-21 last week at Garden Grove High.

Westminster started off the scoring by marching down the field in the first quarter to take a 7-0 lead.

Garden Grove High used a fake punt in which Adam Johnson ran 40 yards to the end zone to tie the game.

Garden Grove High quarterback Ruben Mendoza connected on several passes in the second quarter, culminating with a touchdown for a 14-7 lead.

BY MIKE NEWTON: Neighboring cities.

A rich history.

Bragging rights.

A lot at stake.

Garden Grove High beat Westminster High by a score of 28-21 last week at Garden Grove High.

Westminster started off the scoring by marching down the field in the first quarter to take a 7-0 lead.

Garden Grove High used a fake punt in which Adam Johnson ran 40 yards to the end zone to tie the game.

Garden Grove High quarterback Ruben Mendoza connected on several passes in the second quarter, culminating with a touchdown for a 14-7 lead.

Argonauts running back Joseph Camarillo battered the Lions defense, eventually wearing them down. And when Camarillo wasn’t muscling through, the Argos handed the ball to the speedy Dominick Sanchez.

The duo led the Argos to a 28-14 lead in the fourth quarter.

The Lions came back with a score and gained possession for a potential tie, but Garden Grove High star defender Lau Gauta crushed a Westminster running back in the backfield for loss, with time running out.

“This was a great game to watch, but what a game to coach,” said Garden Grove head coach Ricardo Cepeda.

Garden Grove next faces off against Woodbridge High School at 7 p.m. on Friday Sept. 9 at University High School.

Westminster High goes up against Marina High at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 at home.