May 28, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

Defending league champion Irvine opens season at home against Portola

Irvine football coach Tom Ricci, talking to his son Joey in a game last season, leads the Vaqueros into the 2022 season. (File photo: Jim Tomlin, For OC Sports Zone).

Irvine High School football coach Tom Ricci has announced the Vaqueros 2022 schedule, starting with a home game against Portola on Friday, Aug. 19 at Irvine Stadium.

Irvine is coming off a 10-1 season and captured the Pacific Hills League title outright. The Vaqueros first three games are at home.

Coach Peter Abe’s Portola team is coming off a 7-4 finish in 2021.

2022 Irvine schedule:

Friday, Aug. 19, vs. Portola (H)

Friday, Aug. 26, vs. Canyon (H)

Friday, Sept. 2, vs. Troy (H)

Friday, Sept. 9, at LB Jordan

Friday. Sept. 16, at University

Friday, Sept. 23, Beckman (H)

Friday, Oct. 7, vs. Woodbridge (H)

Friday, Oct. 14, vs. Dana Hills (H)

Friday, Oct. 21, at Northwood (Irvine Stadium)

Friday, Oct. 28, at Laguna Hills

Send football news to timburt@ocsportszone.com