June 25, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

GIRLS FLAG FOOTBALL: Mission Viejo starts season 2-0 and this week’s OC scores

Mission Viejo’s flag football team is off to a fast start. (Photo courtesy Mission Viejo athletics).

Mission Viejo High School’s girls flag football team, coached by Chris Watkins, has started off the season 2-0 in the first CIF approved season for the sport.

The Diablos started the season with two wins Saturday in the Beckman Showcase. Mission Viejo defeated Crean Lutheran 24-14 and University 12-7.

Top players for Mission Viejo were senior quarterback/defensive back Claire Parnell, who had six touchdowns and 337 yards passing; junior tailback/defensive back Audrey Kays, who rushed for 21 times for 169 yards, an average of eight yards per carries and also had five catches for 45 yards and a touchdown and sophomore wide receiver/linebacker Nora Biornstad, who had seven catches for 87 yards and three touchdowns and seven flag pulls on defense.

Also contributing to the wins were freshman wide receiver/defensive back Leah Vanderveen, who had 10 catches for 109 yards and a touchdown, wide receiver/defensive back, captain Avery Brewster, who had three catches for 46 yards and five flag pulls on defense and senior wide receiver/defensive back Cadence Neale, who had two interceptions on defense and one TD catch for 17 yards.

Mission Viejo hosts Santa Margarita Wednesday at 5:15 p.m.



Crean Lutheran 24, Westridge 0

Cypress 24, Godinez 6

Valencia 21, Foothill 0

El Toro 20, Dana Hills 8

Segerstrom 13, El Modena 12

Westminster 12, Mayfair 7

Tustin 22, Katella 12

Newport Harbor 13, Woodbridge 12

Kennedy 33, Anaheim 12


Edison 27, Jordan 12

Ocean View 32, LB Cabrillo 0: The Seahawks won their first game of the year. Isis Salazar had two touchdown runs, two interception returns for touchdowns and a touchdown reception for the Seahawks.

Portola 32, Godinez 0

Source: CIF Southern Section

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