May 22, 2024

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Santa Ana Valley football team making strides in preparation for season opener

Coach Alfredo Macias leads Santa Ana Valley into its season opener. (FIle photo Mark Bausman, For OC Sports Zone).

It’s been a productive spring and summer for Santa Ana Valley High School’s football team which continues preparations for its season opener against Ocean View.

“We started our summer football camp in June, and it was a smooth transition for our guys since the team had already been working hard during the spring,” said Falcons Coach Alfredo Macias. “Although we have seen tremendous growth from our guys during the spring and summer, there is still plenty for us to improve on if we want to be a team playing in November.

“Our team will wrap up July with a few more seven on seven games as we continue to increase the level of competition. We have confidence in both our offensive and defensive units to make huge strides this year.”

A number of players will lead the way for Santa Ana Valley.

“On the offensive side of the ball, we will lean on Ivan Reyes, Enrique Banda, Tom Guzman, Mario Trujillo, Kevin Andrade and Juan Vargas to lead the charge,” Macias said. “Defensively we are expecting major production from several key players such as Juan Prado, Gio Arroyo, Bryan Solis, Bruce Sanchez, Luis Salgado and Luis Villanueva.”

Santa Ana Valley was 2-8 overall and 1-4 in the Orange League last season.

2022 schedule:

Friday, Aug. 19, (H) vs. Ocean View

Friday, Aug. 26, at Segerstrom

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

Friday, Sept. 9, at Godinez (Santa Ana Valley)

Friday, Sept. 16, at Gahr

Friday, Sept. 30, (H) vs. Magnolia

Friday, Oct. 7, at Western

Friday, Oct. 14, at Anaheim

Friday, Oct. 21, at Savanna

Friday, Oct. 28, (H) vs. Century

Football coaches: This is another in a series of summer football updates. Please send information to so we can share with our readers. OC Sports Zone is a free website for Orange County and there is no charge for articles.