Santa Ana Valley football team makes progress in preparation for season opener

Coach Alfredo Macias leads Santa Ana Valley in its season opener. (File photo Mark Bausman, for OC Sports Zone).

The spring and summer have been productive for the Santa Ana Valley High School football team as they continue preparations for their home opener against Ocean View.

“We started our summer football camp in June, and the transition was smooth for our guys since the team had already worked hard in the spring,” Falcons coach Alfredo Macias said. “While we’ve seen tremendous growth from our guys in the spring and summer, we still have a lot to improve on if we want to be a team playing in November.

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

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

“On the attacking side of the ball, we will rely on Ivan Reyes, Enrique Banda, Tom Guzman, Mario Trujillo, Kevin Andrade and Juan Vargas to lead the charge,” Macias said. “Defensively, we expect 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 timetable:

Friday August 19 (H) against Ocean View

Friday, August 26 at Segerstrom

Friday September 2 (H) against Santiago

Friday, September 9 in Godinez (Santa Ana Valley)

Friday September 16 in Gahr

Friday September 30 (H) against Magnolia

Friday, October 7 at Western

Friday, October 14 in Anaheim

Friday, October 21 in Savanna

Friday, October 28 (H) vs. Century

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