Argonauts Lose Their First Game

Costa Mesa~Another exciting game-except this time it was for all the marbles.

La Mirada High School won it's second CIF football championship in school history tonight, 49-27 over Garden Grove.

The Matadores got out to an early 7-0 lead after they blocked a punt on Garden Groves first possession; and shortly thereafter, punched it in.

However, things quickly changed, as the Argonauts rattled off 21 straight points to take a 21-7 lead.

The season-long, brutal, hard-hitting defensive ways of the Matadores continued as RJ Lujan knocked Grove superstar quarterback Sean Young out of the game and into the hospital.

La Mirada scored before the half making the score 21-14.

With Young out of the game, the La Mirada defense smelled blood and pounced like a wild animal on its victim. The Garden Grove team was not the same without its senior quarterback as it was La Mirada's turn to rattle off 42 straight points of its own-to take a commanding 49-22 lead. 

Garden Grove, trying to cap an emotional, perfect season , added a touchdown on a very nice catch in the fourth quarter, but the game was already over.

Final score: La Mirada 49 Garden Grove 27