Who's the best team in Orange County, you ask? It's San Clemente, for now. The Tritons are 1-0 after winning last week against Wailuku (Hi.) Baldwin, 42-20. Terrell Johnson scored three touchdowns, Mike Elespuru two and Herbert Gamboa one – a 79-yard kickoff return – for the Tritons, whose Travis Wilson completed 14 of 20 passes for 241 yards and a touchdown of 45 yards to Johnson.
Johnson also scored on runs of six and three yards, while Elespuru scored on runs of 16 and one. San Clemente's leading rusher was Nick Pasquale (21 yards) and Spencer Montoya (18). The bulk of the Tritons' offense centered on its passing game: Wilson completed seven passes to Jordan Micalef for 131 yards.
San Clemente scored twice in each of the first three quarters before giving up the game's final 14 points. Because of their early start, the Tritons will have two byes during the season, in Weeks 5 and 9 – before the first league game against Trabuco Hills, and before the last league game against Tesoro.
In the Southern Section's only other action last week – Sub-Zero Week – Las Vegas Faith Lutheran defeated Fountain Valley, 26-23. Technically, the Barons are No. 2, for now.