Valencia on doorstep of first CIF title as it takes on Oaks Christian
Valencia junior defensive lineman Ben Seymour celebrates a tackle in the team's win over Heritage in the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 semifinals on Nov. 24. Cory Pitkavish/For The Signal

Valencia on doorstep of first CIF title as it takes on Oaks Christian

History could be afoot for Valencia football. After appearances in 1999, 2001, 2004 and 2013, the Vikings will find themselves in another championship game this Friday night at home against…

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Valencia heading to Division 2 semifinals after rout of Norco
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Valencia heading to Division 2 semifinals after rout of Norco

NORCO -- Putting up crooked numbers and finishing games with running clocks was par for the course for Valencia in the regular season. Through two postseason games, it’s done nothing…

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Valencia QB Connor Downs has team looking up
Valencia's Connor Downs throws a pass during an 11-on-11 practice against Ventura at Valencia. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

Valencia QB Connor Downs has team looking up

When senior Connor Downs took over as Valencia’s quarterback this season, he took the keys to an offense that helped guide the team to eight straight Foothill League titles. Not…

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Valencia football opens postseason on a high note with win over Great Oak
Vikings receiver, Mykael Wright (2), gets vertical to catch a pass before running it in for a touchdown against Great Oak High School in a playoff game in Valencia, Calif. on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Christian Monterrosa/ The Signal

Valencia football opens postseason on a high note with win over Great Oak

Three different running backs scored in Valencia football’s 54-23 win over Great Oak of Temecula on Friday night at home. Luring Paialii scored three times, Moises Haynes scored twice and…

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Valencia nearing another perfect Foothill League slate
FILE ART: Valencia's Moises Haynes (43) is the last man standing as he heads for the end zone during a football game against Chaparral of Scottsdale, Ariz. on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

Valencia nearing another perfect Foothill League slate

The Cowboys experienced the thrill of a Foothill League victory last week for the first time this season, beating Saugus 35-31 in a back-and-forth battle. The emotions, however, will likely…

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Valencia backfield pacing prolific season
Valencia's Moises Haynes (43) runs through the defense at Calabasas High School on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. Dan Watson/ for The Signal

Valencia backfield pacing prolific season

Immediately after warming up on Friday nights, as the rest of the Valencia football team heads to the locker room for one final pregame talk, Moises Haynes, Jayvaun Wilson and…

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Valencia and Saugus to clash in battle of Foothill League unbeatens
Saugus HIgh QB, Elijah Gragas (2), throws the ball into the endzone in the fourth quarter against West Ranch High School in Valencia, Calif. on Friday Oct. 13, 2017. Christian Monterrosa/ The Signal

Valencia and Saugus to clash in battle of Foothill League unbeatens

The last remaining unbeaten teams in the Foothill League will meet Friday when Saugus hosts Valencia. The Vikings (6-1, 1-0) have shaken off their only loss of the season, which…

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Valencia silences Hart in runaway victory
Valencia running back Jayvaun Wilson (No. 6) runs clear of the Hart defense as he scores on a touchdown catch in the second quarter. Photo Tom Cruze/For the Signal

Valencia silences Hart in runaway victory

In typical fashion, the crowds of fans for Hart and Valencia were roaring. On its home field at College of the Canyons, the Indians cheering section was deafening at kickoff.…

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Rivals Valencia and Hart meet for Foothill League opener
Valencia's Mykael Wright (2) stiff-arms a Calabasas defender as he runs for extra yardage in the first quarter at Calabasas High School. Dan Watson/ for The Signal

Rivals Valencia and Hart meet for Foothill League opener

Last season, Valencia running back Moises Haynes scored against every team the Vikings played except for one. That one school is the Vikes’ Foothill League opener opponent: Hart. “I kind…

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Prep football notebook: Valencia displays loads of positives in heartbreaking loss
Valencia's Moises Haynes (43) runs through the defense at Calabasas High School on Thursday. Dan Watson/ for The Signal

Prep football notebook: Valencia displays loads of positives in heartbreaking loss

It was probably for the best that Valencia and Calabasas football met Thursday of last week for their shootout, which the Coyotes won, 65-63. That gave coach Larry Muir and…

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