Dominate the Day Doesn’t End After Season

El Modena defeats Don Lugo for the CIF Championship 35-7.

Alyssa Tierney, Online Manager

January 23, 2018

After the El Modena Vanguards went 12-3 in the 2017 season, it’s not surprising that the North Hills League recognized the team’s achievements. Three out of the five MVP’s for the North Hills League came from El Modena’s Football team. senior quarterback AJ Esperanza was named the North Hills ...


El Modena Offense is ready to roll against Segerstrom.

Alyssa Tierney, Online Manager

November 1, 2017

El Modena’s Varsity Football team has gone 7-2 this season, and 2-0 in league. After (beating/losing to) El Dorado, the Vanguards are on their way to CIF. During the season, El Modena exceeded the national average in total touchdowns (39) and receiving yards (177). The team also tied with the national...

Under the Lights with Josh Smith

Senior TE/ILB, #12 Josh Smith, playing at the Segerstrom Game

Alyssa Tierney, Online Manager

September 18, 2017

“A nice tackle made by number 12 Josh Smith!” Bob Ruddy, Voice of the El Modena Vanguards, booms through the stadium. Football season is back baby! And Senior Tight End and Inside Linebacker, Josh Smith, is hitting it hard. But football isn’t Smith’s only specialty. The Renaissance man also busies ...

Hustle, Hit. Never Quit

Senior TE/DT Luke Dunham (#80) with Sophomore DB/WR Andrew Tierney (#29) and Sophomore OL/DL Zack Dunham (#60)

Alyssa Tierney, Online Manager

August 27, 2017

Luke Dunham is here to answer why 1,085,272 high school students played tackle football in the 2015-2016 school year. Frontline: You’ve played Vanguard Football for three years. What makes this upcoming season different? Luke Dunham: I’m a senior this year, and it will be my last season ...

Dalton Saunders Named Citizen of the Year by Orange Elks Lodge #1475

Dalton Saunders (right) stands with a member of the Orange Elks Lodge #1475 (left) (Photo via @elmodenafb on Twitter).

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

April 14, 2017

   Junior Dalton Saunders may be known on campus for his signature camouflage attire, but his community service does not blend into the norm.   Saunders volunteers throughout the city of Orange working on projects that serve impoverished and fellow members of the Orange Elks Lodge. He became...

Vanguards Route Segerstrom

Senior Greg Lamb out runs a defender in El Mo's route of Segerstrom 47-27.

Andrew Reina, El Mo News

November 25, 2015

El Modena faced Segerstrom High School on Thursday, November 19th in the Quarter Finals of the CIF playoffs. El Mo was coming into the game with high confidence after a huge win over Rancho Alamitos in round one. Segerstrom came into the game with a win over Saddleback. El Modena struck first with...

El Mo Football is Moving On in CIF

Senior Kenneth Lamb runs through the Canyon defense  at Fred Kelly Stadium.

Andrew Reina, El Mo News

November 17, 2015

El Modena is moving on to the quarter finals of the CIF playoffs for the second year in a row after defeating Rancho Alamitos 35-10 in their playoff opener. After a slow first few possessions for the Vanguards, and going down 3-0, the defense took over. Senior Sam Gutierrez snagged the ball out of ...

Playoff Match Up: El Mo Versus Rancho Alamitos Preview

El Modena preforming their

Andrew Reina, El Mo News

November 8, 2015

The El Modena Football team secured a CIF playoff spot, as well as a league title with the win over El Dorado 19-13. El Modena (6-4) can't relax however, having to face Rancho Alamitos (8-2) who finished in the finals last season, but came up short versus Garden Grove, the team that defeated the Vanguards...

El Modena Football recap

El Modena prepares to do their

Andrew Reina, El Mo News

November 8, 2015

The last three games of the Vanguards schedule would prove to be their biggest challenge yet. The second to last week in October, the Vanguards looked at their schedule and saw rival Canyon, who they would need to beat to be crowned league champion, a scrappy Brea Olinda team, and El Dorado. El Modena...

Favorite Rowdy Rooter Football Themes

Tie-dye theme: The Rowdy Rooters cheer on their Vanguards at the Homecoming game.

Andrew Reina, El Mo News

October 18, 2015

The student section for El Modena has been the talking point of many conversations around Orange County. The Rowdy Rooters have finished in the top four student sections on for multiple weeks now. Also, the student section has been showing up in record numbers and has had some of the...

Another Vanguard Victory

Senior Kenneth Lamb takes the handoff in the Homecoming game against Esperanza.

Andrew Reina, El Mo News Editor

October 11, 2015

Before the big game, Coach D. sat down and interviewed with Frontline. The game plan was simple, "We need to worry about ourselves, worry about our execution, and try to perfect what we do and do it better than anyone else." said Drzanek. The preparation for the homecoming game this week was slightl...

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