Week 12 High School Football Preview: Edison vs. Westlake Village Oaks Christian

When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Huntington Beach High

Key Chargers: Sr. QB Griffin O’Connor (153 of 264 passing for 2,256 yards, 25 TDs and nine INTs; 63 carries for 190 yards and five TDs); Sr. WR-FS David Atencio (52 catches for 969 yards and 14 TDs; five INTs, 31 tackles, one fumble recovery); Jr. LB Luke Hoggard (111 tackles, 1½ sacks, one INT); Sr. SS-WR Brandon Moradian (three INTs, one pick-six, 48 tackles, six passes defensed, one sack; 19 catches for 259 yards and three TDs)

Key Lions: Jr. RB Zach Charbonnet (194 carries for 1,470 yards and 16 TDs); Jr. QB-LB Josh Calvert (50 of 78 passing for 805 yards, six TDs and three INTs; 56 carries 336 yards and four TDs; 38 tackles, one sack, one INT); Jr. DE-TE Kayvon Thibodeaux (12 sacks, 67 tackles, three forced fumbles; seven catches for 79 yards and three TDs); So. WR Bryce Farrell (52 catches for 915 yards and seven TDs)

Breakdown: Edison (8-3) plays host to No. 4-seeded Oaks Christian (9-2) in the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Division 2 playoffs … Chargers and Lions are meeting at Cap Sheue Field for a second time this year, Oaks Christian won 24-19 on Sept. 1 … Edison wasn’t at full strength in the nonleague game against Oaks Christian, as O’Connor started and played with a 103-degree fever, and the Yale-bound quarterback threw three interceptions … Oaks Christian, the Marmonte League champion, has been without USC-bound linebacker Bo Calvert, who broke his leg in a 48-0 win against Newbury Park on Oct. 6 … Chargers saw the return of running back Jack Carmichael (ankle) and wide receiver McCade Barrett (collarbone) during their 28-27 double-overtime win at La Habra in the first round last week … Lions defeated Arroyo Grande 42-13 in the first round, and they played Josh Calvert and Marco Siderman at quarterback … Edison picked off Calvert three times in the last meeting in which Calvert completed nine of 21 passes for 175 yards and one touchdown, and rushed 13 times for 53 yards … Oaks Christian, ranked No. 23 in the state by CalHiSports.com, is looking to reach the semifinals for the first time since 2011 … Chargers are led by Jeff Grady, who is in his first season as a high school head coach, while Jim Benkert, who has 254 wins in 29 years, is in charge of the Lions.


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